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300%_Density
04-16-2009, 07:09 PM
I know there are several smart people on this board. After Dallas leaving GF a few weeks ago it got me to thinking. Has there ever been a band that kept all of the same members from day 1? Not counting bands like NIN or Ministry who have a revolving door of members. I thought about it for a while and thought of big bands Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, AC/DC and a bunch of others and never came up with a band that has had same members from day 1 and w/o adding members later on as well. If you can think of one right of the bat don't be stupid about it. Just a fun thing I thought of and thought others might enjoy trying to come up w/ bands. If this is a stupid idea tell me anyway. I don't care how crappy or not crappy the band.

mankvill
04-16-2009, 07:11 PM
I think Blind Guardian has only changed one member, and that was semi-recently.

There was one I found that had kept all original members...I'll see if I can remember.

b_halperin
04-16-2009, 07:15 PM
Lamb of God (except willie wasn't involved during their burn the priest days, he joined in when they became log)

300%_Density
04-16-2009, 07:20 PM
Damnit I can't believe LOG escaped my mind. I might be busy w/ Wikipedia tonight.

powerslave_85
04-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Hmm. I'd always heard that Aerosmith has never changed their lineup, but a quick check on Wikipedia proved that wrong. I can't think of any.

300%_Density
04-16-2009, 07:31 PM
Gotta love the Aerosmith years w/o Joe Perry!!!! :D

Natrlhi
04-16-2009, 07:32 PM
Tool - almost.

Paul D'Amour left after "Undertow", and was replaced by Justin Chancellor, who is the bassist to this day (fifteen years later). The other three founding members have never left. One change in twenty years or so might be as close as you can get.

I'll post others if / as I think of them.

Nat :horns:

ChildrenofSodom
04-16-2009, 07:35 PM
Theres an awful lot of bands that only replaced one member. Amon Amarth, for example, around for 17 years, switched drummers 11 years ago, stayed same since.

Natrlhi
04-16-2009, 07:37 PM
...another "almost" is Bolt Thrower.

They changed drummers twice in twenty-plus years. The other four founding members have remained since 1988, except vocalist Karl Willets, who left for one album (2001's "Honour Valour Pride"), and then came back.

Natrlhi
04-16-2009, 07:41 PM
Here's one - France's Gojira. Same members since 2000 - which doesn't sound that impressive, but it is nine years, after all. And it's a perfect record, as far as I know.

Nat :horns:

powerslave_85
04-16-2009, 07:48 PM
Oh! They weren't around for THAT long, but Rage Against the Machine. And Zeppelin, too.

b_halperin
04-16-2009, 08:03 PM
Here's one - France's Gojira. Same members since 2000 - which doesn't sound that impressive, but it is nine years, after all. And it's a perfect record, as far as I know.

Nat :horns:

:blaze::rocker::D

Natrlhi
04-16-2009, 08:05 PM
Mastodon - same lineup since 2001.

Isis - Chris Mereshuk was replaced by Mike Gallagher in 1999, and Cliff Meyer joined in 2000...same lineup ever since.

Keelhaul - same lineup since 1998.

Clutch - no one has left the band since their inception in 1992 (guitarist Mick Schauer did join in 2005, though - they went from 4 to 5).

Those are as close as I can get tonight...it's midnight and I'm sleepy.

Nite
Nite,
Nat :zzz:

SirLardsAlot
04-16-2009, 08:44 PM
CCR's line-up stayed the same in their 5 year existence. :tongue:

The B-52's line up has always been the same (with the exception of Ricky Wilson dying in 1985, making the 5 person band into a 4 person band). :D

Rush is pretty damn close though. It was Geddy, Alex, and John (Rutsey) on the first album. Then John left and Neil came in and it has been the same three since 1975.

300%_Density
04-16-2009, 08:59 PM
Was able to come up w/ a little more. Deftones have had same lineup assuming Chi will be able to pull through his coma. The mighty S.O.D. Stone Temple Pilots, The Sword (even though they have been together for only 5-6 years). That is really all I can come up w/ at this time atleast.

SirLardsAlot
04-16-2009, 09:03 PM
Atleast according to Clutch's wikipedia they had a band member named Mick Schauer. Not sure even who that is but it didnt ever mention when he was w/ them. Not trying to be a stickler of course.

Read a few posts up.

300%_Density
04-16-2009, 09:20 PM
Wow you would think that on a post where you came up w/ the topic you read and pay better attention to it? Count one for stupid on my part. :confused:

overkiller
04-16-2009, 09:30 PM
I guess naming one-man bands would be cheating, huh? :D

Maiden33
04-16-2009, 09:45 PM
I think Blind Guardian has only changed one member, and that was semi-recently.

Yeah, Thomen Stauch quit in 2005-ish. They replaced him with Fredrick Ehmke, who honestly I find it be a pretty lackluster replacement.

-Edguy has had one of the most stable line ups out there. It's been Tobias Sammet, Jens ludwig, Felix Bohnke, Tobias Exxel, and Dirk Sauer since 1998 or 1999. Before that Tobias Sammet just played bass and Domick Storch on drums.

-Oh, and Queensryche have been oddly stable, save for the constant changes of second guitarist since DeGarmo's original departure.

-Pink Cream 69 has been the same core band since their debut in 1989, save for Andi Deris leaving to join Helloween and being replaced by David Readman.

-And Tesla has remained 4/5 in tact since 1985, aside from a total break up for about 5 solid years. When they reunited it was the whole original line up, but Tommy Skeoch is a really intense drug addict.

