Welcome to a series I began at He’s A Whore and am proud-as-punch to continue here at Popdose. While not able to mention everything that happened, I’ve touched upon some of the key events that made 1996 what it was, warts ‘n’ all. Kiss announce plans to reunite with original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss as part of a “farewell” world tour. In March, Phil Collins announces his decision to leave Genesis. That same month, the Sex Pistols announce plans for a reunion tour marking the 20th anniversary of the band’s formation.