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Yes- Bruford manned the drum throne through Close To The Edge.  White joined for that tour after Bruford bailed out on Yes to join King Crimson.  He had three days to learn the setlist before Yes hit the road.  So Bruford original and part of classic era, White classic era and longest consecutive member of Yes.

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Iron Maiden
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:53:51 PM »
Just got the blu ray of the documentary and watched it Monday evening.  Really eye opening, just how people in the Balkans tried to keep their lives going while risking indiscriminate sniper fire to get food or go to work or see Bruce Dickinson play a live gig.  I highly recommend watching this documentary.  To hear the recollections of the people that lived it is incredible.

60's Rock Invasion / Re: The Guess Who
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:20:27 PM »
Ha  super sub Rudy (KFC) Sarzo strikes again  >:D 

Song sounded OK but I wouldn't have called it Guess Who.  Should have done what Black Star Riders did if they really felt the need to do an album with the current band members.  Come up with a name like Manitoba Wheat Kings or some shit, bill it as best Guess Who cover band...

Someone Else? / Re: When should a band hang it up?
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:01:11 PM »
In Ozzy's case, his c u next tuesday that owns his ass needs more money. 

I think in Kiss's case, they lost a lot due to bad investments and career decisions in the late 70's early 80's and didn't know how to stop once they got back into the black ink on the ledgers.  When you almost lose everything , work hard to get it back, there is a recurring nightmare that you could lose it again so you keep working harder.  Gene just said in an interview that they might get to 74 or 75 and then quit but I think this jaunt they start next January will be the last roundup.  He did bring up a good point in that they do put a lot of physical effort playing the show in full face makeup, very high platform shoes, and moving around the stage all show for close to two hours.  Paul has had hip replacement surgery as well as shoulder surgery.  His voice is pretty well shot. 

Part on me thinks Deep Purple (Gillan especially) is trying to outwait Blackmore, hoping he'll quit/die before they do.  Other than Gillan's vocal issues, these guys genuinely enjoy playing together live and it shows.

Alice is in the same boat as still enjoying playing live, his vocals are still pretty good, and his live band is tight.  He really enjoys being the stepping stone for guitarists especially.  Plus he can right off all the golfing he does on tour (he really does golf every day on tour) as business expenses. 

Someone Else? / Re: Dio Disciples or Last In Line
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:41:42 AM »
The first song didn't click with me but Under The Wire did for sure.  Diego is a great singer.  As I said in a post under the Dio header, Wendy needs to mothball the hologram and push these guys.  Toss in a few Dio tunes with the original songs live. Maybe if theres isolated video/audio of Ronnie from live shows play that on a screen behind the band.  The Who did that on the Quadrophenia tour in 2012.  Much better than the hologram.

Singers & Songwriters / Re: Billy Squier
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:28:47 AM »
How to kill your career:

Listen to the director when he says it'll be great to roll around in pink satin sheets for the video...

Singers & Songwriters / Re: Ray Stevens
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:25:50 AM »
Mississippi Squirrel Revival

I happened to be going through trading at Kessler AFB in Biloxi , MS  when this song came out.  The church is the song is stated as being in Pascagula which neighbors Biloxi.  for about a month this song was pretty much all you heard on radio stations, no matter what their format was down there.

Progressive Rock / Re: Ultravox
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:13:05 AM »
These guys really pioneered things that musicians take for granted when it comes to drum machines and MIDI technology.  They developed their own version of MIDI a few years before a standardized MIDI was debuted. 

Warren Cann made himself persona non grata at Roland after improving their early drum machines and making them more robust.

Billy Curie announced last year that he's retired from music so very unlikely we'll see Ultravox reform again. 

Someone Else? / Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:01:43 AM »
Left out Midge Ure on 13 November.  My calendar app has been wonky lately hiding events then they reappear.

Armored Saint should be a great show.  Steady lineup, still sound great.  Hope they do most of Symbol.  Their run over here isn't being billed as them playing the whole album. 

I hear ya on dealing with drives to shows.  Some gigs are game day decisions for me.  Sometimes I don't want to stand for 4 hours in a venue with no AC when the temp outside is high. 

Saxon/Y&T/Raven will be awesome.  all three bands kick ass live and it's at a venue I've been wanting to see a show at.

U2 in Dublin should be interesting.

Fish will be bittersweet.  His voice is pretty well shot which he cops to.  Plus it's supposed to be his last live shows before he focuses on other things in life.

Quireboys are always a fun time live.

Be nice to see Ross The Boss, maybe I can email him to bring me some pizza from home....

70's Classic Rock / Re: HEART
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:59:34 AM »
Ha Randy Hansen.  Last time I saw him was a post game show he did for the Las Vagas Wranglers hockey team.  He also played the National Anthem before the game.  Nice to see him playing something other than Handrix for a change.

Agree they do justice to the material.  With Ann and Nancy on the outs, this may be the best version of Heart out there playing shows.   

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Armored Saint
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:44:32 AM »
Awesome.  Symbol Of Salvation is one of my desert island albums. 

Be interesting if they go out with Anthrax as Bush would hope.  Be nice to hear his Anthrax songs get aired out live.

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: DIO
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:10:24 PM »
Wendy needs to park that hologram and just let these guys go out a la Last In Line.

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: OZZY Osbourne
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:26:43 PM »
Interview with Bernie Torme about his short stint with Ozzy after Randy died in the plane crash.

70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: DIO
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:26:26 PM »

Watching the video for the new song, I realized I'd seen the singer, Diego Valdez, with his band Electronomicon, at Rocklahoma in 2016.  They are from Argentina and played a short set on the third stage.  Finished off with a cover of Heaven and Hell that left me and my buddy wondering what he'd do with other Dio material (Rainbow, Sabbath, solo).  Easily the best band on that stage that weekend and could have gone over well on the main stage late afternoon.

Would like to see this lineup live.  Wayne Findley has supported Michael Schenker for years on keys and 7 string guitar.  Super sub/finger lickin good Rudy Sarzo on bass, Simon Wright on drums (also vets of the Dio band).  I'm not a big Goldy fan but I really enjoyed the new song.

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