300%_Density
04-16-2009, 10:02 PM
Seems like for the vast majority of the bands listed on here seem to pale in comparison to other bands that have had alot of success w/ atleast 1 line up change. Not sure what kind of statement that is but to me it just seems kinda odd how that has worked out... compared to bands like Sabbath, Slayer, Pantera... etc. Guess its that much more telling of a statement when u compare the bands listed here to others.

bunghole
04-16-2009, 10:20 PM
...another "almost" is Bolt Thrower.

They changed drummers twice in twenty-plus years. The other four founding members have remained since 1988, except vocalist Karl Willets, who left for one album (2001's "Honour Valour Pride"), and then came back.

and at least when Karl Willets was gone, they got Dave Ingram - as good a replacement as they could get really (Benediction with ingram rules)

bunghole
04-16-2009, 10:23 PM
Incantation
http://www.ilikejam.org/blog/blogpix/Lollercoaster.gif

TonyD
04-17-2009, 01:46 AM
ZZ Top?

Indestructible
04-17-2009, 09:21 AM
rush

SirLardsAlot
04-17-2009, 09:31 AM
rush
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Rush is pretty damn close though. It was Geddy, Alex, and John (Rutsey) on the first album. Then John left and Neil came in and it has been the same three since 1975.

overkiller
04-17-2009, 09:32 AM
Incantation
http://www.ilikejam.org/blog/blogpix/Lollercoaster.gif

Death too rite guyz?

:D

JRA
04-17-2009, 11:15 AM
I guess naming one-man bands would be cheating, huh? :D


[CUNTESS] BATHORY!!

JuuKun
04-21-2009, 12:35 PM
Vanden Plas have not had a single lineup change since forming in 1986.

Electric/Funeral55
04-22-2009, 11:23 AM
Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I believe that Slayer has had all of it's original members since day once even though Lombardo did leave for a bit to join Testament.

Maiden33
04-27-2009, 10:21 PM
Vanden Plas have not had a single lineup change since forming in 1986.

Good catch. I like Vanden Plas and I didn't even think of them.

Oh, and the big obvious one that I couldn't think of is King's X.

JRA
04-28-2009, 05:41 PM
Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I believe that Slayer has had all of it's original members since day once even though Lombardo did leave for a bit to join Testament.

True.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
04-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I believe that Slayer has had all of it's original members since day once even though Lombardo did leave for a bit to join Testament.

Lombardo was gone from Slayer for over ten years. Also, he didn't leave Slayer to join Testament. He was out of Slayer for about 7 or 8 years before he recorded The Gathering.

Slayer had 2 other drummers in that time. 3 if you count Bostaph leaving, being replaced by Dette and then coming back.

mankvill
05-11-2009, 09:10 AM
Apparently Moonsorrow has stayed constant since its' inception!

Michael515616
05-11-2009, 10:02 AM
I always thought that System of a Down only ever had the same four members- but apparently they had some other drummer before John Dolmayon.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. I know they split up for a bit, but since they started they've had the same 4 guys through their careers, and they have the same 4 guys now.

300%_Density
05-15-2009, 07:30 PM
Call this random knowledge but I know the guy that was singer for Apex Theory was in SOAD before they broke big.

Dextrimental
08-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Pantera had the same four since they broke the mould with cowboys from hell.. I think Atreyu have kept all the same members.. Rammstein i tink, could be wrong but i dont remember hearing of any.. Disturbed (I think), Slipknot (excluding the MFKR line up), Stone Sour, Nirvana, Linkin Park, The Offspring, All That Remains?.. Bullet for my valentine?

TonyD
08-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Disturbed (I think), Stone Sour, Nirvana,

Wikipedia is cool now, didn't you hear?

Dextrimental
08-30-2009, 03:45 PM
Wikipedia is cool now, didn't you hear?

Wat? All of those were off the top of my head dude!!

TonyD
08-30-2009, 06:17 PM
Wat? All of those were off the top of my head dude!!

I'm not a fan of any of those three but knew off the top of my head that they weren't.

xStructualDefect
08-30-2009, 11:49 PM
the only band i know of is Taproot, they're not particually metal but their first 2 albums are heavy. same lineup since '97 or so i think.

ravenheart
08-31-2009, 04:05 AM
Linkin Park

Pretty sure they've changed bassists.

Dextrimental
09-01-2009, 02:51 PM
I'm not a fan of any of those three but knew off the top of my head that they weren't.

When did Nirvana or Stone Sour change members? Besides I was jus guessin for the fun of it..

Wizzbang11
09-12-2009, 09:10 PM
Impetigo

Fires Of Sedition
09-12-2009, 10:02 PM
When did Nirvana or Stone Sour change members? Besides I was jus guessin for the fun of it..

Nirvana changed a lot. Stone Sour got a new drummer in 2006.

Austrian Death Machine have always had the same members! :D

MunicipalWasted
09-12-2009, 10:26 PM
Slipknot has been the same nine after the self titled. MFKR isn't even really Slipknot, tbqh.

Dextrimental
09-13-2009, 06:18 AM
Nirvana changed a lot. Stone Sour got a new drummer in 2006.

Oh i stand corrected :) im not a huge fan of either, but i was jus guessin as i said :)

Fires Of Sedition
09-13-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm not a big fan either. I like Nirvana, but I won't buy any of their albums. I'd buy Stone Sour's self titled for under $10, but no other album.

Fires Of Sedition
10-07-2009, 12:36 AM
Don't know if these bands have been mentioned yet or not, but:

Gojira
This Ending

b_halperin
10-07-2009, 05:44 AM
Don't know if these bands have been mentioned yet or not, but:

Gojira
This Ending

WoW, cReEpY i was literally just about to look them up (Gojira) and I do believe they've had the same members all the way from the first demo haha.