The U.S. band split in 1988 after nine years together, and frontman Bob Mould's subsequent success as a solo artist and with his new band Sugar left fans convinced Husker Du would never reform.

However, over the weekend (17-18Oct15) the trio launched a website for Husker Du merchandise, and news that Mould is back in contact with bassist Greg Norton and drummer Grant Hart has sparked excited speculation from fans that a reunion is on the cards.

The rumour was further fuelled when editors at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune quoted Norton as saying the website was "just 30 years in the making" and the rockers have hired a veteran band manager to "help us figure out how to get a foothold back in the business".

He also teasingly adds, "The main thing is, there's ongoing communication between the three of us now."