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(Rolling Stone)   The ten messiest band breakups in history. Difficulty: The Eagles aren't at number one   (rollingstone.com) divider line 240
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2013-02-15 12:16:19 AM
How can you have Queensryche's or Rage Against the Machine's breakup here but not Pink Floyd (the Gilmour-led band after Roger Waters' departure had to hire lawyers in every city of their first tour to keep Roger Waters from filing injunctions against them) or, for the love of God, the Beatles?

I guess they wanted to try to not go for the old standby, but Rage's breakup seems like it was just because the other members of the band weren't as serious about the Che Guevara shirts they were wearing as Zach de la Rocha was.
 
2013-02-15 12:23:16 AM
The Beatles aren't on there? My mother cried for a week. Seriously.
 
2013-02-15 12:27:40 AM
Nirvana's was pretty messy
 
2013-02-15 12:28:31 AM
No Van Halen? Seems all they do is break up
 
2013-02-15 12:30:16 AM
The breakup of the Clash gave us Big Audio Dynamite and The Pixies' failure produced the Breeders, so I'm OK with those two.
 
2013-02-15 12:31:15 AM

jake_lex: How can you have Queensryche's or Rage Against the Machine's breakup here but not Pink Floyd (the Gilmour-led band after Roger Waters' departure had to hire lawyers in every city of their first tour to keep Roger Waters from filing injunctions against them) or, for the love of God, the Beatles?

I guess they wanted to try to not go for the old standby, but Rage's breakup seems like it was just because the other members of the band weren't as serious about the Che Guevara shirts they were wearing as Zach de la Rocha was.


This.  See also: Dead Kennedys
 
2013-02-15 12:31:25 AM

jake_lex: How can you have Queensryche's or Rage Against the Machine's breakup here but not Pink Floyd (the Gilmour-led band after Roger Waters' departure had to hire lawyers in every city of their first tour to keep Roger Waters from filing injunctions against them) or, for the love of God, the Beatles?


Well Floyd never really broke up, the bass player (and main songwriter) quit and believed he was the band, but the other two guys who were still officially part of the band said, "Hey wait a minute... we still wanna play, and we're bringing back the keyboard player you fired."  And as far as The Beatles, the farther out in time things go, it seems like they felt like a spent force together and wanted to do their own things and go out on top.  I strongly feel that had Lennon not been shot, they'd have gotten back together just to see if they could still do it.  It wouldn't have been the same as Beatlemania, though.

/now to RTFA
 
2013-02-15 12:32:51 AM
ABBA turned down a billion (with a "B") dollars for a reunion tour in 2000.  That's true hate.
 
2013-02-15 12:40:10 AM
Kinks (Brothers again)
Talking Heads
Pretenders (two original members go DOA)
Fleetwood Mac
Cream
 
2013-02-15 12:43:59 AM

Snapper Carr: No Van Halen? Seems all they do is break up


Yup list fails without Van Halen
 
2013-02-15 12:44:43 AM
No Spinal Tap?
 
2013-02-15 12:47:40 AM
The Eagles never broke up, they just took a 14 year vacation.
 
2013-02-15 12:48:47 AM
Nirvana?

/too soon?
 
2013-02-15 12:49:20 AM

Fano: Nirvana's was pretty messy


I had the over/under at five posts.

I went with the over, dammit!

/tiny fist, etc...
 
2013-02-15 12:52:52 AM

Fano: Nirvana's was pretty messy


came to say THIS, leaving... giggling
 
2013-02-15 12:54:02 AM
Mayhem?
 
2013-02-15 12:57:40 AM
Are we all still blaming Yoko, or have we moved on from there yet?

/yoko! that biatch!
//guess we're still blaming her then...
 
2013-02-15 12:58:04 AM
The Clash shouldn't even be on that list. I don't recall much ill will. The band had really run it's course by Sandanista, and Combat Rock was too commercial for their original fans, the band realized it and pretty much quit after that.
 
2013-02-15 01:04:54 AM

DigitalCoffee: Are we all still blaming Yoko, or have we moved on from there yet?

/yoko! that biatch!
//guess we're still blaming her then...


Yoko was a symptom (of John's growing boredom and dissatisfaction with the band which ultimately led to the breakup), not the cause (though bringing her into the studio certainly didn't help)
 
2013-02-15 01:07:31 AM

farkingismybusiness: Mayhem?


*knucks*

List sucks: Brothers, brothers, LVS, LVS, who? and who?

Mayhem FTW
 
2013-02-15 01:10:35 AM
Queensryche's breakup is the nastiest in years.

GnR's wasn't so much a breakup as one guy just took over and dumped everybody. He is the douche in the band, too.

Felder split in his limo before a fight could break out, and it was the last time the band played together for 14 years.

Felder tells that story different in his (great) book. But that's Rolling Stone for you.
 
2013-02-15 01:18:20 AM
Did  Queensryche not watch Spinal Tap.  Did Tates wife suggest they record their next album in Dubly?
 
2013-02-15 01:18:35 AM
I hate the farking Eagles man
 
2013-02-15 01:19:38 AM

Fano: Nirvana's was pretty messy


Someone start the slow clap.

Fine, I'll do it.

Clap...
 
