Nashville gave up on country music years ago and now just churns out twangy pop music that has more akin to boy band music than country, folk or bluegrass music. Personally, I can’t stand what is considered country music now, but there are artists out there that still do make real country music and it’s fantastic.
While it’s impossible to truly replace Freddie Mercury, Queen did something completely different. They found the perfect singer to pay tribute to the voice and influence of Freddie Mercury when they recruited Adam Lambert into the band.
Jimi Hendrix only put out four actual albums during his short 27 years on this planet, but each of them are mind-blowing rock albums and over the past 50 years since his death, a number of worthy “extras” albums have appeared.
The Grateful Dead is a live band, perhaps the greatest of all time, which makes it hard to really understand their studio work. Yes, the songs are there, but in such a vastly different form that it's hard to really know what version of the Dead it is that you are interested in.
Rush produced 19 studio albums and 11 live albums during their 44 years of existence, so it can be hard to find where to start. They were also a band that stylistically changed multiple times over those years and many people are torn between what era of Rush they like the best; 70’s prog rock Rush, 80’s keyboard Rush or even late 80’s/early 90’s guitar rebirth Rush. Regardless of where you fall in your Rush fandom, there’s plenty to like across their catalog.