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70's & 80's Heavy Metal bands / Re: Metallica
« Last post by Rockox on September 21, 2021, 09:10:50 AM »
For those who enjoy the Black Album, I can't recommend this new podcast enough. Lots of great interviews with the band and those involved in its creation. I knew that the band wanted a more simpler sound after "And Justice for All" but it's really interesting to hear exactly why they went in the direction they did.
QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Rockenfield is now "ready to rock!"
« Last post by Rockox on September 21, 2021, 06:44:30 AM »
Off-topic, but that's the same problem I sometimes have. Like the site doesn't play nice with special characters (like extended hyphens in Word) anymore or something.

I'm going to put an extended hyphen in here
QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Rockenfield is now "ready to rock!"
« Last post by Operation:Queensryche on September 20, 2021, 07:23:28 PM »
I was listening to Queensr

Your post cut off Setzer. Were you having site problems on your end? Let me know.

Thank You.  8)
QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Rockenfield is now "ready to rock!"
« Last post by Setzer on September 20, 2021, 09:03:59 AM »
I was listening to Queensr
I went to the Rage/Empire show at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA on Wednesday night. Very enjoyable show, I had a great time and enjoyed it. This was my first concert since Feb 26, 2020, which oddly enough was Geoff Tate doing this same show at the TLA in Philly. There was only maybe 150-175 people at the show, the theatre was 2/3 empty and masks and either proof of vaccine or a negative covid test were required for entry, along with newly installed metal detectors at the entrance for this facility. I though he sounded pretty good, definitely as good, if not better than the show I saw last year (which I also enjoyed and had a great time at) his vocals are adequate at present. No Scott Mouton this time. I'm not quite sure besides the guitarist Kieran who these guys are. The second guitarist was pretty good that replaced Mouton, the bass player wears a kilt and did and adequate job. The drummer was decent as well. They had an opening act (not Emily's band) I missed them while having a few drinks at the tavern across the street. I'd recommend this show. Very cool seeing Rage performed in full and hearing Anybody Listening and Della Brown.     
QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Unauthorized Biography
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on September 17, 2021, 08:35:44 PM »
The Queensryche biography is up for pre-order on the site, if anybody is interested.

$59.95 for the signed, limited edition hardcover with bonus items.
$19.95 paperback.
$7.95 E book.

I'll probably just pick up the paperback. I can't see $60 unless somebody gets one and recommends it due to the quality and extra content, but by then if it's a limited edition, it will be gone.

QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: Rockenfield is now "ready to rock!"
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on September 17, 2021, 08:30:10 PM »
Been awfully quiet on the Scott Rockenfield front in recent months  :-\ I guess that is a good thing  :D
QUEENSRYCHE: / Re: 2021 Dates????
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on September 17, 2021, 08:28:10 PM »
My area NJ/Philly area got skipped so far this year. They need to give me a couple shows here soon. Maybe Atlantic City and the TLA or Keswick Theatre in the Philly area if....Anybody's Listening  ;D
That is not a bad list of best prog-rock bands. I'm on board with all but perhaps Alan Parsons, Gentle Giant, Mars Volta (who I don't anything about), and Soft Machine. I think I could have selected four more that beat those out.

Maybe Styx, Van Der Graaf Generator, Marillion and Camel in place of the above mentioned four ?
Someone Else? / Re: 2021 Rockers We Lost (Rock N Roll Obituary)
« Last post by NJFIREFIGHTER on September 17, 2021, 08:16:14 PM »
There have been quite a few more this year.

Phil Spector - Record Producer (age 81) on 1/16/21
David Donato - Brief Black Sabbath vocalist, also a member White Tiger (age 66) on 2/2/21
Mary Wilson- The Supremes (age 76) on 2/8/21
Chick Corea- Jazz keyboardist (age 79) on 2/9/21
Alan Cartwright- Procol Harem bassist (age 75) on 3/4/21
BB Dickerson- War founding bassist from 1969-1979 (age71) on 4/2/21
Ralph Schuckett - Utopia keyboardist and founding member (age 73) on 4/3/21
Rusty Young - founding guitarist of Poco with the band from 1968-2021 (age 75) on 4/14/21
Mike Mitchell- vocalist/guitarist of The Kingsmen (Louie, Louie) from 1959-2021 (age 77) on 4/16/21
Joe Long- The Four Seasons- bassist 1965-70's (age 88) on 4/21/21
John Hinch - Judas Priest drummer from 73-75 (age 73) on 4/29/21
BJ Thomas- singer/songwriter (hooked on a feeling etc) (age 78) on 5/29/21
Johnny Sollinger- Skid Row singer that replaced Sebastian Bach (age 55) on 6/26/21
Rick Laird- Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist (age 80) on 7/4/21
Joey Jordison- Slipknot drummer (age 46) on 7/26/21
Paul Cotton- Poco guitarist from 70-87 and 91-2010 (age 78) on 7/31/21
Dennis Thomas- Kool & the Gang saxophonist from 1964-2021 (age 70) on 8/7/21
Joey Ambrose- Bill Haley and his Comets (age 87) on 8/9/21
Don Everly - The Everly Brothers (age 84) on 8/21/21
Rickie Lee Reynolds- Black Oak Arkansas rhythm guitarist from 1965-1977 and 1984-2021 (age 72) on 9/5/21

Then there were a handful of others who I was more than a casual fan of.

Hilton Valentine - Original  Animals guitarist (age 77) on 1/29/21. I was always a big Eric Burdon and the Animals fan, and saw them a few times in the later years.

John Lawton- Uriah Heep and Lucifers Friend vocalist. (age 74) on 6/29/21 His work with both Uriah Heep (especially the Innocent Victim album) and Lucifers Friend was very good.

Dusty Hill- ZZ Top bassist (age 72) on 7/28/21. Great band, I was especially a huge fan of their early pre MTV era material. But the more commercial later 80's and 90's stuff was indeed cool as well. I did get to see them once or twice live and they were great.

Eric Wagner- Trouble and The Skull vocalist. (age 62) on 8/23/21. Great band love all of Trouble's material, sadly I never got to see Trouble with Eric live back in the day.

Robbie Steinhardt- Kansas violinist/vocalist. (age 71) on 7/17/21. Have always been a big Kansas fan especially the classic era lineup, I have seen Kansas live a bunch of times.

Ron Bushy- Iron Butterfly drummer. (age 79) on 8/29/21 he of the legendary In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida drum solo, which I saw him perform live on numerous occasions from the 90's forward. Always loved that band, great underrated band.     
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