Once called "one of the tightest knit, yet ultimately volatile bands in history," the Verve broke up not once, not twice, but three times over the course of a 13-year run marked by bitter in-band fighting, substance abuse problems, trashed hotel rooms, vast creative differences and lawsuits. The Verve split for the second time after finally scoring a massive hit in 1998 with 'Bittersweet Symphony,' only to lose all of their royalties after being sued over a Rolling Stones sample featured in the song."You're more likely to get all four Beatles on stage," singer Richard Ashcroft remarked months before the band's final reunion, which barely lasted a year.