Bands That Should Have Called It Quits, But Didn’t
Like the song says, you've gotta know when to fold 'em. For instance, one could genuinely argue that Led Zeppelin's crowning achievement was the decision to not carry on without John Bonham. The legacy is safe. On the other hand, you have these..
Creedence Clearwater Revisited - Yeah, the pseudo-name change wasn't fooling anybody. This was almost as grotesque as The J. Geils Band touring...without J. Geils actually in the band!!!
The Clash - Most fans forget about Joe Strummer's illogical "re-boot". Anyone remember the "Cut The Crap" album? There you go then.
INXS - Probably at the top of the list of the world's most underrated and excellent bands, INXS were the real deal, then...Dear God, then they went and did a TV show where they auditioned replacements for Michael Hutchence.
Journey - I don't really care how good the guy is, he's not Steve Perry. Look at your own stuff there Journey-guys, and follow your own words of wisdom:"The Party's Over".
Queen - Here's to hoping and praying that the ghosts of Freddie annihilate Adam Lambert in the most disgusting manner possible. And maybe Roger Taylor too.
The Who - Boy oh boy oh boy, they should have followed the Zep template. Okay, just for the heck of it, let's say we're willing to put aside that Super Bowl halftime fiasco. What else is left that you can't wrap your head around? How about the mind-numbing dreck of the "It's Hard" and "Endless Wire" albums, not to mention a gazillion pointless compilations and a bottomless pit of live releases that couldn't wipe "Live At Leeds" ass, that's what. This is the one that probably hurts the most.
There's more, lots more. Where to begin? Guns N' Roses, The Cars, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult, Chicago, R.E.M., Deep Purple, and the less said about The Eagles, the better. Cheers!