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Initial post: Jul 6, 2012 9:00:04 PM PDT
RED WANTING BLUE. watch for them on Letterman July 18!

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 9:04:20 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 7, 2012 7:25:29 PM PDT
Los Lobos.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 8:58:26 PM PDT
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M. Stacy says:
Guns n Roses

Edit - I guess they don't count since they were formed in 85

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 1:11:45 AM PDT
Mr Sunshine says:
Foo Fighters!

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 7:35:57 AM PDT
Why stop at 25 years? Why not 40? There's only 1 band that has been consistently putting out good music, hasn't changed members because of drug or ego problems and is still touring to support new music: Rush.

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 8:51:54 AM PDT
IRON MAIDEN

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 11:24:58 AM PDT
dogschmidtco says:
kiss====hands down

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 11:32:17 AM PDT
WH says:
I love Los Lobos, but c'mon:
Radiohead.

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 11:53:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2012 11:58:17 AM PDT
Black Crowes, in all their incarnations. Came on at a time when grunge was flooding the airwaves, and outlasted them all except Pearl Jam (another awesome band). If you listen to the variety of styles over each album, throughout the catalogue, no other contemporary band comes close to the consistent level of creativity and energy as the Robinson Bros. et al.
I mean, yeah, I love Radiohead too but c'mon, people, we are talking about ROCK bands, no one rocks like the Crowes.
And they are the best live act I've seen!

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 4:06:09 PM PDT
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musichead says:
kiss sucks........cant think of one........

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 5:22:49 PM PDT
D. Hoffman says:
No contest...The Psychedelic Furs

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 6:07:28 PM PDT
Mike G says:
Tesla

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 6:56:04 PM PDT
M. Senibaldi says:
Definitely Tesla.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 3:56:02 PM PDT
Past 25 years ? So we're talking since 1987...hmmm

I would like to say Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, but they were apart from 1989 until 1999. So I will go with a tie between U2 and REM.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 4:01:44 PM PDT
Pearl Jam

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 5:33:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2012 5:35:45 PM PDT
I'll second Gary's nomination of Los Lobos. Songwriting, musicianship, showmanship, creativity, durability, taste -- the whole package.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 12:23:04 AM PDT
I haven't seen anybody mention a band that was short lived but had amazing diversity in their music. Sound Garden was the greatest band since the '70s hands down.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 3:47:59 AM PDT
If it was 30 years, I would go with REM. I thinking Wilco or Radiohead. I haven't been a big U2 fan these last 19 years, although I haven't given them much of a shot either as I don't own any of their post Achtung Baby albums.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 5:31:51 AM PDT
Get your heads out of Main Stream Music! There are great underground and unrecognized bands out there. My choice would be The Flower Kings from Sweden. While I like Rush and their stability. Their albums since Signals in 1982 have been, except maybe for 1993's Counterparts, underwhelming. Haven't listened to Grace Under Pressure, Power Windows, Hold Your Fire, Presto, Roll The Bones, Test For Echo, Vapor Trail or Snakes & Arrows since they were released. Whereas, The Flower Kings have been releasing some amazing albums since 1993. The only so-so album of the 12 they have released is Adam & Eve (2004). Several of their albums are now considered classics of modern Progressive Rock. Check out Retropolis, Stardust We Are, Flower Power, Space Revolver to start.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 7:29:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2012 7:06:53 AM PDT
Autonomeus says:
Pearl Jam and Neurosis.

Sonic Youth and Liars are pretty damn good too.

Michael, you haven't missed anything since Achtung Baby.

Gary & Jim, I thought Los Lobos would never put out another record as good as Kiko, and then they released The Town and The City!

E., Superunknown is one of the best rock records of all time, better than any of Pearl Jam's albums. Unfortunately their others aren't nearly as good, and then they broke up. They're supposed to have a new one soon, I hope it's surprisingly good...

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 8:48:32 AM PDT
R. Wild says:
I agree with Arthur Ramos, some of the best bands are the more unknown, non-mainstream bands. The Flower Kings are good, and you have to give Rush props too. But, the best band I think is Dream Theater. Top notch muscians, great songwriting and very creative. Besides a few iffy songs in recent years, they've released 11 albums of great music. Highly recommend their latest, A Dramatic Turn of Events.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2012 11:13:44 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 10, 2012 11:52:19 AM PDT
Rockfan101 says:
Divided By Design

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 5:40:15 PM PDT
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Lucero
Explosions in the Sky
God is an Astronaut
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Insomnium
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Mogwai
New Model Army
Phideaux
Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson
Trivium
Urge Overkill
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