Questions tagged [bands]

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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

What modern or very new bands can you advise me to listen to that play music resembling Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, or Transatlantic?
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Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members

I'm looking for famous Rock bands that had the greatest longevity with keeping all initial members. Here are some restrictions: Initial members would be the ones who recorded the first album. Famous ...
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Why is Axl Rose the only original member left in Guns N' Roses?

It's pretty common to see a band break up or have a member or two leave, but in Guns N' Roses the only original member left is Axl Rose and most of the other band members still play together in bands ...
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Why do musicians play on carpets?

I oftenly see rock or metal bands playing on carpets while performing on stage or on studio. It's nice to see, but is there a reason for these carpets? Is it for a better sound? For an example, here'...
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New EDM-Rock Bands (Not old bands, Not metal, Not Djs)

Can anyone suggest bands with this criteria? New bands (not bands with long careers like Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, etc) Electronic (EDM) and Rock at the same time. Not Metal bands ...
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Why are some musician names a letter followed by numbers?

Why do some musicians choose a name that is a letter followed by a dash and some numbers (usually a 3 digit number)? I have seen this before a few times, but never found out how or why this tradition ...
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What happened to Andy Fairweather Low and Greg Phillinganes regarding Eric Clapton?

If you are also a fan of Eric Clapton, you've probably noticed like me that in the recent past (probably ten years) Eric almost has a new backup band for him apart from the great bassist Nathan East. ...
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Why is the band Persian Risk named as such?

I accidentally stumbled upon these guys on Spotify and couldn't help but ask why they chose to go with this name. The Wikipedia entry doesn't say much and a Google search brought nothing so I'll have ...
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Why was the band “The Police” allowed to use that name?

Neither Wikipedia nor Google knew why the police (public order type) did not (or did they?) object to The Police (music band) calling themselves that. If I wrote a book under the pseudonym of 'The ...
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Has the band Crossfade retired?

I have not seen Crossfade release a record since We All Bleed, and they have not updated their Facebook and Twitter pages at all. I also do not see any fan group updates or new merchandise or tour ...
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What is the true concept behind the band ghost?

I came across the band “Ghost” recently. Their melodies and riffs are amazing. I am trying to learn more about them. I have seen many interviews for them and in many of those ones they emphasize that ...
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Who's the earliest rock band to use a sitar?

Who's the earliest rock band to use a sitar on a song recording or album?
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computing one's Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number

Erdös numbers, Erdös-Bacon numbers, and Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath numbers are not uncommonly found on a CV these days. It's easy to find lists and online tools to discover low values for the first two, but ...
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Who influenced The Beatles?

A lot of bands and musicians say one of their biggest influence musically was The Beatles and contribute the founding of rock and roll to them. Who musically influenced The Beatles though?
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Why did '/Passenger.' break up?

Wikipedia mentions that the British music band /Passenger. broke up in 2009 after releasing their debut and only album in 2007. I tried to find some other details but could not find much. Does anyone ...
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Click sound in Chicago's song

Every time I listen to Chicago's "If you leave me now" song in the beginning 00:09 I hear a slight click sound. I guess it's natural sound of guitar strings touched while changing the chord. But I'm ...
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Is Kategorie C music not allowed in Germany?

I know some of the band members are radical right, perhaps neo nazis. But their music sounds really good and its about football, but as a none German they might be hiding some political/racist chants ...
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What makes a band last long? [closed]

I don't think the titles's correct for this. If you see, Aerosmith or Rolling Stones, or some bands that had never been apart from each other (that stick to the lineup) is kinda old now, I mean, ...
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Is there a databse of musicians that toured with major bands?

I am looking for a reference or database that lists all the musicians that toured with Led Zeppelin. I'm not looking for the band members themselves, but the backup musicians. I once knew a man who ...
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What's the meaning of “Reel” in the name of the band Reel Big Fish?

According to the dictionary "Reel" means: a cylinder, frame, or other device that turns on an axis and is used to wind up or pay out something. a rotatory device attached to a fishing rod at ...
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Earth Wind and Fire - why isn't water included?

The traditional list of the primary elements is earth, wind, fire, and water. The funk-soul band Earth, Wind, and Fire neglects the element of water. Has the band ever explained why they left water ...
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Was there a hype during the 60s, 70s and 80s to name bands according to insects?

Well, has anyone noticed that the bands that made it to top of the music charts during 60s to 80s seem to be insect-named? (Do I need to explain this?) Examples: The Beatles Bee Gees Queen (...
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Does a band logo define their music?

I'm wondering, every band got logo. Even some bands that I recently see have more than one logo. Do they (the logo) represent/define their styles or character when playing their music? And what're the ...
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Bands that have split up, then using same band name? [closed]

are there any bands that has been split (because of artistic differences or whatever reason) and then after continued playing/releasing albums using the same/similar band name?
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Rock and metal albums recorded with symphony orchestras [closed]

I am looking for rock and metal bands who recorded albums with real orchestras. Examples: Scorpions And Berliner Philharmoniker - Moment Of Glory (2000) Within Temptation and Metropole Orchestra - ...