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#1 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

so who do you think?

#2 Posted by Switch (4527 posts) - - Show Bio

Metallica. Been around for ages

#3 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have to say U2. they've been around for 30 years, known all over the world, humanitarians, and everyone knows some of their songs

#4 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Rolling Stones or the Beetles.

#5 Posted by Superkitty (1086 posts) - - Show Bio

Kool and the Gang, I've heard they had more hits than anyone else (they've been around since 1964) :)

#6 Posted by Copy (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

i like linkin park

#7 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

all they have that i know is Celebration.

and U2 is the only 80's band that is still going strong
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#8 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Superkitty says:

"Kool and the Gang, I've heard they had more hits than anyone else (they've been around since 1964) :)"

You heard wrong :P

#9 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

The Beetles

#10 Posted by Hall Of Noob Ownage (24 posts) - - Show Bio

AC/DC.

#11 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember seeing an article in a magazine about this, by their measurements (record and ticket sales as well as chart time) it was Pink Floyd. In no small part, due to the success of The Darkside of the Moon. The Rolling Stones would be the longest group to stay at the top of the game. It is possible that the Beatles (Note the 'a', they aren't insects. Their name is a pun) are the best selling group, but that is impossible to accurately verify. U2 are great though and are probably one of the more successful over the last thirty years, not to mention one of my personal favourites.

#12 Posted by Boken (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

AC/DC

#13 Posted by Venom551 (2553 posts) - - Show Bio

AC/DC and Metallica cuz they rock

#14 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

U2 concerts were the most wanted event tickets in 2005, surpassing every football game

#15 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"I remember seeing an article in a magazine about this, by their measurements (record and ticket sales as well as chart time) it was Pink Floyd. In no small part, due to the success of *The Darkside of the Moon*. The Rolling Stones would be the longest group to stay at the top of the game. It is possible that the Beatles (Note the 'a', they aren't insects. Their name is a pun) are the best selling group, but that is impossible to accurately verify. U2 are great though and are probably one of the more successful over the last thirty years, not to mention one of my personal favourites."

Actaally the wall is number 3 of all time sellingg records, but I would say rolling stones

#16 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Superkitty says:

"Kool and the Gang, I've heard they had more hits than anyone else (they've been around since 1964) :)"

Ya I love kool and the gang but they ar not where close to the most sucesful

#17 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Best selling albums1: Thriller (Michael Jackson) 2: Back in Black (Ac/DC) 3: Dark side of the moon (Pink Floyd) 4: Joshua Tree (U2)

#18 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

woops ya in the us the wall is 3rd

#19 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Gotta be Kiss... just for pure success... Kiss has been awarded 45 gold albums to date. The group's worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums. they have albums, comics, books, toys, clothes... and to my knowledge, they are the only Rock Band that have their own line of Coffins / Caskets that you can buy to be buried in... They **are** the most successful rock band out there on pure money, but for fame it's probably the Rolling Stones... i'm still backing Kiss for this though M"

Their best albm is a disco one OWNED

#20 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta be Kiss... just for pure success...

Kiss has been awarded 45 gold albums to date. The group's worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums.

they have albums, comics, books, toys, clothes...

and to my knowledge, they are the only Rock Band that have their own line of Coffins / Caskets that you can buy to be buried in...

They are the most successful rock band out there on pure money, but for fame it's probably the Rolling Stones...

i'm still backing Kiss for this though

M

#21 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Kiss have got to be the most successful rock band ever for pure commercialization...

M

#22 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Kiss have got to be the most successful rock band ever for pure commercialization... M"

let me repeat this best album was disco. It was a disco album I mean c'mon thats hilarious

#23 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Gotta be Kiss... just for pure success... Kiss has been awarded 45 gold albums to date. The group's worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums. they have albums, comics, books, toys, clothes... and to my knowledge, they are the only Rock Band that have their own line of Coffins / Caskets that you can buy to be buried in... They **are** the most successful rock band out there on pure money, but for fame it's probably the Rolling Stones... i'm still backing Kiss for this though M"

No way, coffins? Man, that's both really cool and messed up.

And the comic....lol......"Destroyer edition!". And the one guy looks like the freaking Hulk, lol.....

#24 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah... disco was funny lol

let me put this in money for people... Gene Simmons, lead guitarist for Kiss...

"KISS began life as a band that scared parents and thrilled a generation by mixing circus-like showmanship and horror-film danger with good ol' '70s power-chord rock 'n' roll. Thirty years later, KISS is nothing less than an American classic. The band has earned more gold records -- 24 -- than any American band in history, and bassist/vocalist/demon Gene Simmons can take much of the credit.While the drum and lead guitar seats in the band have seen members come and go over the years, Simmons and partner Paul Stanley have been there throughout, and have turned KISS into not just a band, as Simmons likes to say, but a brand. KISS holds more than 2,000 licenses, including everything from comic books and credit cards to condoms and caskets. Gene is currently worth in excess of $50,000,000"

Thats one member of the band... he is currently worth $50,000,000 on his own...

now thats success lol

M

#25 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"yeah... disco was funny lol let me put this in money for people... Gene Simmons, lead guitarist for Kiss...
"KISS began life as a band that scared parents and thrilled a generation by mixing circus-like showmanship and horror-film danger with good ol' '70s power-chord rock 'n' roll. Thirty years later, KISS is nothing less than an American classic. The band has earned more gold records -- 24 -- than any American band in history, and bassist/vocalist/demon Gene Simmons can take much of the credit. While the drum and lead guitar seats in the band have seen members come and go over the years, Simmons and partner Paul Stanley have been there throughout, and have turned KISS into not just a band, as Simmons likes to say, but a brand. KISS holds more than 2,000 licenses, including everything from comic books and credit cards to condoms and caskets. Gene is currently worth in excess of $50,000,000"
Thats one member of the band... he is currently worth **$50,000,000** on his own... now thats success lol M"

Man, that is hardcore....

