As the saying goes, any musician is only as good as their last album. For as much name recognition as your band can get, the only way to really prove your staying power is to be able to reproduce your skills every time you walk into a studio. Many acts have lived up to this expectation, but the wait time in between records is absolutely staggering.
Make no mistake, these musicians are super talented both onstage and off, but when it comes time to go in and make a record, fans are left waiting with baited breath for something to happen. It's not like these musicians aren't busy though, with many going on massive tours or even collaborating with other artists to let out their creative energy. Then again, if there are fans eager to hear your original music, why not focus it into a clear stream, if only for one album?
It's ultimately the artists choice of what to do, but the fact that these guys can't get it together that often isn't just sad...it's disappointing. Whether it be a genuine artistic choice or just an extremely close attention to detail, here is just a small helping of artists we need to hear from in the coming years.