1. Creative/musical differences (50.8%)
2. Members wanting to pursue their own paths (10.3%)
3. A positive decision of calling it quits after giving thorough consideration (9.3%)
4. Accomplished everything (6.2%)
5. To try and explore newer possibilities (5.3%)
* Creative/musical differences
- "I think these members were already aware of each other's musical preferences before joining the band." (35/M)
- "I want to start questioning them if this isn't about private matters with other members." (28/F)
- "I don't think a band will split up just because of musical differences." (31/F)
- "If the band really has accomplished everything then all the fans would understand and accept the decision, but I've never heard of an instance like that, ever." (24/F)
- "Wanting to pursue his own path also looks to me like he's not getting along with the other members." (30/F)
- " 'A positive decision of calling it quits after giving thorough consideration' sounds like a married couple's reason for divorce, I think most of these cases have gotten pretty ugly and are beyond repair." (36/F)
Period: 2014/3/5 ~ 2014/3/13
Respondents: Male - 213, Female - 348
It all boils down to your interpersonal relationships or the way you’re being treated.
It also happens when all the other members proceed to attack the single member who holds all the rights and authorities of hiring and firing members.
Just translate that situation into a band and that’s how they split up.
then it’s when the drummer leaves the group and they can’t find a replacement
2. Because there’s a member that I hate
3. Because the leader and one member of the backing band has a thing going on between them (one is female), and it’s annoying
4. Because we’re not as popular as we used to be and we’ve lost a lot of projects
5. We just grew tired of it all
I don’t really care about their songs, but I wouldn't want DASH to end.
So if those differences are so petty that they can still manage to hold a final gig, then why don’t they just make amends with one another and soldier on?
I know a lot of people who started playing the guitar because of X Japan and B’z 20 years ago, then only listen to jazz fusion stuff these days.
I’m sure that there’s also a difference between the things that one wants to do and what is required of the band.
And because they’re having stable earnings, the other members just don’t seem like they’re aspiring to get better.
It’s not just with bands, this is mostly the reason why relationships in general turn sour.
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