Consolidation occurs in every industry at some point. When the stakes get high enough, larger entities with more resources seek to buy out companies around them to take advantage of the customers and assets that the other companies possess.
"To me the records were just a starting point," recalls John Paul Jones, "The most important thing was always the stage show. So many great nights. At our worst we were still better than most. At our best we could just wipe the floor with the lot of them. It was just a very good live band."