14 Petty Reasons Your Favorite Bands Broke Up

14 Petty Reasons Your Favorite Bands Broke Up

You and these other hooligans got bound together with one common dream: to make it big in the music industry. You play together, travel together, eat together, grow together both in age and in your craft. You become something more than just your individual selves. You become a band. Not just any band, but a touring band. A touring band whose music has touched so many lives. You made an impact. You all made it. Together you've succeeded. The hard work, the sweat, the sleepless nights, all of the sacrifices paid off.

Then you break up. Why? Why did it all get thrown away? Was it because you all collectively created all that you could together? Was it because you all felt content and wanted other dreams to pursue away from one another? Or was it because your bandmate stomped on your birthday cake?

Many of your favorite bands broke up for very silly reasons. Here are a 14 examples:

Oasis was plagued by sibling rivalry GRACKED.COM Liam Gallagher once beat up his brother, Noel, with a tambourine. Later, Noel quit a tour after Liam insulted his wife. The final straw came in 2009, after some stupid fight caused them to cancel a show. Noel took to the band's website, saying I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.

The Eagles made Randy Meisner too famous CRACKED.COM The singer/songwriter never wanted to be a frontman, but was thrust into the position by circumstance. The rest of the band started alienating him as a result of his newfound fame, which drove him to exhaustion.

The Pixies hired the world's coolest bassist CRACKED COM Bassist Kim Deal joined the band via a wanted ad that frontman Black Francis came to regret placing. Deal was such a good fit, even Kurt Cobain once said he wished she was allowed to write more songs for the Pixies. Her success stung Black SO much, he faxed a letter to the band to let them know they were through.

Source: Time

The Smiths called it quits over a comedic COVER CRACKED.COM Morrissey threatened to get real mopey if the band wouldn't record a cover of the goofy song Work is a four-Letter Word. The band obliged, but guitarist Johnny Marr said that cover was what made him finally decide to quit the band.

Source: FMS

Ed King's guitar strings snapped, right in the middle of Free Bird CRACKED.co Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant gave King holy hell after his strings broke on stage one night, causing King to quit the band.
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