How many famous bands have unchanged members since inception?

Most bands also frequently change their membership due to conflicts. However, many popular bands that still keep the members from being established to the present.



U2 was formed in 1976 when teenage members with limited musical knowledge. In the mid-1980s, the band became an international band, noted for their rich music.

U2 has sold more than 140 million albums worldwide and has won more Grammy Awards than any other band. Over ups and downs, the members including Bono, David 'The Edge' Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are still in the band.

Throughout their careers, both the band and the individual, they have advocated for human rights and social justice, including participation in Amnesty International, the ONE Campaign, and the DATA campaign of Bono.



Radiohead is a special band when the original members aren’t only retained, but they also have new members. The original band included Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Philip Seway. By 2011, another member was Clive Deamer - a drummer.

Radiohead released their first single, "Creep", in 1992. The song became a global hit after being included on the band's debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). They became more popular in England with their next album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead has sold at least 30 million records worldwide.



During the 27-year career, Sloan has released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a hit album - Greatest and more than 30 singles. The band received nine Juno Award nominations. The band members include Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, Jay Ferguson and Andrew Scott.

The success and recognition of their album “Twice Removed and Commonwealth”, which reached at No. 9 on Billboard Heatseekers, made them one of Canada's best bands of all time.



Founded by Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Coldplay has won numerous awards in more than 20 years including Brit Awards, Grammy Awards and MTV. They achieved their fame by releasing the single "Yellow" from their debut album "Parachutes" in the summer of 2000. "X & Y" was the best selling album of 2005 in the world.

Coldplay has actively supported such charitable activities like Make Trade Fair. The band also performed at various charity shows including Band Aid, Live 8 and Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Strokes


The Strokes includes Julian Casablancas, Nick Nalensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikoali Fraiture and Fabrizo ‘Fab’ Moretti. The Strokes helped revive the garage rock from the first day. Their first album, "Is This It," received critical acclaim and was named Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and Time Magazine. "Hard to Explain" was the band's first single on the Billboard charts. The Strokes has recorded five albums and won six awards from the BRIT (Best International Newcomer) for NME (Best Band of the Year and Best Album).

Broken Social Scene


This is a special group. Broken Social Scene is a Canadian group, founded in 1999 in Toronto by two musicians Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of the band's musicians are currently playing or playing in other bands that focus primarily around Toronto's music scene. The style of the band is a collection of different styles of members, and they create harmony in a unique way.

By: Oralie Smith

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