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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 Right, Mama" ...


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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 ...


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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.


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From The Beatles we can see some of their influences: Earlier Influences: Elvis Presley Of Presley, Lennon said, "Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been Elvis, there would not have been the Beatles." Carl Perkins Little Richard Chuck Berry Later Influences: Buddy Holly Eddie Cochran Roy Orbison Everly Brothers Bob ...


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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.


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I'd suggest Haggard as a full symphonic band, with "Eppur si muove". Septicflesh are using a lot of orchestra parts, you can try Titan, Communion and The Great Mass. Dark Lunacy had a violin in Forget me Not and Devoid. Fleshgod Apocalypse uses piano and various orchestration parts, I'd suggest listening to their Agony album. Probably less symphonic than ...


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You may want to check Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra) project called Almah. Their second album, Fragile Equality, has frequent parts of symphonic/orchestration keyboards with complex guitars riffs and progressive parts. I also recommend you to check the Swedish Operatic Metal band Therion, most of their albums have complex orchestrations parts mixed with Power/...


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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 ...


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Insane Clown Possee is a Rock/HipHop band which appeared in a B-Movie called Death Racers (2008). ICP did the majority of the soundtrack to the movie.


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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 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 ...


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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 ...


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When it comes to technical guitars one should definitely mention Rhapsody(now renamed to Rhapsody of Fire). Give Gargoyles, Angels Of Darkness a try. In their older albums Luca Turilli was playing the guitars and he is very talented guitar player. The band split in 2011 and now there are two bands - Rhapsody of Fire and Luca Turilli's Rhapsody. You may also ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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] - ...


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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 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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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Guns 'N Roses essentially fits this bill, as Axl Rose is the only original member who resurrected the band after they broke up.


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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 ...


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I think you should check the one-man-band (from Behold the Arctopus) project Direwolf: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Direwolf/91376 Fist in Fetus are also technical and symphonic. Therion, Nightwish, are symphonic, not so technical. Same thing with Haggard, Septic Flesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse, they are trully symphonic and progressive, but I wouldn'...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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