That, however, doesn’t stop bands from trying to claim the top spot. That’s almost equivalent to standing 25 metres away from a jet fighter at full takeoff thrust. The Guinness Book of World Records used to investigate claims of the loudest rock band ever, but because of the potential for hearing damage, they aren’t doing that anymore. The human body can only take so much. It would make for a better show. But how loud is loud? Click on the image to get started. More on loud bands here. Volume is fine, but there are limits. I remember being made physically ill by sound pressure levels at an Anvil concert. The further you drag the slider down, the louder things get. And the Foo Fighters might think of turning things down just a little. A site called Get Licensed created this interactive website the compares the volume of rock bands to other loud things. I got too close to Dinosaur Jr once and paid for it for days. The highest volume claim I could find belongs to Sleazy Joe, a Swedish rock band, that was measured at 143.2 dB in 2008. Every music fans inevitably ends up at a gig that is just too loud.
And how loud was that? This infographic explains everything. What was the loudest rock band ever?