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Someone Else? / Two concerts at different venues in one day
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:59:14 PM »
I had the planets align for this back in 2012 when I lived in Salt Lake City area.  Trans Siberian Orchestra was playing two shows at the basketball arena (1600 and 2000).  Dethklok and All That Remains was playing at Saltair in Magna about 20 minutes west that same day.  So early TSO show, grab a bite to eat then the show at Saltair.  Anybody else have an opportunity like that?

Someone Else? / Future of Pantera with Vinnie's death
« on: June 23, 2018, 03:25:26 PM »
So will Rex and Phil cave in and attempt some sort of Pantera  tour/new music?  You just know some promoters and booking agents are sporting chubbies at the thought.

Should the project go out as Pantera?  Drummer and guitarist for the project?

Someone Else? / Bruce Dickinson Warplanes Diaries
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:25:07 PM »
Everyone's favorite multi-engine rated commercial pilot metal singer Bruce Dickinson has teamed up with online game World Of Warplanes to produce 10 video diaries on iconic warplanes.

Someone Else? / Strange band merch
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:34:30 AM »
Considering the amount of propane they use in their live show, this is anticlimatic...

Cause when you think Rammstein, harmonica is the first thing that pops into your mind...

Got a construction project?  Fuck Home Depot, Lowes, or Bauhaus.  Rammstein has your measuring needs covered!


This opens some interesting threads of discussion. 

Should the fans of a Christian metal band forgive the singer? He renounced his faith during the lead up to the trial and claimed that the band was all faking being devout.  Then, as many seem to do in prison, found his faith again.  The

The band countered saying they were still devout, the singer had been having a crisis with his faith for over a year before the crime.  The lead guitarist went so far as to call him "sociopathic narcissist" in 2014. 

The video is interesting.  Other than the singer, the rest of the band looks very uncomfortable.  But reconciliation is tough, tougher still to video the session and release it for the world to view. 

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Someone Else? / Death at Ghost show
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:19:24 PM »

Ghost fan had a heart attack and died last Thursday in Milwaukee.  If the eyewitness account is valid, the venue and the security contractor might be facing a lawsuit. 

80's Classic Rock / HSAS (Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)
« on: June 02, 2018, 12:18:56 PM »
One of the best one off projects out of the 80a was HSAS.  Neil Schon of Journey wanted to work with fellow Bay Area rocker Sammy Hagar while both their careers were on upward trajectories in 83-84.  When the time came in both their schedules, they recruited Schon's drummer from his Santana days, Michael Shrieve, and Derringer/Billy Squier bassist Kenny Aaronson. 

They spent about a month writing and rehearsing  songs then did a short tour of Northern California.  Some of the shows were recorded.  One was broadcast on Westwood One radio network.  Video of a show was broadcast on MTV.  And their only album, Through The Fire, was made up of show performances or a sound check (depending on who you believe).  Either way it's an impressive one off project.

Interview from a few years ago with each of the band members.  Nice to get 4 perspectives from a shared event:

Missing You

Top Of The Rock

90's to present Heavy Metal Bands / Northern Kings
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:02:39 PM »
Northern Kings was a symphonic metal group featuring four Finnish metal singers:
Marco Hietala from Nightwish and Tarot
JP Leppäluoto from Charon and Harmaja
Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica
Jarrko Ahola from Teräsbetoni

They put out two albums of cover songs between 2007 and 2010 and performed a few times live in Finland on TV and in clubs.



Kiss From A Rose

We Don't Need Another Hero

Take On Me

My Way

Dont Bring Me Down

Fallen On Hard Times (kind of a mashup with Bark At The Moon guitar riff)

90's to present Heavy Metal Bands / Tarot
« on: May 28, 2018, 08:47:06 PM »
Tarot is a metal band from Kuopio, Finland that was started by brothers Marco (bass and vocals) and Zachary (guitars) Hietala, Mako H (guitars) and Pecu Cinnari (drums) that started around 1982.  Mako H left in 1988 and was replaced by keyboardist Janne Tosla.  In 2006, Tommi Salmela joined on sampler and lead/backing vocals.  In the fall of 2016, the band announced that Pecu Cinnari had passed away after a long illness. 

The band put out five albums bewteen 1986 and 1998.  Never really well known outside of Finland until after Marco became Nightwish's bassist and male vocalist in 2002.  Since then they have put out three more albums and toured several times on Marco's downtime from Nightwish.  Their most famous song is Wings Of Darkness from their first album Spell Of Iron, which they re-recorded with their most recent lineup for the 25th anniversary of the album in 2011.


Spell of Iron (1986)
Follow Me Into Madness (1988)
To Live Forever (1993)
Stigmata (1995)
For the Glory of Nothing (1998)
Suffer Our Pleasures (2003)
Crows Fly Black (2006)
Gravity of Light (2010)
The Spell of Iron MMXI (2011)

Wings Of Darkness 1986

Wings Of Darkness 2011

Ashes To The Stars (from Crows Fly Black)

Someone Else? / Steve Perry American Idol appearance
« on: May 23, 2018, 02:06:44 AM »
So Steve Perry surprised American Idol finalist Gabby Barrett after she sang Don't Stop Believin

I haven't watched this show in years.  But I watched this performance since Perry came out of his lair for it. 

It's a horrendous perdormance.  Some of it can be chalked up to nerves of the final but man some of it is this singer isn't that good.  Stunned that she is one of the three finalist.  Everything is cringy about this clip.  Her marionette with stuck strings movement, the horrific air guitar, the poor handling of Perry appearing and the poor direction of the cameras.  I'm sure Perry was being overly polite and kind by telling this singer she did the best version of his song.  Either that or he's on top much pain meds for his bad hip. 

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.


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