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Examples of bands that have ridiculed their great legacy?


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No just Axl. Poor Axl. Touring the world, fucking chicks, making millions of dollars playing to thousands of people.

Honestly, I don't get your point. Things went wrong for everyone in this band, every classic member is not on top of the world anymore, and you can't really know if they would have stayed there even if they were still together today.

Axl is still the most successful nowdays compared to the rest of them, He secured the name, and the control for better or worse so I think all things considered his life is great, and his music career is still alive. The only thing he needs to do is actually release more then one album every 20 fucking years.

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The only thing that could ruin a band's "Legacy" is some kind of media outrage regarding something immoral, some kind of fraud or anything that put that band's success in question. For example, if Michael Jackson had been arrested for child abuse, that would have ruined his legacy. If he were still alive, touring and performing, releasing shitty music that didn't live up to expectations and singing much worse than back in the day, that would not effect his past glory in any way.

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There are so many bands that when people say they like them, they mean the five year period when they were good not the decades after that where they became irrelevant and often dragged a half-original line-up around the world playing smaller and smaller venues.

Not many bands actually manage to ruin their own legacy, people just stop paying attention when a band stops mattering. Every now and then I'll hear about a band and think 'wtf they still exist!?'

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Pretty much every great rock band from the 70's and 80's has been reduced to playing arenas

U2

AC/DC

Bon Jovi

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Metallica

They sell more tickets now than in their heyday.

Also Neil Young and Bob Dylan, two 'old-timers' who are still creativly interesting and who sell tickets.

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Pretty much every great rock band from the 70's and 80's has been reduced to playing arenas

U2

AC/DC

Bon Jovi

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Metallica

They sell more tickets now than in their heyday.

Also Neil Young and Bob Dylan, two 'old-timers' who are still creativly interesting and who sell tickets.

The Stones sold out their latest 5 reunion shows in minutes while the average selling price was over $400 a ticket so I have no doubt they can still sellout stadiums should they tour in 2013.........

One thing I find a bit ridiculous is the amount of compilation packages the Rolling Stones seem to be putting out.

The band has been around for 50 years mate so I don't find it ridiculous all things considered...........

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Van Halen, for a while at least. The Sammy Hagar years were atrocious, but they sold a lot of records. That Gary Cherone period though...

Pretty much every great rock band from the 70's and 80's has been reduced to playing arenas

U2

AC/DC

Bon Jovi

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Metallica

They sell more tickets now than in their heyday.

Metallica? Fans of their first few albums would disagree, and everyone mocked the shit out of them for years after St. Anger and Napster.

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Pretty much every great rock band from the 70's and 80's has been reduced to playing arenas

U2

AC/DC

Bon Jovi

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Metallica

They sell more tickets now than in their heyday.

Pretty much every great rock band from the 70's and 80's has been reduced to playing arenas

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Deep Purple dontvseem to be killing it like they should. Zepp have sorted of failed. Faith No More just toured off the past like the magnificient bastards they are.

The Cult, Sex pistols. Complete disasters.

Queen. The cosmos sucks.

Aerosmith. Everything after Pump. Disgusting.

ACDC. Stop making records.

Successful bands rape the legacy.

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I agree about Queen, and I'll include "Doors of the 21st Century" while you're bringing up The Cult.

Sex Pistols reformed and did old songs, but Lydon decided to sing like he was in Public Image instead of snarl out the words.

Deep Purple - if Ian and Ritchie ever mend fences, then you'll have a DP reunion. It's not going to happen, they're just way past that point, and already did the reunion in the mid 80s. They still have a pretty good following with Steve Morse though.

I thought Led Zeppelin handled the reunion well, and should have just done what Cream did in playing a couple of more dates. But I think Plant was able to distance himself by just being a music fan and go "hell no" to doing more dates. I get that he cringed at the other 2 reunions and wanted to do it once and to it right, even with mistakes, it was nothing like those shows. And with Page's plans to revamp the back catalog the way AC/DC had the remasters for iTunes, and a last hurrah of CD releases, it's a good way for the band to continue doing something together in their later years. Maybe it's about a final cash in their chips move, but it's one last run of listening to the master tapes and telling the "making of" stories.

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Reduced to playing arenas. Lol as if thats a bad thing. The man still plays to millions with his 'hack' band. They sound great live. Of course they dont have the success of the classic lineup, very few if any could.

Are there any other bands that have done this to the degree Axl has? I mean to have a top charting band that tours stadiums reduced to playing arenas. Albums that nobody really cares about etc..

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It's all relevant. If you are playing clubs, playing arenas is quite a step up. When you are on the top of the world selling out multiple nights and stadium tours and then you can barely fill up most of the venues you play in, then it's a bad thing. Especially with the achievements GNR had 1987-1993. If it wasn't for that even arenas wouldn't be possible to be honest with today's lineup and CD music.

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Van Halen, for a while at least. The Sammy Hagar years were atrocious, but they sold a lot of records. That Gary Cherone period though...

Pretty much every great rock band from the 70's and 80's has been reduced to playing arenas

U2

AC/DC

Bon Jovi

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Metallica

They sell more tickets now than in their heyday.

Metallica? Fans of their first few albums would disagree, and everyone mocked the shit out of them for years after St. Anger and Napster.

They're still playing stadiums, they may have lost a few old school fans, but since Black album they've replaced those fans 10 to 1 with newer fans for some reason.

Maiden in certain markets, are selling out stadiums, and arenas in the others. They're selling more tickets now than in their heyday as well.

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Deep Purple dontvseem to be killing it like they should. Zepp have sorted of failed. Faith No More just toured off the past like the magnificient bastards they are.

The Cult, Sex pistols. Complete disasters.

Queen. The cosmos sucks.

Aerosmith. Everything after Pump. Disgusting.

ACDC. Stop making records.

Successful bands rape the legacy.

For what it was, it wasn't that bad. It wasn't Queen, though.

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