Re: Journey - Augeri
Posted by: Pelata ()
Date: December 08, 2012 07:03AM

They got busted using tapes at some overseas festival, which they were using to presumably hide Augeri's deteriorating condition. Then when they got caught, they denied it and suddenly Augeri sounded horrible live (horrible meaning obviously worn down to the bone vocally). So, then Augeri decides to take time off to heal and JSS is brought in to finish the Def Leppard tour (2006, I think). Somewhere in the midst of this tour, the decision is made to keep JSS and axe Augeri. No actual details were given that I recall, but I think it was a case of "Steve is sick and can't continue".

Now, IMO, they should have finished the tour w/ JSS, thanked him for his assistance, and taken another year off to let Augeri heal up. Then they could have done the shared vocal thing they're doing now w/ Arnel/Deen/Cain. But no...they jump from Augeri to JSS to Arnel in the matter of, what, a year?

I've heard speculation as to WHY they decided to release JSS, but I'm not repeating it. It doesn't really matter now anyway.

But the "WHY" that pertains to not waiting for Augeri to heal before continuing remains a mystery...to me, at least. Aside from not interrupting the income stream, which will never be the official reason.

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Journey - Augeri 809 deflep7 12/08/2012 05:46AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 498 Walk In The Shadows 12/08/2012 06:06AM
Re: Journey - Augeri499 Pelata 12/08/2012 07:03AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 421 Walk In The Shadows 12/08/2012 08:19AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 403 Shade 12/08/2012 08:46AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 291 Snake65 12/08/2012 11:40PM
Re: Journey - Augeri 261 Terry K. 12/09/2012 01:34AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 241 Snake65 12/09/2012 05:26AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 205 Kevin 12/09/2012 06:01AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 204 MariaCC 12/09/2012 09:37AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 199 Kevin 12/09/2012 09:45AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 166 Terry K. 12/09/2012 09:46AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 139 Terry K. 12/09/2012 09:45AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 199 plumber 12/09/2012 12:21PM
Re: Journey - Augeri 198 MCFCTrick 12/09/2012 09:25PM
Arnel 172 Snake65 12/09/2012 11:25PM
Re: Journey - Augeri 106 Ross S. 12/10/2012 11:31AM
Re: Journey - Augeri 97 Pelata 12/10/2012 11:45PM


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