Huge Bands that Vanished

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  1. Jason Fieldhouse

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    Should have seen how heaving the tent was at Download festival when they returned as a surprise act a couple years ago.... and they've just released a new single and video that kinda caricatures this thread! 'Rock and Roll Deserve To Die'
     
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    Candlebox is still touring and a new album is due out soon
    You can see them in Reno NV in a few weeks !
     
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    The one I watched was focused on his murder. I still haven’t seen the other.

    Sam Cooke has not been forgotten.
     
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    It's funny how people who weren't around during an era will toss out "one hit wonder" or "they only really had one record" having no clue how big an artist was at the time! I heard some kids call Journey a "one hit wonder" which cracked me up! I get that Don't Stop Believing is the most overplayed song ever, but there are really just a handful of artists that had as good of a career and as many hits as them!
     
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  5. Melodic Dreamer

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    I could be wrong, but maybe the Goo Goo Dolls.
     
  6. Madsen

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    Nine Inch Nails just wrapped up their Cold And Black And Infinite tour late last year. The band sounded great.
    Trent Reznor is the founder, only original member & maintains creative control. How much others contribute to the records has varied over the years. Live he has always had a backup band & the current incarnation has been fairly consistent since 2013. Richard Patrick from Filter was an early member of the live band & left to write his own songs. The Clouser, Lohner, Vrenna era was my favorite & peak NIN imo. Reznor has branched into movie soundtrack work in recent years.
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    Colin Hay is touring now with Ringo Starr & has been performing pretty consistently over the years. He's put out a bunch of solo albums but none with the commercial success of Men at Work.

    Everclear was mentioned. They're another act that is still out there with a changing lineup that has seen diminishing returns on their newer material.
     
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    Dam, look at the length of his fingers
     
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    Squier committed career suicide and to make matters worse, he blamed it on others and still does. His interviews are hard to listen to since he never takes ownership and comes off as a total prick.
     
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  9. Agramal

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    Trent Reznor has steadily moved NIN away from its earlier pop accessibility. He still wields tremendous influence, but the past few NIN EPs have been quite underwhelming; Bad Witch in particular sounded half-baked.
     
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    I do enjoy Art's DJ'ing on SiriusXM - he knows his music.
     
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    Sam Cooke died a few months after I was born, but I listen to him at least once a month, and could name a dozen or more of his hit songs.
     
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    Are the Spin Doctors still around?
     
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    The Psychedelic Furs are touring right now. The Butler brothers seem to be only ones remaining.
    I was a huge fan of the first two LPs and saw the original lineup a couple times. Even saw a few reunion shows that were great especially with Richard Fortus. Richard Butler is a fantastic frontman.
     
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  15. Agramal

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    A few on this list are simply guilty of putting out mediocre albums, causing them to fade from public consciousness. Incubus' last album 8, was the the aural equivalent of watching paint dry. They have a new single coming out this week, fingers crossed.

    Bloc Party's decline is pretty well-documented. They're one of those unfortunate bands that could never capture the brilliance of their debut - Interpol is like that too, though I think Interpol's body of work is far stronger than Bloc Party's.
     
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    Steppenwolf!

    These guys were HUGE for a couple years. "Born to Be Wild" THE rock anthem! Magic Carpet Ride, The Pusher, Sookie Sookie,... etc...

    Within a couple years they were playing biker rallies and state fairs.
     
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    Hootie and the Blowfish?
     
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    What did he do? Just curious. I know little about him other than that he has a burst and that he walked away from music at some point.
     
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