I will say however that if I ever met Dave Grohl, I would mark the fuck out, The Foo fighters proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was the most talented guy in Nirvana, and would have become a famous musician with or without them.
though my favorite Stones song currently is a lot newer:
I think Purple is still going
OK, I thought of a good one - Metallica or The Beastie Boys?
Deep purple is from the area where my university is and the people there love to tell you about it. Just saying
Ladies and Gentlemen, Our Main Event for the Evening!
The Beastie Boys vs Metallica!
Beastie Boys proved that white guys can, every once in a while, actually rap well. so they get 100 points
Metallica managed to be the "Jock band" and yet still create massively complex songs, with lyrics that actually had meaning, without going full out Prog-rock, which nets them 100 points.
Beastie Boys was one of the first bands to sign with the now Legendary Rick Ruben, who produces fucking masterpieces wherever he goes. (Fun fact, he was originally their D.J.) 100 points.
Metallica had 5 consecutive albums debut as no 1 on the Billboard chart, a feat that is almost impossible to duplicate, and was even harder for a band that wasn't at all pop. 500 points.
Beastie Boys released "Licence to Ill" which should be required listening for everybody on earth, at least once. They made money off of teen angst before it was popular. 800 points.
Metallica released "Ride The Lightening" which should be required when purchasing any guitar, bass or drum kit. 100 points
Beastie Boys have managed to remain not just popular, but completely respected for the majority of their career, a rare feat 100 points.
Metallica has influenced rock bands all around the world, and continues to do so to this day, 400 points.
Beastie Boys started doing hip-hop after a song made about a prank phone call. thats 50 weird beginning points (Though, tbh, the stuff they did when they were trying to be all punk rock was just... off)
Metallica did S&M, which is probably one of the best collaborations between any band and a mainstream symphony 100 points.
Both groups are still selling their debut albums even after 31 years, 500 points each.
The final totals:
Beastie Boys: 1650
The Winners, and new EWN Music Champions of the World Are..... METALLICA!!!!!
(I want to be clear here, I have no idea when I start these who is going to win, and the points are all based on how important I feel something is.)