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Old 03-02-2007, 09:53 PM   #46
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Sting are those figures just for the US market? What about globally for US bands?
Those figures are just for the US market. Globally for US bands it would look like this:

1.) Green Day
2.) Red Hot Chili Peppers
3.) Bon Jovi
4.) Metallica

You could make the arguement that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are in a tie for #1 because of their much stronger concert drawing strength overseas, but Green Day's last album still has 2 to 1 margin over the Chili's last album, and despite better concert drawing strength worldwide, I don't think its enough to make up the difference between the albums.

Remember, this is just US bands "currently" in the global market, based on the sales of the latest album and concert tour.

I'm trying to think if I left any bands out when were talking about a US bands globally. I don't think so. REM used to be big and they still are in Europe as for as concert drawing strength, but their album and concert sales in North America are so small now, plus album sales in Europe although better are not large.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:28 PM   #47
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where does Aerosmith fit in the scheme of things
Correct me if I'm wrong, but their last album was "Just Push Play", which sold 1 million copies in the USA. They have done arena tours since then, but have had to enlist the support of Kiss on one tour, and Motley Crue last year. Business with the extra support was ok, but nothing that would make them competitive. Aerosmith were much bigger back in the early 90s, or even in the late 90s.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #48
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green day.

but you have to give pearl jam some consideration considering how they shun the media as much as possible and still have a rather large following.
Pearl Jam have always promoted themselves like every other band on the radio. They tour like other bands do. The only other factor really relevant to sales were the video's, and because MTV essentially stopped playing them during normal hours, that has not been a factor in over a decade. If anything, Pearl Jam's decision not to do video's and "shun" the media was actually itself an attention getter back in the early 90s grunge scene.

Pearl Jam came back in 2006 with video's and I believe a magazine cover or two, and they sold just over 600,000 copies, less than the previous album did.

Pearl Jam still has good concert drawing strength but its not enough to off set their album sales or make them competitive for being in the top 5 let alone #1.
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It's quality not quantity.

Pearl Jam is easily the best album since Vitalogy. I'm not saying the albums in between are horrible, not by any stretch, but Pearl Jam is THAT good.
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It's quality not quantity.

Pearl Jam is easily the best album since Vitalogy. I'm not saying the albums in between are horrible, not by any stretch, but Pearl Jam is THAT good.
Pearl Jam is my favorite American Band and I do think they are the best, but this thread is not about who is best, but who is biggest currently.
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Yeah, you're right. Have digital downloads finally figured into album sales yet?

I'm really out of the loop.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:48 PM   #52
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Yeah, you're right. Have digital downloads finally figured into album sales yet?

I'm really out of the loop.
Yep, they are counted.
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Yes, Pearl Jam, REM, anything Springsteen touches, but also:

My Morning Jacket
Tool
TV on the Radio
Flaming Lips
Black Angels
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Wilco
The Killers
Dixie Chicks
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REM went from arenas back to theaters.
RHCP and PJ and Springsteen still sell out arenas.
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What about Aerosmith and Bon Jovi?
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ya know, when considering who's the "biggest band in the world" there's a hell of a lot more to be considered other than straight album and ticket sales
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Oh, you're gonna hear it now. Be prepared to get assailed with statistics galore.
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I personally think these guys are the biggest...
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How about The Dismemberment Plan? I found them on indietastic.net. They have approximately 7 fans now. They've been around forever, so they're veterans.
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