A rock band can be like a romantic relationship. So says Rolling Stone Magazine in The 10 Messiest Band Breakups. Here’s the list:
Guns N’ Roses
The Everly Brothers
Rage Against the Machine
So, we’ve got all the ingredients. Out of control egos, drugs, betrayal, rivalry, verbal and physical abuse, smashed guitars, lawyers.
What we don’t have, however, is the biggest, messiest breakup of all: The Beatles. It was all captured in a butt-ugly, downer of a film! The lawsuits went on for years! They wrote nasty songs about one another! People are still mad at Yoko!
Hell froze over for The Eagles, and the re-union tour has now lasted longer than the original band. The Everlys and The Police also patched up and cashed in. Shouldn’t one of these bands be pushed aside?
I mean, this is not a list about honour and glory, but The Beatles gave us more than enough drama - and stupidity - to “earn” a place on this particular list. It’s all too much.