For ardent music fans, old is gold. You only have to look at great musicians such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Angus Young, and Steven Tyler, among others to appreciate this. For most solo artists, it’s easy to last long and have successful comebacks even after long hiatuses.
However, for a music band to last long, it takes a lot of talent, management skills and even luck. Some of the music bands that have given the world some of the best music still exist decades after they were formed.
They have become legends in every way and are sources of inspiration for video games, comics and other art forms. You can even enjoy some music-themed casino games here and win while enjoying the sound tracks from your favourite band.
The most iconic bands came to life in the 1960s and 70s but you can still find these rocking across the globe. They have survived scandals, drugs, jail, heartbreak, and so much to continue entertaining the world. Here’s a quick look at some of these ground-breaking musicians.
The Rolling Stones
When you think of old guys who rick, Rolling Stone’s Frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards immediately come to mind.
Since the formation of the band in 1962, they have been through it all and yet, they still tour. From relationships scandals, drugs, they still managed to entertain over a million Cubans in Havana recently.
Formed in 1970, the Boston-bred rock band has stayed alive against all the odds. They have released some of the greatest rock ballads including Dream On, Crazy, and I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.
But it’s their tumultuous and scandalous journey that sometimes dominates the news with Tyler and Perry making headlines all the time. Surprisingly, the band still rocks today with a recent Las Vegas residence titled “Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild.”
Queen the British rock band has been in the news lately probably due to the group’s award-winning biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” There’s a lot of interest in the band formed back in 1971.
Rami Malek the lead actor who played Freddie Mercury won an Oscar for a terrific performance. With Adam Lambert as the lead vocalist, the band is back on the road with Brian May and other surviving members.
When it comes to hard rock, Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young led the way with their rock band AC/DC. Four decades later, they’re still tearing up stages across the globe.
While Brian Johnson and Malcolm can no longer tour, Angus remains the life of the band (with his trademark school uniform on stage). The band has now they have roped in Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose as lead singer.
If the soft intro to “Stairway to Heaven” is played anywhere in the world, every music enthusiast will sit up to listen. That’s how great Led Zepplin was and still is in the music industry. The rockers might be old, but the surviving member John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page still appear together occasionally.
There are other great bands rocking decades after formation. From the Eagles, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, KISS, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2 and others. So great are some of these bands that casino gaming software developers have created titles in their honour. You can now play slots named after your favourite band, listen to their best songs and win while at it.