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Why is Axl Rose the only original member left in Guns N' Roses?

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 ...
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Who influenced The Beatles?

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. ...
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Who influenced The Beatles?

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, ...
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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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Who influenced The Beatles?

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 ...
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Does a band logo define their music?

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 ...
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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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Was there a hype during the 60s, 70s and 80s to name bands according to insects?

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

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 ...
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Bands that have split up, then using same band name?

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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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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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 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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Who influenced The Beatles?

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 ...
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Was there a hype during the 60s, 70s and 80s to name bands according to insects?

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 ...
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Rock and metal albums recorded with symphony orchestras

And other old ones: Procol Harum: Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Deep Purple: Concerto for Group and Orchestra
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Rock and metal albums recorded with symphony orchestras

Quite a bit older, but I would include: The Moody Blues with the London Festival Orchestra - Days of Future Passed (1967)
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