For one band to come back into fashion is tremendous, for two means there must be something in the water.
Blur and The Stone Roses are to battle it out for the title of best band in the world at this year's Q Awards.
Lady Gaga can usually take on all comers at these kind of events, but she has some pretty stiff competition this year
The reunited groups line up against Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Muse for the accolade when the event takes place next month.
COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINATIONS BELOW
Blur and the Roses - who both reformed for eagerly anticipated summer shows - are both shortlisted for two titles, along with Noel Gallagher and Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch.
Blur keep hinting that each gig will be their last...
The best live act prize will be fought for by The Cribs, Radiohead and Bruce Springsteen, with Blur and Stone Roses again going head-to-head in that category.
The Stone Roses reformed recently, much to their fans' delight
Up for best album are El Camino by The Black Keys, Standing At The Sky's Edge by Richard Hawley, Given To The Wild by The Maccabees, Sonik Kicks by Paul Weller and Bobby Womack's The Bravest Man In The Universe.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 2, hosted by comic Al Murray.
Q editor Andrew Harrison said: "It's been the most incredible year for British music.
"Our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics into the greatest music event on Earth. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and the Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our greatest musicians.
"All the nominees for this year's Q Awards helped make 2012 an absolutely unforgettable year."
Complete list of nominations below...
1. Q Best New Act Presented By Merc
LIANNE LA HAVAS
2. Best Track
GOTYE Somebody That I Used To Know
PLAN B Ill Manors
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE Shake It Out
RIZZLE KICKS Mama Do The Hump
FUN We Are Young
3. Best Album Presented By Red Stag by Jim Beam
PAUL WELLER Sonik Kicks
THE BLACK KEYS El Camino
BOBBY WOMACK The Bravest Man In The Universe
RICHARD HAWLEY Standing At The Sky's Edge
THE MACCABEES Given To The Wild
4. Best Live Act
THE STONE ROSES
5. Best Video
THE KILLERS Runaways
ARCTIC MONKEYS R U Mine?
NICKI MINAJ Starships
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS Everybody's On The Run
6. Best Solo Artist presented by Citroen
7. Best Act In The World Today
THE STONE ROSES