A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today. We know it's only rock and roll, but we like it, like it, yes we do.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017
Classic Rock's Most Dysfunctional Bands
Music groups are a lot like families and, as the above gallery of Rock’s Most Dysfunctional Bands illustrates, they have many of the same issues as your average family.
Oh sure, it’s all fun and games at first: Musicians come together, unified by a shared love of performance. Outsized dreams put a rosy tint on any early disagreements that may crop up inside their still-developing personal relationships. (They do call it “playing” music, after all.) Once that initial rush of excitement subsides, however, underlying issues tend to bubble up.
It’s not a matter of if so much as how dysfunctional a band will become as they deal with the fame (or lack thereof) that inevitably surrounds rock and roll. What’s amazing is how the same internal issues that derail so many groups actually fuel a precious, special few. For the lucky ones, emotional tension between members actually sparks their creativity, to the point that their career actually thrives from all this drama.