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Someone Else? / Re: 2021 Rockers We Lost (Rock N Roll Obituary)
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:14:01 PM »
Tim Bogert (age 76) On Wednesday, January 13th we lost legendary bassist Tim Bogert founding and long time member of Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, along with Carmine Appice in both of those bands making up one of the baddest ass rhythm sections in rock. I had the pleasure of seeing Tim multiple times with Vanilla Fudge. Awesome bass player. He and Carmine also teamed up with Jeff Beck for the Beck, Bogert, Appice album in 1973 (great album) and if you can hunt it down the 2 disc Beck, Bogert, Appice live in Japan features some ridiculous jamming and some memorable bass jams by Bogert. we're not off to a good start this year  :(

Tim with another recently departed legend, Leslie West Crossroads (with Jeff Martin on guitar)

Beck, Bogert, Appice: Superstition

Tim Bogert: bass solo/jam

Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice and Rick Derringer: Lady

Beck, Bogert, Appice: Black Cat Moan:

Cactus: Evil Live

Cactus: Evil (studio version)

Vanilla Fudge Live Rockpalast 2004:

Someone Else? / Re: 2021 Rockers We Lost (Rock N Roll Obituary)
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:01:59 PM »
Sylvain Sylvain founding member and guitarist of the New York Dolls. (age 69, cancer) Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Loved their first few albums. Very influential band to many of the hair metal- glam bands. David Johansen and the boys were ahead of their time.

Midnight Special: Personality Crisis

OGWT UK: Jetboy

Musikladen: Trash

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Todd La Torre
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:11:20 PM »
I loved the first song (Darkened Majesty) this second one (Vanguards of the Dawn Wall) took a few listens. I like it it's cool but not as good as DM. I would guess this second song is gonna fall hopefully in the middle of the pack overall upon review of the full album.

Someone Else? / 2021 Rockers We Lost (Rock N Roll Obituary)
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:04:54 PM »

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: If Scott Doesn't Return to the Band
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:51:28 PM »
I saved this one for last to comment on. The timing of this is very peculiar indeed, not only has he not uttered a word for what three years now. This little out of the blue, back from the missing statement from him comes out right after the word goes out that work will be commencing on the next Queensryche album, and not long after word was put out that there will be an unauthorized Queensryche biography coming out possibly as soon as the end of this year hmmm  :o

What precipitated this off the wall statement? Does he want back in, has he taken care of whatever was the issue/issues that led him to step aside. Does he need some money now due to Covid related income/financial losses.  :-\

Is it to clear the air because the authors of that book are snooping a little too close to home for comfort and he's gotten wind of it and what might come out in that book. Perhaps to either set the record straight on Tate's previous comments that didn't exactly paint him in a good light or to spill some dirt on what is really going on between him and the band. Who fuckin knows man  ::) but he did say "more to follow" so I assume he isn't done yet and there will be more said shortly, or is this getting out in front of some official press release that will shortly follow. I hope it is not more negative drama but with this band who knows. We shall soon see I guess.       

*I edited the title of the thread to make it a little clearer what the topic is, we can add an album title to it when one becomes available down the road.

I look forward to the next record and it will be interesting to see if they can match the last one. I think the Verdict was definitely the best album yet with Todd when taken as a whole. There are some really strong songs on that album.

 It will be interesting to see who does the drums this time around. question marks abound now.
Todd? He did a fantastic job on the Verdict
Casey? Does he get in on a more involved role in the making and recording of this one, he's been around a while now.
Scott? Is his return around the bend following his out of the blue statement he put out.
Time will tell  :-\

I do hope they take their time getting this one out, in as much as I don't want it released until live concerts resume so they can take full advantage of touring it upon release. That will likely be the case anyway, I would figure a late 2021, early 2022 release. The only way it would probably be sooner is if they have quietly already amassed a half dozen song demo's and are well into this thing, and they may be who knows.     

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Unauthorized Biography
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:21:29 PM »
All valid points and I agree Birdbrain's involvement will tarnish it for some folks, I think his involvement will mostly be utilized from the historical original lineup standpoint and maybe a few interviews he did with various people over the years. If the other authors are smart they will keep his involvement relegated to those items and not let him conjecture on any of the dirty laundry and rumor mill bullshit, and I wouldn't imagine they would let the book go down that road too deep without birdbrain presenting facts as opposed to hear say.

