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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 47
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2013-02-15 12:27:40 AM
24 votes:
Nirvana's was pretty messy
2013-02-15 08:25:46 AM
7 votes:
Pretty sure The Carpenters weren't even able to sit at a meal together . . .
2013-02-15 01:21:32 AM
4 votes:

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 09:29:56 AM
3 votes:
Dammit man, the Doobie Brothers broke up! Sh*t! When did that happen?
2013-02-15 08:56:00 AM
3 votes:

sadbad: I love that Billy Corgan has the balls to lay the blame for the original Pumpkins lineup collapsing entirely on Iha.


Look, if Iha would have just done exactly what Billy told him at all times, never raised a peep of protest when Billy blamed him for every wrong note the band ever played, and conformed to the thrice daily worship service dedicated to Billy's Godlike Aura, the Pumpkins would still be together today. But no, Iha chose to be selfish and make it all about himself.
2013-02-15 12:47:40 AM
3 votes:
The Eagles never broke up, they just took a 14 year vacation.
2013-02-15 11:23:26 AM
2 votes:

ScouserDuck: That and you could only get away with playing the exact same song 12 times to make an album for so long.


Chili Peppers have been doing it for thirty years now.
2013-02-15 09:30:07 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

Insanely creative people can be very difficult to get along with sometimes.
ecl
2013-02-15 05:38:45 AM
2 votes:

sadbad: 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.


i618.photobucket.com


Also, Sting is a condescending butthole.
ecl
2013-02-15 05:12:08 AM
2 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: 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


twoheadednerd.com
2013-02-15 03:54:08 AM
2 votes:

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 02:58:38 AM
2 votes:

djjonze: Ween


^^ Inconsolable for weeks.
2013-02-18 05:33:21 AM
1 votes:
The Beatles, by far.

Ringo is having them killed off one by one.
2013-02-15 03:33:31 PM
1 votes:
I never pass up a chance to tell this story:
We grew up in Elk Grove Village, IL, just outside of Chicago, and found out just recently that Billy Corgan went to the same elementary school as us. He was a year older than my oldest brother, so I ask him if he knew Billy.
"Not sure, I remember some kid named Billy whose ass I used to kick all the time, but I can't remember his name...you should ask Mom, I was always in trouble cuz of him."
So I ask Mom:
"Yes, I remember him, Billy Corrigan, used to beat your brother up all the time and take his lunch money."

Two things I learned:
1) Billy Corgan was a bully
2) My brother's a liar
2013-02-15 03:13:07 PM
1 votes:
Tensions flared all throughout the tour in support of 1979's The Long Run, but they got even worse at a 1980 benefit show for Senator Alan Cranston. Felder didn't want the band involved in political causes, and when the senator's wife visited the band backstage, he said, "Nice to meet you . . . I guess." Those last two words sent Glenn Frey into an uncontrollable rage, and onstage that night, the Eagles were actually threatening each other on mic. "That's three more, pal," Frey said. "Get ready." He was actually counting the number of songs remaining before he administered a backstage beatdown.

Getting violent when people don't agree with your politics? Yep, sounds like a liberal to me.
2013-02-15 01:05:13 PM
1 votes:

deanis: chrisco123: Smiths, Dead Kennedys and Rush.  Top three.

Forgive me if i'm wrong, but to the best of my knowledge Rush is still touring and making music...

/slap a dee biase mon


Yes, but in Canadian terms, that's a biatch-slapping catfight.
2013-02-15 01:01:31 PM
1 votes:
www.ridicularity.com
2013-02-15 11:57:41 AM
1 votes:

Champion of the Sun: ScouserDuck: That and you could only get away with playing the exact same song 12 times to make an album for so long.

Chili Peppers have been doing it for thirty years now.


Oh, come on now.  There's a palpable shift between pre- and post-Blood Sugar.They've only been doing that for slightly over 20 years/??? (and who cares) albums.

/D) Profit!
2013-02-15 11:02:54 AM
1 votes:

drewogatory:  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.

That band was never going to age well. They were trapped stylistically in a genre that probably already felt pretty ridiculous when you were 23, much less 30.


That and you could only get away with playing the exact same song 12 times to make an album for so long.
2013-02-15 10:43:32 AM
1 votes:

Madbassist1: digistil: ecl: sadbad: 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.

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Also, Sting is a condescending butthole.

Unfortunately, most successful, insanely talented people are.

The best song Sting ever wrote in his solo career doesn't hold up to anything The Police did when they were farking warming up and tuning their guitars, sorry. He's an over-rated self important douche who was not the best part of that band.


I think "The Onion" nailed this one.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/you-know-i-used-to-be-kind-of-cool- on ce,10932
2013-02-15 10:40:45 AM
1 votes:

drewogatory: Christian Bale: He kept screwing up the lyrics until Phil smashed a guitar over his head and stormed out.

