The half-life of a Rock band seems to be of an atomic nature. Some of the greatest bands in history have only lasted a few years. The Beatles lasted only a decade before parting ways, Brian Jones drowned to death merely 6 years into what would be a 50 year plus active history for the Rolling Stones, and Nirvana made it seven years before Kurt Cobain took his own life.
This brings us to Aerosmith. After forty-one years of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, the classic Aerosmith lineup has continued to tour and release records. That’s right, everyone in Aerosmith is still alive, by definition, and continues to identify as a member of the band. We have only identified one other Rock band (arguably two) that have held it together with their original lineup for over forty years.
Can you name a Rock band that has lasted as long or longer than Aerosmith? To qualify they must have toured or released commercial recordings on a semi-consistent bases with all the classic members. Discuss.