Top 10 Bands that are Most Surprisingly Still Together in 2024

Did you think these bands were finished? Well, they're still together, in case you weren't aware!

For this list, we're considering bands that have been around for a very long time. They may not have released new music recently, but they are still together.

Most of these bands may have embarked on multiple tours over the past few years. However, they have mostly stayed out of the spotlight, and the prospects for new music seem low.
The Top Ten
1 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums)... read more

They've been around for over 60 years, and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are surprisingly still kicking ass. Their latest album, Hackney Diamonds, is awesome.

This band will still be kicking ass when everyone on earth at the moment is long gone.

2 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

Since their 1997 reunion, Fleetwood Mac has never separated, despite Christine McVie's death in 2022 and Lindsey Buckingham's departure in 2018. Buckingham has since been replaced by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fame for lead guitar duties, and Neil Finn of Crowded House fame for male vocal duties.

They haven't released new music since their 2013 EP, and their latest studio album was released in 2003. My guess is as long as Mick Fleetwood and John McVie live, the band will go on.

They recently broke up in late 2023 or early 2024. Go Your Own Way hits different now.

3 Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

Toto has had many lineup changes over time, but just when you thought the band was ending for good in 2019, guitarist Steve Lukather and singer Joseph Williams brought it back. They announced they will keep touring together under the Toto moniker.

Went to see them and Journey live about a month ago. Coolest experience ever!

4 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

They've been active since 1961, and despite key members leaving and coming back, this band surprisingly never split. Better yet, they still have four key members who have been part of the band since the 1960s, namely Brian Wilson (sans his brothers Carl and Dennis, who both passed away), Mike Love, Al Jardine, and Bruce Johnston.

Their latest album was released in 2012, but it's not even their longest gap between two albums.

5 System of a Down System of a Down, formed in 1994, is an Armenian-American alternative metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. They've always been a very political band since their inception. Often being against genocide and war most notably in songs like: Pluck,... read more
6 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

How does Lynyrd Skynyrd still exist today with no original members left? They are Southern rock's greatest living legends and survived their 1977 airplane crash.

Still, it's a mystery that this band hasn't called it quits since their 1987 reunion, especially after Gary Rossington, who was with Skynyrd since the beginning, recently died. Now, the band feels like a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band led by Johnny Van Zant, trying to honor his brother Ronnie's legacy. Not to mention, their latest album was released in 2012, which is already 12 years ago.

7 The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and... read more

Believe it or not, The Who have never split since their 1999 reunion, despite the deaths of drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle. Now, it's just a project centered around Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend and not much else.

8 Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

Yep, the Eagles are still going. They split in 2016 following Glenn Frey's death but reunited the following year with Glenn's son, Deacon, and country legend Vince Gill. Since then, there's been no new music, just touring.

Edit: They're on a farewell tour, so they might call it quits soon.

9 New Order New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.

Since their 2011 reunion, New Order has released one album in 2015 and that's it. The rest is extensive touring.

10 KISS Kiss, often styled as KISS, was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. The original members were Paul Stanley (vocals, rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals, bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar, vocals), and Peter Criss (drums, vocals)... read more

They're on a farewell tour, but they just announced that holograms will be performing during their next concerts. Why can't they just call it quits for good?

They technically disbanded in 2023, but are performing as holograms during their "farewell tour."

The Newcomers

? Tool Tool is an American alternative metal/progressive metal band, that was formed in 1990.

The band is set together between Maynard James Keenan (Vocals), Danny Carey (Drums), Adam Jones (Guitar) and since 1995 Justin Chancellor (Bass).

The band is known for their influences from electronic... read more
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The Contenders
11 Kool & the Gang

Funk legends Kool & The Gang will be celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. The band has undergone multiple lineup changes, with Robert "Kool" Bell being the only original member left. They have lost many of their members over the past few years. I guess as long as Kool lives, the band will go on.

12 Village People

Yep, in case you didn't know, disco legends Village People are still together. Aside from a holiday album in 2018, they haven't released a new studio album since 1985.

13 Blondie Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s.
14 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in London in 1970. The original lineup was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar, vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band... read more
15 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

They haven't released any new music since 2012, and they're on a farewell tour that will likely last forever, until one of them eventually dies.

16 Smash Mouth Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, and Paul De Lisle. Their first big hit was Walkin' On the Sun in 1997, they would then get more exposure in 1999 for the song All Star... read more

I thought they broke up after Steve Harwell's death (rest in peace, Steve, he was a talented man). But I am glad to see they didn't.

I'm really surprised that Smash Mouth is still active after Steve Harwell's retirement and subsequent death.

17 Devo Devo is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973. Their classic lineup consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs and the Casales, along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", the song that gave the band mainstream popularity... read more

In the decade since the death of their guitarist Bob Casale (Bob 2), Devo has continued with Josh Hager (Josh 2, their drummer Josh Freese being the first Josh) as his replacement. Fred Armisen also replaced Josh Freese in the band for one concert in 2018.

The band has not released any new music since then, although their frontman Mark Mothersbaugh has scored a number of movies, including "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Cocaine Bear."

Additionally, during this time, their former drummer David Kendrick has played with Revolushn, Xiu Xiu, and (allegedly) Bastille.

18 The Cure The Cure are an English post-punk/gothic rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1978. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.
19 The Human League The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. After signing to Virgin Records in 1979, the band released two albums and a string of singles before attaining widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including... read more

It's been more than a decade since The Human League released their latest studio album, and the prospects for new music from them are very low.

20 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have... read more
21 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also... read more
22 AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson... read more
23 Thirty Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

Just like Maroon 5, Thirty Seconds to Mars has consistently gotten worse over time, and now it's just Jared Leto and his brother Shannon. Jared's ego is just as big as Adam Levine's, and their latest music is very atrocious and uninspired.

They are a band I wouldn't mind seeing call it quits soon, as Jared sounded so out of it in their latest album, which is one of, if not the worst album of last year. Jared also has a reputation for being one of the rudest people in Hollywood, which says a lot about his big ego.

24 Molly Hatchet Molly Hatchet is an American Southern hard rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1971. The band was founded by guitarist Dave Hlubek in 1971.

Just like fellow Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet has no original members left but is somehow still going. Their latest album was released in 2010, and they announced a new album scheduled for a 2024 release.

25 The B-52's The B-52s are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland.

Yep, The B-52's are still rolling and touring. Yet, their latest album came out in 2008, which is a very long time.

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