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August 10th, 2009 – I was reading about Velvet Revolver today, and apparently they are looking for a singer to replace Scott Weiland. It got me thinking about how few super groups actually succeed. Is it because the expectations are so high? Or is it just because there are so many egos that its difficult to get a good product?
Sometimes I think that record labels think that the star power of a band alone will carry them, but this hasn’t historically been the case. I also wonder if this curse follows other bands that form from the ashes of another. Does the history of a band’s members influence your view of the new band? Are you more likely to listen to a new band if you already know its members?