Music Artists Who Sold-OutWhen artists started out in one genre and then sold-out so they could make it on the pop charts. Let's discuss these artist who did this crime.
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In the eighties, they were the greatest metal band. Ever. They practically created thrash metal. There was nothing like it. What happened? For shame, Metallica, for shame...
1st 4 albums are amazing then they lost cliff and jason and they did it(stupid idea) - rockisgood132
it's a shame really because they were amazing - muckie
Metallica is so pop now. But where is Eminem on this list? He should be like number one for sure.V5 Comments
I'm pretty sure most of the people who voted for them here have no idea what this list is about, but this time I won't complain about their ignorance. - saaarsdej
I really don't see how they sold out but X-Japan rule most and deserve to be top of most lists. Pure awesome.
X Japan will always be at the top of the hierarchy. The top predator in a food chain if you will.
X Japan have kept to true to themselves even after the 10 year hiatus.
How did they sell out? Dahlia (assuming this is the supposed sellout album) was amazing if you ask me.
many people would say KISS is great, when they just know one or two songs from them... that's because they are the most commercial band, even their fans say this - rock2metal
from "rock" to disco... bad!
They sold out before anyone actually heard of them. Their first album, The Curb was heavy and their newer stuff is very poppy. I wish they could go back to not always singing about sex and partying and all that crap.
Who remembers their album Curb? No one, since their fans love their new poppy music. Like with Metallica, they were heavy and processed by money to make themselves softer.
I hate Nickelback. But some of their earlier stuff is pretty good. - BeatlesFan1964V1 Comment
With every member that left Guns n Roses, they took a bit of talent with them. I hated Chinese Democracy and is nothing like Appetite For Destruction - Danielsun182
Yeah but she was always a sell out
Apparently, changing genres is a "sell out". I might as well inform you her country era had the same flaws as she is now.
Not saying I like or dislike her. - Swellow
The first album was pretty good. When they showed up again I was sure it was not the same people. Huge sellouts for sure
After Elephunk, they seemed to lose their ability to singing (I Gotta Feeling and Meet Me Halfway were decent however). - Swellow
Selling out hasn't worked out for them. "In the End" on their first album went to #2 on the charts in 2000. Their 2014 album didn't have a single make the Hot 100. Basically, they're at their best when they make their music: metal mixed with rap.
Linkin Park should be above Metallica - Nintendonix
They should be second to Metallica. They were both great bands who sold out! Well, LP now kicks ass.
How did they sell out? Roger Waters left the band, and they lost a member and another member that left before. Plus they are getting older and trying hard as they can to make music. - PowerfultekinV1 Comment
How dare you put Avril Lavigne here!
Compare Mylo Xyloto to Parachutes. They sang with Rihanna, for god's sake!
As a side note, I don't think some people on this list understand the point of it.
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