The simplest reason is that Axl doesn't have the best character (to put it mildly). Most of the members started disliking, even hating him after some years.
He was known for being at least 2 hours late for the shows, which as a musician and a fan, I find really irritating.
With 'original members' I assume you are referring to the Appetite for Destruction ...
The Beatles started out as a rock'n'roll band. Their most admiration went to the rock'n'roll legend Elvis Presley. Another rock'n'roll legend that inspired and influenced the Beatles was Chuck Berry.
The Beatles covered songs from both of these musicians at the beginning of their career, like Chuck's "Rock And Roll Music", Elvis's "That's All ...
Carpets absorb the sound and doesn't allow it to bounce/reflect off of surface. This is done to make sure there is no reverb effect in the studio or the auditorium. Otherwise, the music would sound more like noise with all that sound reflecting off of the hard and uncovered surface.
From The Beatles we can see some of their influences:
Of Presley, Lennon said, "Nothing really affected me until I heard
Elvis. If there hadn't been Elvis, there would not have been the
Since you qualify initial members as recording the first album, thus dismissing an earlier single, I believe the winner would be ZZ Top. 1970-present gives them 47 years with the same lineup that recorded the first album.
The logo is an intrical part of the band. Some bands, in the beginning, spend almost as much time designing their logo as they do creating the music. It's got to be right. It's got to define who they are, or project an image of who they want to be.
You see this, and you know exactly who that band is, right? That is how important a logo is, particularly ...
One band worth considering could well be:
All the six founding members stayed in the band together for 20 years — 1977 to 1997 until lead singer Michael Hutchence's death. They were still active for 15 years after that, but haven't been on the scenes again since 2012. In addition to the lead singer's replacement(s), this wiki reference does include ...
For all intents and purposes, the band was disbanded in 1980. Since then, they have done reunions and re-recordings in the way of their Middle Eastern album and their O2 show in 2012. Since they have not endeavored to write any new music, (and they will never find another drummer to replace Bonzo), it should be considered that they ...
There's a Sabbath calculator at http://static.echonest.com/SixDegreesOfBlackSabbath/index.html
An Erdös calculator at http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/collaborationDistance.html
& Google can do Bacon numbers right in the search line
I have a vague claim to a Bacon number of 3, a Sabbath number of 2 [neither documented, hence vague & unsupported] - ...
I'd submit that short of Buddy Holly's backing band, The Beatles, Iron Butterfly and Adam and the Ants, there really weren't many insect-related band names at all. Queen had nothing to do with insects and everything to do with being grandiose, and The Bee Gee's was about being Brothers Gibb (B.G.).
Not surprisingly, there were no bands named after insects ...
It makes sense to look at who's songs were covered by the Beatles:
Anna (Go To Him) -- Arthur Alexander
Chains -- The Cookies
Boys -- The Shirelles
Baby It's You -- The Shirelles
A Taste Of Honey -- Lenny Welch
Twist And Shout -- The Isley Brothers (originally by The Top Notes)
Till There Was You -- Peggy Lee
Please Mr. Postman -- The Marvelettes
This may end up being a list question, which tend not to go down well on SE, but just to get in before that happens...
You ought to have a listen to Steven Wilson, solo albums, work with Porcupine Tree & collaborations with some of the names on your list.
He's pretty much regarded as the 'modern prog guy' - though across various albums he sways from ...
If you use effect pedals and try to press them with your foot, sometimes they tend to slip away from their position. Using a carpent prevents them from doing so.
A carpet gives you a non slippery surface to put your stuff on.
Greg Lake, of Emerson Lake and Palmer, had a carpet onstage to compensate for his fairly simple bass rig. Emerson and Palmer had far more complex rigs, so Lake's carpet was his own ostentatious touch onstage. I imagine this has been copied elsewhere.
More practically a carpet will reduce footstep noise from telegraphing up microphone stands.
A few bands that I have discovered recently that are reminiscent of the bands you mentioned:
The Physics House Band (Instrumental)
Opeth (Their later albums are pure Prog Rock, their earlier material is much heavier, closer to Death Metal)
From Monuments to Masses
Note that a lot of what gets labeled ...
I'm not a legal expert, but there is not, to my knowledge, any law in the UK or the US against naming a band after a governmental agency, assuming no intent to deceive people. It seems clear that no reasonable person would go to see The Police (the band) in the expectation of seeing actual law enforcement officers on stage (Hot Pursuit notwithstanding).
According to Wikipedia the band is not forbidden. But it's a very right wing hooligan band with tight connections to fascist parties like NPD.
Their background are right hooligans, that's where the football part in their music comes from. But they are also celebrating Hitler and killing minorities:
"Hoch auf dem gelben Wagen, sitz ich beim Führer vorn, ...
Being in a band means sharing most of your time with your co-workers. There could be good times and bad times because people change. The Beatles broke up because of that, suddenly they had different opinions about everything (the songs, the public image, politics, money, etc.).
They got together being teenagers, but when they became adults each one wanted ...
I think there's a good reason for that: ground issues. Prevents electrocution if something fails. With a carpet making a layer, your feet never really touch and connects with the ground. Probably this came from a time when equipment had more problems with ground. But with security, even today, it's never enough. You and your pedals are in a protective layer. ...
The other lists are pretty comprehensive, but none of them mention Billy Preston. He was a young black American R & B musician who toured extensively with the band in their late years, was featured on the Let It Be album, and who was even once nominated by John as a possible official addition to the band. Although the Beatles were much further along in ...
Buddy Holly and the Crickets were an influential early rock group whose careers were brought short due to a tragic plane crash. The Beatles were named partially in tribute to the Crickets.
Any other bands with similar names were likely named in tribute to one or both of these bands, given their visibility and influence. (As Johnny mentioned, however, ...