Top 10 Music Artists that are Falsely Accused of Being Sell OutsSome music artists are called sell outs. What's a sell out you might ask? A sell out is someone that only makes music for money and doesn't make it with passion. Some artists have been falsely labeled this and it can get annoying.
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Trust me on this one; those who grew up with Ascendancy or Shogun keep pouting about Trivium lost their sound and become "commercialized sellouts". They constantly pander about how garbage In Waves to Silence in the Snow were, when they can't seem to realize that Trivium has really matured over the years. In addition, Matt Heafy noted that he wasn't into screaming vocals, which was a main reason for The Crusade being mostly sung on clean vocals.
For such an amazing band, a good fraction of Trivium's fanbase really is just nosy and bratty idiots who can't accept the fact that bands need to mature and change. They can't make a Shogun 2.0, that would be dumb and repetitive. - CrimsonShark
People say when he made AVA, he sold out. How? Just because he changed his style of music does not mean he is a sellout. AVA in fact is less popular than Blink-182, but Tom clearly enjoyed making music with AVA more, despite getting less fame and money, which means he is in for the music. He has said he has a constant need to make music himself. - AnimeDrawer
After the 70's, when Aerosmith put out an insane amount of great music, the band put out some real garbage. This, combined with heavy drug use, lead to the band breaking up. They reunited in the late '80's and their motivation for doing so was clearly to make money. They put out 3 albums that were huge financial successes. In interviews before, during, and after this time, every member would freely admit that they needed money and that their music became much more Pop orientated. I don't blame them for selling out, they had to if they wanted to keep living the lives they had become accustomed to... - Ned964
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