35 Massive Bands Recall The Story Of Their First Ever Gig

First gigs can be pretty nerve-wracking – just ask these 35 huge bands who, before becoming huge best-sellers, arena-dwelling mega stars and in some cases, generation-defining icons, kicked off their careers in grimy pub backrooms and other far-from-glamorous settings. Every band has to start somewhere – here’s how the Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols, Arctic Monkeys and more made their first forays into live music…