They burst out of the gate with a multiplatinum debut and a pair of top 40 singles, but then a not-so-funny thing happened to the Spin Doctors on the way to rock 'n' roll fame.

Actually, a series of unfortunate events befell the band, which enjoyed two of the most successful singles of the early '90s in 'Little Miss Can't Be Wrong' and 'Two Princes' -- they ended the decade not only without a record deal, but without lead singer Chris Barron, who was diagnosed with a rare form of vocal paralysis that left him unable to sing or speak.

Those dark days are behind the band, which reunited a few years ago behind their latest effort, 2005's 'Nice Talking to Me,' and they're getting ready to hit the road for a world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 'Pocket Full of Kryptonite.'

The Spin Doctors' former label, Epic, is getting in on the fun with a double-disc reissue of 'Kryptonite,' scheduled for an August 30 release, which adds a stack of rare demos to the original (and newly remastered) album.