10 Hard Rock Bands That Totally Sold Out

Money trumps musical integrity sometimes...


It's always a great feeling when you discover a new band for the first time. While the biggest bands in the world may be killing the Spotify playlists, the beauty of these acts is that they feel like their own separate entity than the more corporate creations on top. Then the money comes trickling in...

There are countless bands that have been labelled sell-outs from the moment they arrived in the public consciousness. Regardless of what the musical quality is, there's always that breed of fan who refuses to acknowledge their former favorite band for what they see as a cheap cash grab. But is selling out really a bad word? Well...yes and no.

When a band decides to make a turn towards more commercial music, the criticism of their intentions comes down to whether the music that they make is up to the same standard they set for themselves before they got famous. Sometimes it works out for the better, and sometimes it's a look towards darker days for these acts.

Let's take a look at some of the biggest pariahs of the hard rock scene and see if their "sell-out" period is a massive home run or the death knell in their discography.


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