Tribute Bands vs. the Originals: Who Knows the Music Better?

Tribute bands — bands that emulate famous groups or individual performers — are a big business. Elvis and The Beatles might be the inspiration for the tribute band trend, but tribute acts have become a subculture all their own.

Take the Grateful Dead — there are over 300 Grateful Dead tribute bands worldwide, according to one website dedicated to letting Deadheads everywhere know when and where they can catch another show.