Huge Bands that Vanished

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  1. weedzzz

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    The Killers are still huge, headlining major festivals across the world. Just headlined Glastonbury not long ago. Their last album was no.1 in many countries, including USA. They certainly haven’t faded, they might be more popular than ever.

    The Strokes still have a huge fanbase but they rarely put out any new music.
     
  2. scr@tchy

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    holds up
     
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  3. Tiny Montgomery

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    Why would they?
     
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    Good list but I definitely don't think The Killers and The Strokes should be on it.
     
  5. I Am Misery

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    he's made a bit of a comeback over the past ten years or so (speaking of NIN):



    this just came out a couple years ago, not too bad:



    lol, what? they crapped out after 'Sabotage', but everything up through (and including) that was killer. maybe try listening to those records a few times? 'Paranoid' really isn't that great in comparison with some of their later stuff.
     
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    I'm not sure whether I"m supposed to take them seriously or not
     
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    Sam Cooke largely invented soul music. I have never heard his name NOT mentioned in those conversations.
     
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    They Might Be Giants.
    Man...they were HUGE!

    Now? .......Nothing.
     
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    I saw Huey Lewis and the News at a Salesforce.com conference in 2014. They played a couple of songs during the keynote and then outside for about 90 minutes during lunch. They were pretty damn good. 130,000 people at the conference too - not a bad gig...
     
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    Are these guys still around?
     
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    The Presidents ended several years ago, but they weren't the same after Dave Dederer left years prior (who is now the head of Amazon Music). Chris Ballew puts out children's music under the moniker "Caspar Baby Pants".
     
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    Garbage has been a pretty constant touring and recording presence the past few years. Shirley Manson has done a few guest spots on other bands' stuff and hosts a podcast.
     
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    Billy Squier was who I thought of when I saw the tittle of the thread. It was a different time back then but at the same time everyone looked like a girl. All of the bands wore makeup and strutted around like strippers. Look at David Lee Roth prancing around in assless chaps and pushing his hair up. He should have just had a pole on the stage.
    I think squires video looks worse now in retrospect. I didn't even notice how bad it was back then. I didn't even think about Freddy, Hallford, Elton, Bowie or any of the other guys that were actually gay back then. All the bands looked gay and no one even mentioned it. I had long hair and when I look at the pictures now I look like a girl. It was the style of the times. The Crue, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Warrant, Skidrow, Bon Jovi, The New York Dolls, Ratt, Cinderella.... ect... They all looked like strippers.
    Anyway, Squire just looked like a goof dancing around in that video. It probably didn't help his career much. It just wasn't cool but Dancing in the Streets was even worse anti didn't hurt Mick and Bowie.
     
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    Roger and Rick Davies shared an equal amount of song writing and vocal credits, but Roger wrote and sang the hits.
    Supertramp's first album without Roger (Brother where you bound) was a fine album with David Gilmour playing lead guitar on the titletrack.
    Every album that came afterwards was rather disappointing.

    Nowadays Davies is recovering from a cancer desease and Hodgson is still touring solo.
     
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    The Tubes still tour regularly, I'm on their email list is how I know. https://www.thetubes.com/tour
     
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    I was gonna guess Les Dudek :D
     
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    Gotta disagree with you on this one.
     
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