I don't understand why a band gets more popularity when someone dies. I remember bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot fans being a bit more underground and fewer but the second a member died it's like everyone who's never heard of them was a fan now. What is the point of obsessing over someone who's dead and praising what they did when they aren't here anymore? It makes no sense to me. You start buying their music and going to their shows...when the one you want to see is six feet under! Advise please -_-
If I could be anything
in the world that flew
I would be a bat and
come swooping after
When band members die, they get more famous?
June 21, 2012, 08:53pm
Part of it is I bet they're just expose to the music for the first time when the artist dies.
Like for example, when Captain Beefheart died, someone made a RIP thread on here and I checked out his music for the first time really and liked it.
Same with Davy Jones of The Monkees, never had an interest in their music, but on the day he died I Youtube their stuff and enjoyed it. I just don't see listening to an artist because a band member recently died as a bad thing.
Also... What is the point of obsessing over someone who's dead and praising what they did when they aren't here anymore?
Now that doesn't make sense to me.
So you're only suppose to praise the living?
I don't know about that, Gene Vincent, Jim Morrison and god so many more died way before I was born and I think they're all amazing and will continue to praise and obsess over them.
It doesn't make much sense to me either. Record companies and retailers will also capitalise when a musician dies, people's interests in the band/musician are piqued because news of their death is everywhere, thus companies exploit it to sell merchandise.
i.e. I hadn't heard anything from Whitney Houston for ages, but as soon as she died, her CDs were advertised everywhere and everyone started buying up her back catalogue. Same with Michael Jackson a few years beforehand.