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What bands from now will be popular 30 years from now

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Well if we're chatting about a gathering of people that write their own music and play musical instruments, then answer is near zero.

50's, 60's & 70's bands were bands and some still are, Pink Floyd, U2 (they started in1978), Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Booker T and the MG's to name 4.

Most so-called-bands are some honey's or d00ds dancing poorly with lack of vocals to music written by Neil Diamond or maybe the Bee Gee's.

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No one really. Nobody has really moved the direction of music in decades. Maybe Nirvana? Maybe. Sampling and autotuning do not, new directions in music make.

But alas, I'm typing this to a forum of yahoos that think White Stripes will be looked up on as innovators and still popular 30 years away. :rolleyes:

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Isn't the current album their last album together?

Read the OP again. It's about what people will still listen to 30 years from now, not what bands will still be around.

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Not sure what will carry on, but I know Tool had influences like Zeppelin and such. Considering the success of their influences, and how well they've done in creating music that is vastly different from anything else on the radio, I'm sure they'll have no issues with their music being carried on into the future. Nine Inch Nails has had some major successes too, and I don't think people can give up those feelings attributed to some of their songs either.

Basically, I'm pretty sure the music that stands out (in a good way) will make it on to what we listen to later. These generic whiny forgettable bands though surely won't make it, but that doesn't mean we'll see the end of mediocrity in music. Autotune has ensured us that terrible music isn't going anywhere.

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It all depends on taste in music, I don't like a single RHCP song so to me they aren't popular. But in 30 years. I will be in my 50's, but hopefully my taste in music won't change.

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No one really. Nobody has really moved the direction of music in decades. Maybe Nirvana? Maybe. Sampling and autotuning do not, new directions in music make.

But alas, I'm typing this to a forum of yahoos that think White Stripes will be looked up on as innovators and still popular 30 years away. :rolleyes:

Who's talking about innovation? We're talking about popularity.

God people, I know most of you are dumb, but THIS dumb?

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good discussion, and yes it is pretty broad, and it doesn't have to be rock per say the genre list has exploded since then. They way I look at it, is that there were a lot of bands like Zeppelin Pink Floyd, Queen, Aerosmith and the Beatles that moved people with their lyrics and music style. I can say there have been a few bands over the years that have some moving songs, but nothing that really comes to mind that our kids might be talking about in 20-30 years time. There are a lot more bands now and a lot of "fad" bands that are just looking for teen popularity and the charts.

Hence the reason I put

Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Radiohead on the list.

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I wonder this myself and sadly can't think of anyone. I already only listen to 80s music as it is, and some 70s.

But give it 60 years and you'll all remember me! "Kondrath? He brought the glory of 80s music back to us all. He saved the music industry, made auto-tune illegal, and helped bring back good music in general."

...It's a dream of mine, to become a modern "80s" singer. lol.

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I honestly can't see any modern band being popular 30 years from now.

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Depeche mode, probably. They are popular now, after 30 years...

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Not sure about 30 years, but Alter Bridge is definitely gonna be remembered.

For being a **** band? Yes.

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I don't think there are actually many bands that would make the shortlist. Even my favourite bands I wouldn't say would qualify. This decade has mainly been about the solos artist and DJs.

Some that come to mind that might qualify:

  • Coldplay
  • Muse
  • U2
  • Take That (in the UK at least)

I don't actually like any of the listed bands, but speaking objectively, they're the ones most likely to be known in 3 decades.

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For being a **** band? Yes.

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Well, Tool has already lasted 20 years and Maynard has proved he still has the golden touch (Puscifer) so that should be pretty self-evident. Most of the others in this list are already established classics (Radiohead, Metallica, etc).

As far as current mainstream bands goes (which I thought was the point), well...thats a bit more difficult. Doesn't matter to me though, metal never dies.

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Well, Tool has already lasted 20 years and Maynard has proved he still has the golden touch (Puscifer) so that should be pretty self-evident. Most of the others in this list are already established classics (Radiohead, Metallica, etc).

As far as current mainstream bands goes (which I thought was the point), well...thats a bit more difficult. Doesn't matter to me though, metal never dies.

This.

I think that rap will completely disappear. It will get to the point that 100% of the words are jibberish/ebonics, so nobody will care anymore.

MTV will have a huge makeover and will become MetalTV (MTV)

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Sigur Ros!!!

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Coldplay?

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Who's talking about innovation? We're talking about popularity.

God people, I know most of you are dumb, but THIS dumb?

Right, because innovators couldn't possibly be popular years later....Beatles, the Rolling Stones....

Are you really that daft or just trolling for a fight? If that's the case, bring something other than just calling people dumb. LOL It totally makes you look like a clueless little tool.

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None really listed above to be honest, Music changes a lot within a short time frame. Most if not all will wont be popular 30 years from now.

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Hardly any. I was talking about this lastnight and we really couldn't come up with anything near like what The Beatles, Pink Floyd etc have accomplished. Everything these days seems to be passing fads.

That's exactly what it is anymore, just a fad. Make a few albums then someone new comes along and the other is forgotten.

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I'd bet Nirvana will still be popular 30 years from now, which would annoy me, as I think they're overrated. When it comes to the big four of grunge, I'll always put them last (then it's tricky on deciding the other three; Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam). Hopefully Pearl Jam will be there too. And this one might be a long shot, but I'd really love it if Rush were still as popular by then. They're still going after 43 years, they've probably still got at least five more in them, and they're the kings of prog rock, so their popularity is fairly unlikely to dwindle, as it hasn't been the same since the 70's and 80's.

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Some of the bands mentioned are not big enough now to be around in 30 years. You gotta think, the original bands mentioned and bands from the 60s/70s that are still relevant have sold 10's if not 100's of millions of albums. Nirvana and U2 are safe bets. Coldplay Im not sure of, yeah they had really good songs 8-10ish years ago but since the songs have been forgettable. All of the bands that have lasted had hit cd after hit cd for at least 5 albums, with songs on them that were MEGA popular and very accessible. Bands from the past 10-20 years have had albums songs that met that criteria, but within 5-10 years the music went from amazing to listenable at best.

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Right, because innovators couldn't possibly be popular years later....Beatles, the Rolling Stones....

Not all innovators are popular years later, not all popular bands innovate. Say whatever you want, thats the truth and I was talking about a specific case: White Stripes are not innovators, I never said that. But people will still listem to them in the future. You think otherwise then you seriously have been living under a rock.

So yeah, his post whas dumb, and your's too by thinking all popular bands innovate (BTW, Rolling Stones? Innovators? Please (Signed: A huge Rolling Stones fan)

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