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Why do musicians play on carpets?

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 ...
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Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members

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 ...
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First rock band ever?

If we are talking about 'Rock' distinct from 'Rock n' Roll', then it should have these features: Power chords, or at least aggressive chords on guitar, featuring the minor pentatonic scale Guitars ...
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

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 ...
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Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members

One band worth considering could well be: INXS 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 ...
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Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members

Led Zeppelin 1969-1980 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 ...
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computing one's Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number

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

A few bands that I have discovered recently that are reminiscent of the bands you mentioned: The Physics House Band (Instrumental) Oceansize Amplifier Opeth (Their later albums are pure Prog Rock,...
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Why do musicians play on carpets?

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 ...
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Why do musicians play on carpets?

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 ...
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Why was the band "The Police" allowed to use that name?

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 ...
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Is Kategorie C music not allowed in Germany?

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 ...
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What makes a band last long?

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 ...
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Why do musicians play on carpets?

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 ...
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What happened to songs telling stories in our culture?

I don't know if this rises to the level of an answer, but it's too long for a comment. In the past the artist had the stories, and the rest of us consumers didn't, or at least didn't realize it. ...
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Why did '/Passenger.' break up?

An article, in which Mike from the band is interviewed, says: "We ended up releasing an album and touring, but for so many reasons it wasn't quite right. I think the potential was there, there was ...
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First rock band ever?

So this is a work in progress. I am quite versed in Canadian music but not so much rock & roll history so bear with me. Features I will be focusing on: There is no headliner. The headliner is ...
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Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members

Just to mention another great example, which is still capable of beating ZZ-Top's record. Aerosmith. The current 5 members started in 1971 (when they released their first album), and are still going, ...
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Greatest longevity in Rock bands, keeping all initial members

As far as I can tell, the Four Tops were unchanged from 1953 to 1997, forty four years. This beats ZZ Top, whose original line-up consisted of Billy Gibbons, Lanier Greig and Dan Mitchell, which ...
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

Ok. So nobody is ever going to be as great as Pink Floyd. But here's an album by a band that might fill the gap they have left... 'Your Dream Alone' by Stonesfield. Here's a Youtube link. Also ...
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

First of all, Transatlantic is modern so in a way you answered your own question. Also check out the Flower Kings, IQ, Spock's Beard and Glass Hammer to name just a few more post seventies modern prog....
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

This question makes me feel really old because normally I would consider "Transatlantic" modern but the thing is their first album came out seventeen years ago. "Porcupine Tree" were around back then ...
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

All your example bands can be listed under the category of 'prog (progressive) rock'. Although a tautology, searching 'modern prog rock' may guide you to some answers. Examples from this 'music ...
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

As I don't have enough reputation to comment, I will tack on some relevant info here as an answer. I second the Steven Wilson recommendation. However, I think it's worth noting that in terms of ...
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Who's the earliest rock band to use a sitar?

Source wikipedia article 'Raga rock' Dates are release dates. Actual first appears to be the Beatles: "Norwegian Wood": December 1965. but it followed a time of many musicians being interested in ...
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What happened to Andy Fairweather Low and Greg Phillinganes regarding Eric Clapton?

From looking at the wikipedia articles Andy Fairweather Low and Greg Phillinganes, they are both busy people, with lots of musical projects going on. This is only my opinion, but it seems a more ...
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

No specific bands to offer (I think other answers cover that well). However, try this website if you want to find 'bands like others bands' https://www.music-map.com/
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Modern bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Transatlantic?

Check out the band Pfilbryte album The Bell https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pfilbryte+the+bell
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