2013-02-15 01:21:32 AM

Koalacaust: The Eagles never broke up, they just took a 14 year vacation.


I guess they stayed together in the long run.
 
2013-02-15 01:27:46 AM
Weeze isn't on the list. Fail.
 
2013-02-15 01:30:08 AM
Dead Kennedys
Misfits
Black Flag
 
2013-02-15 01:45:11 AM
Pantera's was pretty bad.
 
2013-02-15 01:45:11 AM

Harry_Seldon: Koalacaust: The Eagles never broke up, they just took a 14 year vacation.

I guess they stayed together in the long run.


They were brought down more by the band members' lyin' eyes rather than a witchy woman like the Beatles
 
2013-02-15 01:55:04 AM

GreenAdder: Dead Kennedys
Misfits
Black Flag


Came here to say this...

/Leaving happy
//Jerry Only is a tool
///So is Kenny (Rocky), his brother
//// DOYLE rules
 
2013-02-15 01:55:22 AM
Theres no way in Hell the guys in GnR would sign away all their rights to the band for one gig.  No one could possibly be that dumb.
 
2013-02-15 01:56:20 AM
What about the Germs?  Aw well, I'll just hang in there a bit longer.
 
2013-02-15 02:01:08 AM

Rivethead: What about the Germs?  Aw well, I'll just hang in there a bit longer.


pfft. you and new order. just hanging around.
 
2013-02-15 02:17:05 AM
SRV
Big Bopper
Randy Rhoads

A bit messy there.
 
2013-02-15 02:17:44 AM

jake_lex: How can you have Queensryche's or Rage Against the Machine's breakup here but not Pink Floyd (the Gilmour-led band after Roger Waters' departure had to hire lawyers in every city of their first tour to keep Roger Waters from filing injunctions against them)


Fark Roger Waters. He didn't have any problem keeping the gravy train rolling after Sid left.
 
2013-02-15 02:20:14 AM

DigitalCoffee: Are we all still blaming Yoko, or have we moved on from there yet?
www.trilobite.org
/yoko! that biatch!
//guess we're still blaming her then...

 
2013-02-15 02:24:07 AM
Creedence comes to mind.
 
2013-02-15 02:33:57 AM

DigitalCoffee: Are we all still blaming Yoko, or have we moved on from there yet?

/yoko! that biatch!
//guess we're still blaming her then...


John was just  pussy-whipped.
 
2013-02-15 02:37:55 AM
Tommy Shaw and (JY) vs. Dennis DeYoung. Boy, that was a cluster fark.
 
2013-02-15 02:37:59 AM
Yet another reason I love Rammstein. The six of them are original members and if one ever leaves the band will cease to exist. They've said its a "six-way marriage" and they all get along, their families get along, some of their children are siblings, they are friends as well as band mates. I love knowing that people I love love each other, too. And they kick ass. So best of both worlds.

Video shoot for "Haifisch" (Shark). Supposed to be angry with each other and about to fight, but Richard and Paul can't even glare at each other without laughing.
 
2013-02-15 02:38:51 AM
Oh poo. The animated.gif was too large :(
 
2013-02-15 02:47:05 AM
I hadn't heard that story about the Eagles threatening each other on mic during a show. Crazy.
 
2013-02-15 02:47:35 AM
Ween
 
2013-02-15 02:58:38 AM

djjonze: Ween


^^ Inconsolable for weeks.
 
2013-02-15 03:12:31 AM
I love that the article sources most of its quotations from the lead singers. If there's one common thread in all band breakups it's that the ego of the vocalist starts to cannibalize the band. I love that Billy Corgan has the balls to lay the blame for the original Pumpkins lineup collapsing entirely on Iha. I'm not even a big fan of either's music (though I do think that the guitar solo on "Cherub Rock" is one of the best of the 90s - so a point to Corgan), but since 2000 Iha has collaborated with what seems like a ton of people, kept a relatively low profile, seems chill, all while Billy Corgan has constant verbal slappy-fights with Courtney Love on Twitter, a revolving door of bandmates and spends a gratuitous amount of time giving interviews trash-talking all of his ex-bandmates and exes. Oh yes, I'm sure it was all James Iha's fault, Billy.
 
2013-02-15 03:54:08 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Snapper Carr: No Van Halen? Seems all they do is break up

Yup list fails without Van Halen


Van Halen is more of a circus act than a band.
 
2013-02-15 03:56:19 AM
No love for the Misfits?
 
2013-02-15 04:35:38 AM
FTA: It's a shame that the best rap-rock band of the 1990s was also the least functional. Rage Against the Machine's three albums are pretty much flawless

What are you smoking, and why aren't you sharing?

\Thrax's version of Bring the Noise easily topped everything Rage every recorded.
 
2013-02-15 04:37:01 AM
Badlands?

Not a well-known band, but there was an incident at a show where Ray Gillen was holding up a magazine with a Jake E. Lee interview in it where Lee just trashes Gillen.

Gillen says to the crowd, "don't believe everything you read," while Lee is saying "it's all true."

Even though they hated each other at that point, they supposedly still put on an amazing show.
 
2013-02-15 04:45:23 AM
Who are The Eagles? Are they anything like the legendary band  Eagles?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Eagles_(band)#WP:LAME:_.22Eagles_vs _the_Eagles.22
 
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