This chronological gallery of rock's Biggest Album Flops shows that the only thing harder than making it to the top of the music world is staying there.

Some of classic rock's biggest artists have found themselves suddenly out of favor -- with piles of unwanted albums, cassettes or CDs filling the cut-out bins -- as a result of making fans wait too long for their next album, or changing their sound too much, or splitting with a key band member.

So, all you future rock stars, be sure to read and learn from these 10 tales of woe. Click above to begin.