They write this as if it's only sort of a big deal. SMASHED a guitar over his brother's head? Couldn't that have killed him?

If this were Guns N Roses, yeah no big deal, but the Everly Brothers? I have my doubts as to whether any guitar smashing over anyone's head actually took place.

Yeah, most accounts have him just breaking his guitar, no mention of assaulting Don. BTW, Keith Richards always said Don was maybe the best rhythm player ever.



Maybe he smashed the guitar over his OWN head. Now that would be epic.
2013-02-15 10:22:21 AM
1 votes:

theurge14: Insanely creative


This list includes Oasis, Rage Against the Machine, and the Police.
2013-02-15 10:17:12 AM
1 votes:

baltimoreblonde: dookdookdook: ABBA turned down a billion (with a "B") dollars for a reunion tour in 2000.  That's true hate.

I don't think it's hate, it's more like "We're all doing our own thing, and we definitely don't need the money."


Translated from Scandanavian Passive Aggressivene  Politeness , that means "I want to cut out your heart with a rusty spoon and feed it to you".
2013-02-15 10:06:20 AM
1 votes:
The James Gang

/Joe Walsh FTW
// too drunk and stoned to notice
2013-02-15 09:28:43 AM
1 votes:
should Talking Heads be on the list?

i read a bio of them and as i remember it, Byrne went off wtih Eno to make a Serious World Music album that would seal his image as a Serious Artist. left in the lurch, Tina (the inventor of "Nerd Hot") and Chris farked of to jamaica and did Tom Tom Club.

few months later, "Genius Of Love" becomes a massive, multi-genre hit and Byrne's alvum (Bush Of Ghosts?) went largely ignored.....which the author claimed, as i recall, drove a serious and ultimately fatal wedge in the band.

and i'm really hazy on this story, but i think at a party, Tina went up to David (htey hadn't spoken in years or some shiat) and said, "hi, my name's Tina.  We used to be in a band together."   illustrative of the chasm that had developed.
2013-02-15 09:26:08 AM
1 votes:
Mostly because Mr. White is a liar.
i3.photobucket.com
2013-02-15 09:20:56 AM
1 votes:

qsblues: Milli Vanilli?

/runs from thread


Nice.

10/10
2013-02-15 09:19:33 AM
1 votes:
Milli Vanilli?

/runs from thread
2013-02-15 08:01:49 AM
1 votes:

blue_2501: Nothing from the Norwegian black metal scene?  Wasn't there one band that broke up because one member ate another?


farkingismybusiness: Mayhem?


Yes, this kinda tops 'em all.

'Band broke up because guitarist forced the singer to kill himself.'

Oh, but carry on with your list of slap-fights back stage and trash talking in magazines, I'm sure those were brutal.
2013-02-15 08:01:37 AM
1 votes:

blue_2501: Nothing from the Norwegian black metal scene?  Wasn't there one band that broke up because one member ate another?


Probably more than one, but Mayhem is the most infamous. Technically they're still around after their vocalist killed himself (And I think they never actually ate Dead, just stole some bones from the suicide scene) and their bassist killed their guitarist. Read their story, it makes GnR look like U2 in terms of bandmate stability.

/I realize details of this account may not be accurate and ergo a bounty is now on my head in parts of Norway. My apologies.
2013-02-15 07:36:19 AM
1 votes:
ahem.......


www.celluloidheroreviews.com
2013-02-15 07:29:08 AM
1 votes:
Try to get through that slideshow on an ipad browser. I dare you.
2013-02-15 07:12:58 AM
1 votes:

digistil: 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.


I like the circus. And you should have seen them circa 1979. Hell of a band.
2013-02-15 06:57:36 AM
1 votes:
This one got messy for a bit but they reconciled in the end
i26.photobucket.com
2013-02-15 05:37:43 AM
1 votes:
No mention of Heart's lap band break up? One large pizza too many after the procedure and snap. Tragic indeed.
2013-02-15 04:35:38 AM
1 votes:
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 03:12:31 AM
1 votes:
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 02:20:14 AM
1 votes:

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 01:56:20 AM
1 votes:
What about the Germs?  Aw well, I'll just hang in there a bit longer.
2013-02-15 01:45:11 AM
1 votes:

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 01:27:46 AM
1 votes:
Weeze isn't on the list. Fail.
2013-02-15 01:19:38 AM
1 votes:

Fano: Nirvana's was pretty messy


Someone start the slow clap.

Fine, I'll do it.

Clap...
2013-02-15 12:44:43 AM
1 votes:
No Spinal Tap?
2013-02-15 12:32:51 AM
1 votes:
ABBA turned down a billion (with a "B") dollars for a reunion tour in 2000.  That's true hate.
2013-02-15 12:30:16 AM
1 votes:
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 12:28:31 AM
1 votes:
No Van Halen? Seems all they do is break up
2013-02-15 12:16:19 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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