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Someone Else? / Bands of relatives
« on: May 17, 2018, 07:46:44 AM »
Sons Of Apollo gets one up'ed by Sons Of Cream (and a sort of related to Clapton nephew)

I guess it's better than a hologram....

Not sure how I feel about this.  Jason Bonham treks around with his Zeppelin experience, havent seen it yet but from most accounts it goes over well.  I just see it as getting like a Sci Fi convention, especially Star Trek.  You get someone who was a stand in for one of the main stars so they could set up the lighting and camera angles sitting at a table selling their autograph and folks eat it up.  Props on them for being able to monetize their brush with Hollywood but it's still odd.  As long as they can do the songs justice and put on a good show with the Storytellers angle, good on them for keeping the music alive.  Cream was lightning in a bottle.  The fact they put out more than one album was a miracle in its self.  That those three artists came together when they did and didn't kill each other (not for lack of trying) is amazing. 

Looking for your first time seeing them live.

Seether: granted the only song I knew was the duet the lead guy did with Amy Lee but was looking forward to their set at Rocklahoma 2011.  Underwhelmed but the kicker was duck knuckle would loop his guitar in feedback between every song.

HIM: lot of hype with Bam Margera being big into them.  Knew their cover of Dont Fear The Reaper and their album Dark Light.  Really dark stage and just droney sounding stuff. 

London:  LA club band from 70s 80s that most anyone that went on to hit in another band played in.  One of their singers from the late 80's owns the name and took the band out for a few shows, played small tent stage at Rocklahoma.  He's wearing a God awful wig.  One of the guitarists is having his rig meltdown.  To top it off wig boy is in his early 60's.  They hired/conned these two women in spandex pants and sport bras to dance along on stage.  Well he starts grinding up against her. I'm not a prude by any stretch but she definitely wasn't into it and the vibe he gave off just disgusted me to the point I left.  Heard later that they lost most of the hundred or so from the tent soon after that.

Poison:  first time seeing them was on their headline tour for Flesh and Blood.  I liked their albums.  Well the band was a mess.  Rikki Rocket couldn't keep time to save his life which threw off Bobby and CC.  Bret sounded ok but not great.  Don Dokken opened with his solo band which was Mikkey Dee on drums, who could be a reference for the atomic clock.  Peter Baltes on bass, John Norum on guitar.  Just tight as well and Don could still sing then.  Poison was a big letdown after that.

Someone Else? / Administrivia suggestion
« on: May 13, 2018, 11:28:52 AM »
How about some pinned threads for Tate/OM under the Queensryche header on here?  Interviews, tour dates/reviews.


Someone Else? / Ah those silly Germans...
« on: May 07, 2018, 08:07:12 AM »

Stumbled across this. Most of the bands feature Cookie Monster vocals but worth a listen.  I got into Tyr (Faroe Islands) a few years ago and they have some songs I like.  District Unknown (Afghanistan) was one of the better bands on a disc of Afghani bands my wife picked up for me over there in 2013. 

QUEENSRYCHE: / Pamela Moore new album
« on: May 04, 2018, 05:52:40 AM »
Super substitute bassist Rudy Sarzo makes a rare appearance recording an album of material.

Casey Grillo on skins, and guest appearances from Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, almost replaced Halford in Priest in the mid 90's) and Randy Piper (original WASP guitarist)

Pretty good judging from the two songs in the link.

Someone Else? / Deathwatch Volume 1: Yes/ARW
« on: May 03, 2018, 05:22:08 AM »
I don't know why this popped into my head when I read the piece on Yes going out with Tony Kaye around the US this summer, but it did.

Maybe it's because all of the bands I grew up on are now hitting their twilight years. And many continue touring, maybe because they need the money, maybe becasue they truly enjoy the limelight and performing.  But I thought it might be interesting to do a deathwatch on bands.  Creepy yes but why not? 

So who might go first from this list of touring Yes/ARW members?  Will it be in a hotel, tour bus/jet, on stage even?  I'm leaving out the sidemen (Davison and Sherwood for Yes and Lee Pomeroy and Lou Molino for ARW)

Jon Anderson
Steve Howe
Alan White
Rick Wakeman
Geoff Downes
Trevor Rabin

It's a toss up for me between Wakeman and Downes.  Think I'm leaning more towards Downes and it will probably be in a hotel room on an off day. 

Someone Else? / Biff Vs Jay Jay
« on: May 01, 2018, 03:28:33 PM »

Someone Else? / Costume changes
« on: April 16, 2018, 01:30:21 PM »
Who has more in a show?  Axl or Halford?

Someone Else? / Concert cell phones
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:49:54 PM »
Was at a concert Sunday night (Tarkan, a Turkish pop artist) with about 6000 in the venue.  Only other light in the venue other than all the cell phones were the exit signs and two flood lites over tables at either side of the stage. 

Singers & Songwriters / Roy Khan (formerly of Kamelot and Conception)
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:22:10 AM »
So a story on Blabbermouth states that this is a new song from Roy Khan.  Roy left Kamelot back in 2010 and released a statement in 2011 stating he had left Kamelot and the music industry.  He has lead a quiet life since, working as a youth minister and with the choir in the church in his hometown of Moss, Norway (close to Oslo).  Rumors have surfaced recently in the last two years that he may start recording music again.

It is posted in an account created on 31 March 2018 and the account is named Roy Khan.  The link was posted on 1 April 2018 (April Fools Day) which raises some suspicion for me but damn if it's not Roy, it's a damn fine mimic of his voice.  One of the comments slams the overt religious nature of the lyrics but that's neither here nor there for me as I love the song and his performance.  If his path is to sing to his beliefs, then great as long as he is willing to share his voice and performance with us.  No matter genre. 

Someone Else? / Stage moves
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:57:36 AM »
Who's stage moves annoy you?  Two of the more derided in rock are Juan Croucier of Ratt and Janick Gers in Iron Maiden. 

Someone Else? / Follicly challenged rockers
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:26:18 AM »
So this comes up as a conversation occasionally, especially when you see an aging rocker with hair that just doesn't look right or appropriate for their age.  The attached story I showed to my wife and asked which wig was worse(toss up, she was more creeped out by Punky's facial work).

So a list:

Kiss : Paul, Gene , and Tommy all probably wear wigs on and off stage.  Eric I think does for live as Catman.  Of former members Peter and Vinnie.  Bruce and Ace don't.

Paul Rodgers:  look at The Firm era and now. 

Joe Lynn Turner: pretty much since the 80's.  Anders Johannsen talked about how the band was conspiring to fishhook the wig off his head during Yngwie's Odyssey tour. They would also hide his double sided wig tape before a show.

Bret Michaels: dude that bandanna is hiding the lace line lol

Kai Hansen (Helloween/Gamma Ray):  think he did implants in the 90's but lately I think it's just a wig.

Ritchie Blackmore:maybe him and Turner use the same wig shop

Jay Jay French: he was wearing a long hair wig when they started gigging again in full regalia after reuniting but I think he's a full time rug wearer.

Any others?

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