All of the arguments against cover bands are ridiculous and easily countered. For example: "Cover bands only care about money, and that's lame." 1. How do you know they only care about money? Maybe they also enjoy playing music and getting laid. 2. Even if they do, who cares? Most humans want to enjoy their work and make some cash to support themselves. If cover bands can do that, I say good for them! 3. If you care about the money side of things, you should also be angry at the audiences paying to attend these shows, the venues hosting them, etc. 4. There are probably plenty of "original music" bands that also continue playing shows just to make money. I bet plenty of bands get tired of being on tour, but they want/need that almighty dollar. 5. There is no 5. Time to stop holding this terrible and wrong opinion.