Reasons why 'bands' these days will be forgotten relics of popular culture, and why there hasn't been 'musical artists' in over seventy years:
1) Bands as we call them are useless and coercive units taking credit for at-least twenty people's work, including: photographers, engineers, concept artists, management, and costume designers. They in fact lie by appearing to be the 'artists' when they are simply the trappings of the artists behind them, just as 'Peter Jackson' takes credit for Lord of the Rings, when he is 2% of those films.
2) Bands as we call them are more of a communal routine, that is, the work of five people mixing ideas together -- they aren't individuals, they aren't singular expressions.
3) From the beginning bands have attempted to become commodities as opposed to art; they look to impress the masses (or vagina's). The whole idea of a concert is to ply for the attention of the crowd, yet unlike a film theater the artists are at the whim of the mob, whereas cinema is fixed onto a screen.
4) No one will care about Pink Frothy AIDS in 50 years, and if they do, they will be a laughingstock.
5) Most bands are formed out of insecurity. Since a person doesn't feel content with him or herself, he looks to fill the gap with other musicians, she dreams of being admired, because she cannot admire himself..
6) Early Burzum may be the only music remembered because it negates most of those categories and mixes philosophy with music (like Wagner).