#26 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah... Kiss are the most successful rock band ever...

M

#27 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"yeah... Kiss **are** the most successful rock band ever... M"

Are?

Hmmm.....but are they the most respected?

#28 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Methos says:
"yeah... Kiss **are** the most successful rock band ever... M"

Are?

Hmmm.....but are they the most respected?"

any band that has a guitarist with a seven inch tongue who can breath fire 15 foot (Current world record is 20 foot) and is worth over $50,000,000 gets my respect lol

M

#29 Posted by The Forgotten One (83 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"Sparda says:
"Methos says:
"yeah... Kiss **are** the most successful rock band ever... M"
Are? Hmmm.....but are they the most respected?"
any band that has a guitarist with a ***seven inch tongue*** who can breath fire 15 foot (Current world record is 20 foot) and is worth over $50,000,000 gets my respect lol M"

Ahhhhhhh....good point.....

#30 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

I wasn't saying that DotM was the most succesful album ever ever ever, just that it's success was important in establishing Pink Floyd's success. They have also out sold both AC/DC (200 million to 150 million) if all their albums are taken into account. Michael Jackson isn't a group, but he has sold about 250 million. These stats come from wikipedia though so may not be 100% correct.

The Wall, while very successful, didn't match Darkside.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_the_Moon

#31 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

oh, also... He claimed on live TV to have slept with somewhere near 4600 women... something that has later been proven when Gene brought in Photo's of him with each and every woman...

with a tongue like that, i bet he didn't have many complaints lol

M

#32 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"I wasn't saying that DotM was the most succesful album ever ever ever, just that it's success was important in establishing Pink Floyd's success. They have also out sold both AC/DC (200 million to 150 million) if all their albums are taken into account. Michael Jackson isn't a group, but he has sold about 250 million. These stats come from wikipedia though so may not be 100% correct. The Wall, while very successful, didn't match Darkside.
" />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_the_Moon"

True my bad it only beat it in the US but not Owrld wide. However, i can't die that no matter how much I love the Floyd Rolling stones has lasted for so long its ridiculous, and just for that I'm gonna say they are the most successful

#33 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

c'mon I mean I just want a whole lotta love

#34 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambler, im sorry i just dont like KISS

#35 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

chameleone says:

"Gambler, im sorry i just dont like KISS"

um kiss isnt that good I gotta agree with you, in fact i really only like2 of their songs and ones... disco.

#36 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosmic Sentinel says:

"If they're good enough for Peter Griffin...http://www.youtube.com/v/BCaBpqdCmqM width=425 height=350 type=application/x-shockwave-flash wmode="transparent">"

ya i dont base my music style on family guy I'm sorry

#37 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

If they're good enough for Peter Griffin...

#38 Posted by Superkitty (1086 posts) - - Show Bio

King of Kings says:

"Superkitty says:
"Kool and the Gang, I've heard they had more hits than anyone else (they've been around since 1964) :)"

You heard wrong :P"

I heard that on one of those "Top 40 countdown" radio shows a while back. I looked for a bit on the web and couldn't find any answer on who had the most hits total (not just #1's or top 10's). I looked on Wikipedia and K&TG have a lot of hits (many of them minor), and it looked like the Beatles had about the same. The Rolling Stones would be a good contender too.

Anyways, it seems "most successful' is kind of vague. I'd break it down to hit-wise, album-wise, etc.

#39 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

YA i was listening to q107 (toronto's classic rock station) and they had the top 500 songs of all time voted by listeners and for like 10 years number 1 was always stairway to heaven however this year it was a day in the life by the beatles(sgt. peppers lonely hearts club band) so I was like kickass

#40 Posted by Valkaad (2589 posts) - - Show Bio

The Eagles have the highest selling album of all time. Their Greatest hits collection has sold over 29 million copies.

#41 Posted by -000 (226 posts) - - Show Bio

The Beatles are the best and will always be the best.

#42 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio

I think The Beatles are more of a pop group. Most bands in the 60s, 70s and 80s (and maybe a bit of the 90s) can be deemed very successful. There are probably too much to mention.

#43 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm backing the Beatles on this one too. U2 is also up there as they still have all their original members after over 20 years, with some of (in my opinion) the greatest albums of all time.

Oh, and Methos, Gene Simmons is the bass player for KISS, not lead guitar.

#44 Posted by Rotten gun (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

the eagles are the highest grossing band via concert in the world. AC/DC back in black is the second highest selling album of all time.

#45 Posted by Midnight Sun (51 posts) - - Show Bio
#46 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

the group even God listens to!

#47 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Invisible says:

"I think The Beatles are more of a pop group."

I'm sorry I think I miss read you, the beatles is a... pop group. Go listen to some of their later stuff and get back to me.

#48 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

Paragon says:

"I'm backing the Beatles on this one too. U2 is also up there as they still have all their original members after over 20 years, with some of (in my opinion) the greatest albums of all time. Oh, and Methos, Gene Simmons is the bass player for KISS, not lead guitar."

OWNED

#49 Posted by Barry Flash (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

King of Kings says:

"Rolling Stones or the Beetles."

Yeah it is the Beatles, isn't it? They're boss!

#50 Posted by Ms. Invisible (3292 posts) - - Show Bio

crazy spidey says:

"Ms. Invisible says:
"I think The Beatles are more of a pop group."

I'm sorry I think I miss read you, the beatles is a... pop group. Go listen to some of their later stuff and get back to me."

Sorry, I don't get what you're saying... they're not a pop group? Can you lead me to some of their newer stuff?