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Artists/Bands who have lost their relevance

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Peter Squire, Feb 14, 2006.


  1. As the title suggests, who do you think were important artists in the music world who have now totally lost their relevance?

    Two that immediately come to my mind are:

    Michael Jackson
    Aerosmith

    Discuss
     
  2. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen, he ditched his band and went almost easy listening on us.
    Did he fall on his head or something?
     
  3. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Caveat: Personal opinion incoming.

    The Rolling Stones.
    Hang up the spurs already, they're getting really rusty.

    Korn. (sorry, can't find my backwards 'r')
    That unrepentent anger thing is sooooo '90s.

    Vanilla Ice.
    Say what, man?
     
  4. FastEddie

    FastEddie

    Feb 13, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    IMO...
    Metallica
    Candlebox (but they're reuniting this summer!!!)
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well, Creed, if they ever were relevant in the first place.
     
  6. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio

    Agreed on both counts. Man..Aerosmith. Where do I start. One of the GREAT hard rock bands of the 70s. Their first five albums were EXCELLENT. The pop crap they put out these days makes me retch.
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Since when does music need to be relevant? It's *music*, not national policy!
     

  8. Still though, Sweet Emotion is the best song to drive to....ever.
     
  9. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    RHCP
    Metallica
    Audioslave
    Korn
    Slipknot
    ...
     
  10. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Chicago
    The Beach Boys

    GIVE IT UP ALREADY GUYS!!

    And ditto on the Stones!
     
  11. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo gone to Longstanton Spice Museum

    Feb 8, 2003
    UK
    dunno bout 'relevant'... but in the 'used to be good but are now crap' stakes it has to be Metallica... their fall has to be the most spectacular ever seen

    I blame the short hair and wearing wifebeaters
     
  12. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    I personally like these...

    Highway Song - Blackfoot
    Born With a Broken Heart - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Any Joe Satriani songs
    Any Allman Brothers Band songs
     
  13. plexibass

    plexibass

    Jun 30, 2005
    actually he is recording new tracks now with the band. album probably in july. he and the band have both said that if there is a band project they will all do it. d&d just wasnt a band album. unfortunatley that hack brendon o'brien decided to play bass on it instead of getting garry. eeeeeeeeeeeggggggggooooooooooooo

    i'm a huge fan of bruce
     
  14. plexibass

    plexibass

    Jun 30, 2005
    and actually i would agree with this if you said eric clapton. shut up and play your guitar eric!!!!!!
     
  15. Kronos

    Kronos

    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Santana, by far.

    Went from being a really good songwriter to a shill.

    Way to sell out!
     
  16. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    R.E.M really should've called it quits when Bill Berry left, their albums after "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" (which is also lackluster at best) are pretty painful to listen to.
     
  17. fixed it for you :D
     
  18. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Green Day and their pseudo-activism.
     
  19. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Throw them in the never-had-any-relevence-to-begin-with bin...

    Anyway, you've all listed some good ones, but forgot one of the biggest of them all, U2.

    Also, U2, U2, and U2.
     
  20. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
    ACDC
    Aerosmith
    Stones
    BOC
    The Who

    were all relevent at one time, but not now