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70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Armored Saint
« Last post by Vegan on July 21, 2018, 03:07:24 PM »
70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Iron Maiden
« Last post by radardude65 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.
The Guitar Gods / Re: John Lodge
« Last post by InnaGaddaDaVida on July 20, 2018, 05:38:46 PM »
John will be at Sellersville theater in Pennsylvania
October 15 2018
90's to Present Classic Rock / Big Wreck (Ian Thornley)
« Last post by Buelinator on July 20, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »
Any fans of this band/artist?  I vaguely recall hearing something from him/them a handful of years back on the radio, but nothing more.  A friend of mine just suggested (today) that I check out the Albatross album.  So glad that he did. What an incredible band/album!  Mix STP with some Chris Cornell and maybe something else....  Absolutely worth checking out if you haven't.
60's Rock Invasion / Re: The Guess Who
« Last post by radardude65 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?
« Last post by radardude65 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: When should a band hang it up?
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on July 18, 2018, 11:23:39 PM »
Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Deep Purple.... All these main guy's are in their late sixties, early seventies why do they continue to punish themselves physically. These guys can't possibly need more money.
Someone Else? / Re: When should a band hang it up?
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on July 18, 2018, 11:20:08 PM »
I'll add a few.

Nazareth: When the only member that had anything to do with your heyday is the 71 year old bass player and the band sounds nothing like it once did.

The Guess Who: for the same reason mentioned above except it's the 73 year old drummer and the band does not sound or relate to it's former glory.

Ratt: just because they've beat themselves into the ground to the point that ...for Christ sakes, go away with some dignity already.  ;D

Dokken: Don can no longer sing better than any average Joe singing his shit in a local bar on karaoke night. And I've witnessed it a few times.

Progressive Rock / Re: YES
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on July 18, 2018, 11:08:14 PM »
This probably signifies that Yes ARW has ran it's course and is done what they set out to accomplish. Sucks I didn't get around to seeing them, but I'll have the live dvd forthcoming at least.
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