Am I the only one who absolutely hates cover bands? I've seen multiple YouTube videos, done plenty of research, and physically seen cover/tribute bands; and I don't understand how people in their right mind will actually see cover bands, much less pay money to see/hear them. I'm a pretty big Beatles fan, and the amount of cover bands is honestly sickening. We don't need copycats. I'm gonna quote a blog I found that absolutely expressed what I have been saying: "It still seems like a crazy idea to pay to see a band play songs exactly as another band used to play them. That's not art, it's theft! The whole "Tribute Band" idea is a complete scam, that allows musicians without enough imagination to create their own music to make a living doing someone else's. If you had real talent, you'd make your own music." "Somehow, people get away with this lame mimicry in the music business. Can you imagine some other art form where people legally make a good living doing other's material? Name a re-make of a classic film that got any respect....and if it did, the director put a new twist on the film." "Yet tribute bands have national followings, and I'm sure there isn't a city in the country without at least one group of 4 guys, one of whom plays bass left-handed, who are trying to be the Beatles. And here is the absolute dumbest thing: They sell CD's! That's right, people pay good money to buy a CD of a bunch of hacks trying to copy the work of great artists, when they could buy the CD of the real band instead." This guy is totally correct. Everything he said was spot on. Here's a link to the blog if you're interested in checking it out: The Tall Thin Guy: Why Tribute Bands Suck . Regardless, tribute bands are just trying to mooch off of other bands careers. Change my mind.