That said, I'll buy the book and read it, largely because I'm a sucker for a lot of those band biography books as long as it is of a band I'm a big fan of and the cost is respectable.   

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Sweet Oblivion Featuring Geoff Tate
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:10:30 PM »
If I recall correctly that band was assembled and the logistics of it were pretty much the record labels doing spearheaded by the head honcho of that label. Nowhere in the release that I read on BM did it distinctly state by name nor imply that Simone was even involved in the project. It is quite possible that the label has the rights to that name and they will assemble a different lineup and Geoff do the vocals again.  :-\       

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Chris DeGarmo performance @ MoPOP
« on: January 12, 2021, 07:05:06 PM »
Good to see Chris perform. As expected though it was a very minimalistic and acoustic performance. I don't know that will ever get to see him cut loose on the electric again anytime soon unfortunately. He's obviously happy with his new career, so be it.   

Awesome guitarist, The king of tone. Damn good singer as well. I have I believe all of Mountains album releases, both studio and live output as well as the West, Bruce and Laing releases and a handful of Leslie's solo albums. Lots of great music on all of those releases. I had the pleasure of seeing Leslie seven times, all with the later years incarnation of Mountain. In 1996 with the West, Laing, Mark Clarke lineup and then with the West, Laing, Richie Scarlet lineup in 2003, 2004 (twice), 2005 (twice), 2006, and 2007 (twice) always an awesome kick ass set. Very underrated band.

R.I.P. Leslie  :'(

Leslie West: The Cell

Mountain: Theme for an imaginary western (live 2003)

Mountain: Nantucket Sleighride (live 2003)

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Todd La Torre
« on: December 22, 2020, 05:40:21 PM »
Here's the link to the EPK for the album.  Snippets of other songs are in it.

Cool EPK. Loved everything I heard during that, sounds like quite a bit of heavy in the vein of Priest and Metal Church. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a Crimson Glory like nugget or two on there somewhere as well, and I like the melodic slower paced song that was showcased. Can't wait to hear this record.  8) 

« on: December 22, 2020, 05:36:45 PM »
Apparently my reply to this post got deleted and/or allow me to summarize (and also save my post in case weird anomalies happen again):

In all honesty, my first post was so long that I had to delete a lot of it before it would actually post.  I took a lot of the wordiness out of it so that it would fit into the limitations of a post.  However, everything that I posted in that first post (and any other post for that matter) has been factual as I remember it to be.  In reality, I should have broken it up into multiple posts so that people could have commented on the various parts of it.  There's not a lot of us who have been around since the early days, so there was definitely room for further discussion on Brian's bullshit.

As far as the reading of private messages on Brian's forum goes, it absolutely happened.  After my initial post, I went back in some old email archives and Brian comes out and admits that he read private messages between forum members. 

I have it right there in black and white in an old email message....and he doesn't skirt the issue or leave any doubt, he 100% read "private messages" on his message board.  So if anyone thinks that their private messages were actually "private" on the Breakdown Room forum, then they are kidding themselves.

Thanks for re-posting your comments justbob. Sorry about your post being deleted. A month ago, the site "crashed" for a couple of hours and while we (the host and I) were trying to fix some data issues over the phone, some recent posts were inadvertently deleted.

Good to see you on the site again!  8)

And it wasn't my fault either  ;D

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Todd La Torre
« on: December 12, 2020, 02:43:59 PM »
Awesome song.  I love it after a handful of listens. Great first song to release and I hope the majority of the album is similar to this first track in style. The intro is great, and the first half of the song has a great Priest Painkiller and Metal Church vibe, the second half of the song would not be out of place on The Verdict. Really cool song, great vocals and drums by Todd and definitely dig Craig Blackwell's guitar work. Really looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Empire 30th Anniversary Box Set in the works for 2020
« on: December 12, 2020, 02:37:54 PM »
Seems like 2020 came and went, and no box set in sight :-\

Yeah I've all but given up on that release. Hasn't even been a mention of it by anyone in several months.  :-\

Jason Slater bassist, producer (age 49) liver failure.
Original bassist for Third Eye Blind and producer for Queensryche and Geoff Tate among others.

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