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    By this I mean who out of the bands that have been around for a while and that haven't reached legendary status already will be the next to rech this pinnacle?

    To me the obvious choice is Pearl Jam. They have stood the test of time and continue to record new and exciting music as the years go by. I don't know that there is any other band out there right now that could be considered legendary. Perhaps, AIC if they were to straighten things out and get back together, but that's it. All of the other bands that I can think of, that would even be considered, are either broken up or are already considered legendary. Actually, now that I think of it, I would have to say that, if they aren't legendary already, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi may become legendary if they can put out a few more good albums. What do you guys think?

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    I agree with Pearl Jam. There aren't very many grunge bands that are still around today. They've been consistently releasing albums over the last 10 years and the music has been good.

    Also Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Tool.
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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is a good choice...although, they are already upper-echelon...

    Let's revisit this thread in ten years...

    I couldn't DISagree more about Pearl Jam...
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    Alice In Chains. Grunge but very original and different sounding. Dark and haunting. These guys are unbelievably talented and need to keep Layne Staley on the straight and narrow. Their unplugged set is one of my all time favorite CD's. Stone Temple Pilots could reach that status if they stay straight also.
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    I think Bon Jovi has one more album to go to get there. The success they are having is amazing considering that they are the same generation as some of the joke nostalgia tours going around with Poison, Quiet Riot etc. Bon Jovi is a successful, current band, and whoda thunk it back in the late 80's?

    As far as "newer" bands, it's hard to say. Pearl Jam just doesn't stay active. Maybe if they do 3-4 more great albums. AIC and STP have a long way to go, and I doubt they'll get there, but AIC does have the stuff.

    Nobody wants to hear it, but if Creed goes another 3-4 years and another 2 or 3 platinum/#1 albums, they got a chance to make it. It'll take them another 5-10 years, but the next couple of albums will tell. If they don't fizzle on #4 and #5, I doubt they will at all.
    Tom Petty is already there.
    Metallica? Might already be there.

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    Metallica is probably there and I think Creed is going to hit the wall HARD in a couple of years. They have zero originality. Not a popular choice but based on sheer talent and originality I'll throw in NIN. Probably not a ton of fans here tho!
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    nobody will hit legendary status anymore. it's a different era, the music world is too big and splintered off into too many (label-derived) classifications. why do we have "alternative" any more? what is it an alternative to? you could say the old hair bands are alternative now, since they aren't like Limp Noodle or Nsuck. no one will dominate for a decade (or more) like the Beatles, the Stones, Zepplin, etc did, because the industry has changed. like DLR says, here today, gone later today.
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    Tool and maybe............ [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
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    Pearl Jam is already so dead it isn't even funny. STP is basically broken up (since Wieland isn't in the mood to be a band member anymore).

    Honestly, I don't think any other band will be considered "legendary" any time soon. Hell, Zepplin wasn't even one until it suddenly became cool to like them in the '80s. The better question is which bands will survive the musical change in sound on the horizon.

    Really, all I can say right now is Creed. Hell, they've already essentially survived the change away from their sound. Time will tell though - another couple of albums that perform like the last two and I'd say they're golden.
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    Soundgarden was the best to come out of the 90's (including Nirvana) and unfortunately will never get back together. Bank on that.

    I think the Foo Fighters have a chance, not for legendary status, but for that "cult classic" type status that a band like R.E.M. has. With REM you either really love them or you really hate them (like I). Same with Foo Fighters.

    STP could get to legend status, but they've gotta put out about 3 more albums like their first 2 albums. When I say "like" I don't mean sound the same as the 1st 2 albums, just be full of good songs.
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    Good points guys!

    I think that those of you that think that Pearl Jam is "Dead" or perhaps don't have anything left are wrong, though. Everything they put out gets certified platinum(sp?) and I heard recently that they were in the studio recording for their new album which will probably come out sometime this year, so they are still working. I do agree that thier last album was shit, though, I didn't like it at all.

    Metallica is probably already legendary. Tom petty is certainly legendary and along those same lines John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen are as well. Another band that I didn't think of before but that have been around for a long time and have a new album coming out in the spring is Rush. Now, I know that many of you on here do not like these guys, but I would certainly have to call them legendary.
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    STP's last couple albums have been less than stellar, which has hurt them a lot in my mind.

    Pearl Jam keeps putting out albums, but does anybody really care much anymore?

    Creed is gonna run out of ideas soon, only so many chords you can use in Drop-D. [img]smile.gif[/img] With that said, their popularity baffles me. I mean are their songs that good?? I don't know, I don't despise these guys, I can listen to their music, but they are NOT that good, or even that original.

    Like twonabomber said, music is so fragmented now it's hard to see who might reach legendary status at this point. So many of these bands will be forgotten in 5 years, it's not even funny.
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    Fans are too fuckin fickle to make any one band legendary anymore that's why the Van Halen run of platinum plus successes was just an amazing achievement by the guys. Loyalty is hard commodity to come by in the musci biz and even harder with the fans.
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    Probably Metallica, and most likely for their first four albums, because Load and Reload are definitely NOT what legends are made of.

    Anything beyond that, I seriously question. Music is just about money these days. Agreed w/ Brett - a lot of these bands will be forgotten in 5 years.
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