Top 10 Rock and Metal Bands Most Likely to Retire by 2020Metal_Treasure My predictions are based on:
- age of the band members
- lineup problems (health issues, key members died)
- reading between the lines of some interviews.
However, you never know.
I don't want these bands to retire but I know it will happen one day.
The Top Ten
In all honesty, I hope that Angus does retire the band. If he did his own little project, like "The Angus Young Band" or something like that, then that would be perfectly fine. But the band's lineup has become such a changed animal that it's not fair to call it AC/DC anymore, especially not without Malcolm. The fact that Cliff Williams was ready to leave the band after the tour was over sounded the final death knell for me. - Gg2000
Been dragged out for too long. Let the legacy begin already. - ParasN2000
It's not the same without Malcolm. - Userguy44
No! I don't want them to retire. - UltraSaiyan419V 1 Comment
Their counterparts from Black Sabbath already disbanded in 2017. But on the other hand, Deep Purple's 2017 album was awesome and Ian Gillan still has it. - Metal_Treasure
I think they've been playing long enough to deserve a retirement. Especially Ian Gillan; his voice has been singing for so long that I think it definitely deserves the rest. - Gg2000
Can't believe this legendary band will retire. They exist pretty long. - Userguy44
They are getting really old now. Don't know if they are going to carry on after 2020.. We'll see.
It's a miracle this band is still around - Metal_Treasure
I'm pretty sure the band is made up of White Walkers. - truckturner
The most signature sound of this band is Rob's voice. As long as he wants to sing, I think Judas Priest could go on.
However, I remember Rob said that their 2018 album (awesome by the way) happened mainly because their young guitarist Richie Faulkner (in his 30s) was urging the band to make an album. Well, next time Richie may not succeed to convince the band. - Metal_Treasure
Metal legends will never die. - Userguy44
Rob still sounds great,their new album was fantastic,but without Glenn and K.K,is it really Judas Priest anymore? - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
This group hasn't done anything since more than 10 years now. We don't talk about them anymore.
I hope they will retire soon. - Metal_Treasure
Don't forget, though, they already cried wolf once back in 2003, and knowing Gene and Paul, they'd probably go ahead and send younger guys out in the makeup as KISS. - Gg2000
They've announced their "final" tou4 for this year so you would think so.. - ParasN2000
I believe they are going to stop in 2019.
I hope not.I mean most of the bands in this list have members that are in their 70s,all Iron Maiden members are in their early 60s.I think they can still go on for at least another 5 years. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
I hope, too. It was shocking though. And Steve Harris said "for a while". Did he mean 6 months or 6 years? - Metal_Treasure
One of the most well aged bands I think. - Userguy44
I don't know these guys are still going very strong.
I swear, when Iron Maiden will retire it'll be the end of the world.V 1 Comment
I still want to see them. - Userguy44
I would at least like to see them celebrate their 50th anniversary. They've still got quite a bit of life in them; I think they'll last at least three to four more years. - Gg2000
I saw them this year and they were still amazing. - Userguy44
I don't think so.Their live shows have been great,full of energy.Their new album was great too.Except Mick Box,the rest of the members aren't that old. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
I put them last because on the one hand, they are releasing a new album next year, 2019, which proves they still do something.
But on the other, I have the strange feeling that this album might be their final album. I would like to be proved wrong though. - Metal_Treasure
Another band I really want to see live. - Userguy44
Slayer announced their official disbandment in 2019. That was the reason I didn't add them to this list - because it's known and there's nothing to predict. - Metal_Treasure
If it's true what they say, than they don't play anymore after 2020.
I don't think so. - Userguy44
Van Halen was much better when Sammy Hagar entered the picture in my own opinion. I don't really have any disagreements on this one. - UltraSaiyan419
I don't know. In 2018 they released a pretty solid album and the band sounded very good. The singer sounded like his voice hasn't changed since the 80s. - Metal_Treasure
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2. Deep Purple