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Bands which are Broken Up Song Meanings

Nothing lasts forever! These are some of the more notable bands that left their mark on music history, so they're remembered, but exist no more, so their passage is missed. Of course, even break-ups may not last forever, so some of these groups may eventually reform with one or two members under a new name, reunite for brief stage appearances, or even start all over again like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Bands break up for all kinds of reasons. Remember that musicians have to eat and a band is just another kind of business, so if the group's members just don't feel the money, that's one reason to hang it up. "Artistic differences" are commonly cited in other cases, where three guys want to go country and the fourth wants to go industrial metal. Some artists simply outgrow their bands, moving on to a new stage in their muse's journey. And finally, some bands just get recruited out of existence, or one member dies and the rest just can't bring themselves to go on.

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» Aztec Camera
» Bad English
» Bamboo
» Barcelona
» Barlow Girl
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» Beach Boys
» Bear vs. Shark
» Belle Stars, The
» Big Drill Car
» Blight
» Blondie
» Blotto
» Blue Swede
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» Box Car Racer
» Bronski Beat
» Brooks & Dunn
» Browns, The
» Buffalo Springfield
» Byrds, The
» Cars, The
» Celtic Frost
» Chiffons, The
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» Crew-Cuts, The
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» Damageplan
» Danity Kane
» Danny & the Juniors
» Dave Clark Five
» David Crowder Band
» Dead or Alive
» Dead Poetic
» Department S
» Dio
» Dire Straits
» Distillers, The
» Divinyls
» Dr Hook
» Early November, The
» Easybeats, The
» EMF
» Essex, The
» Faithless
» Fine Young Cannibals
» Five Stairsteps
» Flock of Seagulls
» Flying Burrito Brothers, The
» Folk Implosion
» Freddie and the Dreamers
» Free
» From Autumn To Ashes
» Frou Frou
» Furniture
» Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
» Gene
» Germs
» Girlicious
» Global Threat
» Goodnight Nurse
» Grateful Dead, The
» Gravy Train
» Groop, The
» Hagfish
» Harvey Danger
» Heaven & Hell
» Heavy Stereo
» Hidden in Plain View
» Hole
» Home Grown
» Hot Lies, The
» Hot Rod Circuit
» Hüsker Dü
» I Am Ghost
» I Hate Myself
» Icecream Hands
» Indian Summer
» Isis
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» Jackson 5, The
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» Jawbreaker
» Jigsaw
» Joy Division
» Judds, The
» Kai
» King Harvest
» Kitchens of Distinction
» Knack, The
» Kris Kross
» La De Das, The
» Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
» Longpigs
» Los Freddy's
» Love Spirals Downwards
» Love Spit Love
» Loved Ones, The
» Luscious Jackson
» M2M
» Mad Season
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» Marvelettes, The
» Matchbook Romance
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» Mineral
» Minor Threat
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» Moss Icon
» Mother Love Bone
» Mr. Mister
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» Nino Tempo & April Stevens
» Northern Uproar
» Northstar
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» Porno for Pyros
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