It's never a good thing when bands decide to call it quits. Even if you aren't the biggest fan of a certain band or artist, it always disheartening when they decide to lay their instruments down for the final time. Then again, if you must leave, you may as well do it while still at your best.
Over the years, there have been plenty of acts who have stayed way too long at the party and claim to still be at the top of their game. However, these acts are the exception to the rule, who were either being realistic about living up to expectations...or just happened to implode at the exact right time. While not every one of these acts necessarily left on glowing terms, there's at least some comfort in knowing that the legacy remained untouched. Even if some of these acts eventually reunited for a handful of shows or even a comeback album, it doesn't negate the near-flawless track record they had when they were still firing on all cylinders.
From pop rock darlings to some of the beefiest bands in the metal scene, these guys knew how to get in-blow minds- and get out before you even came to your senses. It sucks that we may not see too much more from them, but it was a hell of a ride while it lasted.
I'm just a junkie for all things media. Whether it's music, movies, TV, or just other reviews, I absolutely adore this stuff. But music was my first love, and I love having the opportunity to share it with you good people.