Sleater-Kinney reunion coming soon?

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You may have seen this already if you’re a Pearl Jam fan or a Sleater-Kinney fan, but last Friday night’s encore of “Rockin’ In the Free World” at the Pearl Jam show in Portland actually featured all three members of Sleater-Kinney on stage together for the first time since 2006. Rolling Stone called it a reunion, and most other sites followed right along. And we weren’t sure what to think of it when we saw it, but the rumors seem to be swirling up as a result of some recent news hitting the airwaves today.

Janet Weiss, drummer for S-K and Wild Flag, basically announced that Wild Flag had run its course in an interview with The Skinny. Also in that interview:

It’s hard to resist asking The Question. Thankfully, Weiss takes it in good humour and laughs as she says: “Oh, you know, yeah, I wouldn’t rule it out. I don’t think we’ll be able to stay away from each other forever!”

And that was before the full Sleater-Kinney sit-in with Pearl Jam.

We know Fred (or whoever runs this Facebook page) must be excited:

But here was the kicker for us: Greg Kot has decreed that the reunion is imminent.

http://twitter.com/gregkot/status/408673474526199808

He typically doesn’t say something in print without being able to back it up, so I’d put the chances of this happening at strong-to-very-strong and let’s start seeing if their name pops up on the major music festivals next year. For now, it’s basically just a rumor that we’re spreading with everyone else. We’ll keep you posted as more becomes available.