Friends or business partners?
Posted by: Probie Sheen ()
Date: May 04, 2013 08:21AM

I am curious, is being in a band just a paycheck to some established acts? I mean look at Slayer & Sabbath both had contractual falling outs with their drummers over frickin' money! I thought when you formed a band it was a group of friends who share the same vision??

Personally, I'm getting sick of all the lawsuits going around these days. Bands should not have to endure this turmoil just because a member is fired. Yes, replacing a key member is always tricky but if it hurts the brand, it is better to break up than carry on.

I mean can you imagine what Iron Maiden would sound like if Steve Harris left?? That is a key member. We all saw what happened when Bruce left in the 90's. He too is a key member.

As for Slayer, Jeff was a member but he didn't write the majority of tunes and neither did Dave so the band could carry on because the 2 key members are still there.

Great White, the band needs to change their name, while Terry is a fantastic vocalist, he bears no resembelance to Jack vocally and therefore the sound has changed drastically. If they had found someone who sounded enough like Jack without being a clone, they could and should keep the name.

Queensryche is another bane of contention for me because Geoff has been the key member for many years but the problem is he hasn't written anything Queensryche sounding since Empire so he just needs to go solo, The band with Todd sounds more like classic Queensryche but is missing DeGarmo's touch. The jury is still out on Toddryche until I hear the new album...He does sound enough like classic Geoff without being a clone so he is a great choice replacement!

To me key members are those who write the songs or are the biggest influence over the sound. It's much tougher to replace a singer than an instrumentalist especially mid-late career.

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Friends or business partners?659 Probie Sheen 05/04/2013 08:21AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 348 Captain Can Man 05/04/2013 08:47AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 300 Melodinikos_74 05/04/2013 11:57AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 270 Probie Sheen 05/04/2013 12:58PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 276 Wardy 05/04/2013 12:38PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 243 Probie Sheen 05/04/2013 12:51PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 238 Captain Can Man 05/04/2013 02:13PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 227 movingpictures 05/04/2013 06:34PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 186 Shade 05/04/2013 09:43PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 136 Captain Can Man 05/06/2013 10:47AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 202 Coco 05/05/2013 10:51PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 113 Probie Sheen 05/06/2013 09:50AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 132 Coco 05/06/2013 06:11PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 120 Probie Sheen 05/06/2013 06:40PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 120 Coco 05/06/2013 07:51PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 117 Captain Can Man 05/06/2013 10:49AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 121 Coco 05/06/2013 08:19PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 119 Walk In The Shadows 05/06/2013 10:04PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 105 Coco 05/06/2013 10:52PM
Re: Friends or business partners? 99 Captain Can Man 05/07/2013 03:47AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 105 Coco 05/07/2013 04:16AM
Re: Friends or business partners? 97 Captain Can Man 05/07/2013 05:31AM


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