Some bands give you the urge to look them up on YouTube or Wikipedia and find out whatever became of them. Others appear on the news, radio, or in iTunes, and you have to scratch your head and wonder why on Earth are still around.
We looked at ten bands that we’d quite happily never hear from again, and tried to come up with a reason beyond “because we don’t like them.”
1. The Rolling Stones
The Stones are legends of music, without question, but it is time for them to be giving it up now. Who can name any original track they have released in the last 20 years?
2. Bon Jovi
Although not as legendary as The Stones, this lot have outstayed their welcome a little bit, too. Great back in the day, but now it is time to go.
3. The Stone Roses
In defense of the first two, at least they have kept going and not reunited, unlike Manchester’s Stone Roses. A few comeback gigs at Heaton Park turned into a world tour and soon a new studio album. No thank you!
To be fair to Bono et al, it has been a while since we heard anything from U2, but we’re sure that their preaching to us all about living a good life will return with their new album later this year.
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
30years after forming the Chili’s are still going strong, but heaven knows why. Their sound hasn’t been fresh for at least a decade, and one feels that if it wasn’t for the legendary status of their members that they’d have been thrown on the rock scrapheap years ago.
6. Guns N’ Roses
This is a funny choice, because a reunion of the original line up is something we would be wholly in favor of. Still, there is about as much chance of that happening as there is North Korea becoming a world leader in human rights. For now, we’d love Axl Rose to stop milking the name for all it is worth, and to try and make money some other way.
7. Limp Bizkit
Having ridden the wave of ‘nu metal’ in through the late 1990s and early 2000s, they mercifully split in 2005 before reuniting four years later. Mr. Durst, we implore you to reconsider your stance.
This band has enough legendary hits to be able to fill a five-disc greatest hits compilation, but that doesn’t mean we want to hear it forced upon us anymore.
9. The Cure
Was this band ever that good? At least most of the others have had some sort of successful releases on a constant basis, while The Cure seem to be living on past glories alone.
Queen are one of the greatest bands ever, but this whole ‘guest vocalist’ thing, even though Paul Rodgers of Free has done a great job, is getting tired now.
One of the saddest things about great bands is that they never know when to let go. All of those in our list have been immensely successful, and we admire everything they have achieved. However, it is surely now time to move onto something else.
Author Byline: Karl is an online content writer with a specific interest in the music industry. Karl is an accomplished guitar player, despite never having had a guitar lesson in his life, and enjoys traveling around the world to a variety of music events.
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