It's almost every musicians dream to finally hit the big time. While it may seem hard slaving away at a club pounding out riff after riff every night, all the effort seems worth it once you find yourself on the charts. Fame and fortune may be alluring, but the fact is that the life of a rockstar isn't for everyone.
Throughout time, many bands that have become huge didn't get there without losing some key members along the way. Whether it was a key songwriter or just a great technical player, these musicians couldn't really deal with all the pressure that came with being a celebrity. This could be because of royalties, creative differences, or just not being able to get along, but many of these guys ended up abandoning ship right as things were starting to get good.
Even if these bands were on top of the world at one point, it's not nearly as fun once you have your fire to create music be snuffed out. Though some of these artists ended up making music outside of their main gig, they were never quite able to equal the strength of their first band. Not making millions might be tough, but sometimes the musical beast you created loses its luster.
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