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5 days ago
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Link to the video: One of these Days (just wait for the ad to close).
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24 days ago
PB
I'd do anything (but I won't do that) to get to see Van Halen in one incarnation or the other :-). I wouldn't want to buy any live CDs, but attending a show is something else entirely. Someone said that it's hard to tell if Eddie is smiling because he's enjoying himself, or if it's the kind of smile that says: " I swear I'll strangle DLR soon" – I think it's the latter :-).
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5 weeks ago
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A friend of mine dug out this one: Van Halen live in Oslo – what a band & performance! I remember clearly not having the money to go there. Supposedly, there were only approx. 4000 at the show (9K capacity venue) from what I was told, but that's the one gig I really regret not having attended (even though it wasn't an option at the time). Btw, never knew they played Unchained w/ Hagar!
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2 months ago
PB
The frontpage will definitely be getting more visits from me again – great update!
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3 months ago
PB
Mean Streak, Earthshaker and Black Tiger are the classic hard rock albums, but for melodic rock fans, Down for the Count, Ten and Contagious would be the best choices, IMO. Down for the Count is actually my favourite – there, I said it :-).
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3 months ago
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Lighthouse was their take on a song written by someone else. It was a TV-show concept, where well-known artists (Glam in this case, I guess, not the band) have to choose a song written by someone unknown, and then perform their version of the song. I guess the TV company holds the rights to the song in question. A shame, really, as I enjoyed that song.
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3 months ago
PB
NM
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4 months ago
PB
I only have MS on vinyl, so I haven't heard it in ages, but it's the definite instrumental album for me. Castronovo played on King's Cup, didn't he?
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4 months ago
PB
Why did they include Jelly Roll in the EPK :-)?
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5 months ago
PB
Interesting… Thanks for sharing, Marc.
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6 months ago
PB
It probably looks like I'm the world's biggest Glam fan here now :-), but in conjunction with this thread, Ammunition appeared on the Norwegian TV-show, the Hit, this Friday, playing a song written by one of the contestants of the show: http://tv.nrk.no/serie/the-hit/MUHU14000514/sesong-1/episode-5#t=30m3s. The song is available on iTunes, according to the TV show host. I'm not the biggest WigW
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6 months ago
PB
Ok– thanks for enlightening me :-).
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6 months ago
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I agree, the band is not new, but it seems that Mårtensson has become a member of the band, in addition to producing.
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6 months ago
PB
I guess Mark/Marcie Free did the demo of this one before FM recorded it, even though Long Way From Love was released a few years later? Does anyone know the story?
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6 months ago
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Not sure if this has been mentioned/discussed here earlier, but I just read a piece on a Norwegian website about a new band called Ammunition, that contains Åge "Glam" Steen Nilsen and Erik Mårtensson: http://www.dagbladet.no/2014/10/03/kultur/age_sten_nilsen/wig_wam/musikk/ammunition/35538543/. I've heard about the band before, but the addition of Mårtensson must be pretty recent?
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7 months ago
PB
I think it's a pic of a dead person. I don't remember the story behind, but I'm pretty sure that he was photographed post mortem. Edit: Was he a magician of some sort?
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10 months ago
PB
Very cool indeed!
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1 year ago
PB
No guitar solo?? Is this a melodic grunge rock band :-)?
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1 year ago
PB
....according to this Norwegian newspaper: http://www.dagbladet.no/2014/03/14/kultur/wig_wam/musikk/age_steen_nilsen/32302517/ A new CD was scheduled for 2014, but this is now scrapped. It's hard to be a rock'n'roller, I guess....
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1 year ago
PB
Geir Rønning is actually Norwegian (not Finnish or Swedish, even though he has lived in Finland for a number of years).
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1 year ago
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I read somewhere that the polar vortex proves that global warming doesn't exist in the same way that the night proves that the sun doesn't exist :-).
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1 year ago
PB
....is apparently the name of a new Scandinavian "super group", consisting of Glam from Wig Wam, John Norum, Mic Michaeli, Mickey Dee (Motörhead), and Hal Patino (King Diamond). They're playing a Norwegian venue (Rockefeller, Oslo) 31 January. Here's the link for those well versed in the Scandinavian tongues: http://www.vg.no/musikk/artikkel.php?artid=10145187
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1 year ago
PB
The pitch issue was my first thought as well.
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1 year ago
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I was never a huge Loverboy fan when I was young, but this clip put me 30 years back in time, lol. I'm revisiting the feelings I experienced when i listened to music as a kid - weird & interesting! Great song & performance by Reno.
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1 year ago
PB
I prey that it's not Tone Damli Aaberge :-)!
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1 year ago
PB
Thanks for the kind words re. Snowfall - truly appreciated :-).
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1 year ago
PB
Sid Ringsby, from what I've read. He has played with them before, and has also been involved in TinDrum and lots of other stuff.
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1 year ago
PB
All the things mentioned above + he was annoyed over the fact that he wasn't allowed to play the kind of solos he wanted (no whammy-bar, etc.) on FC. Btw, what songs did he write on that album, timstar? From what little I remember, the only co-write was Carrie (w/ Michaeli). As for who's better - can't argue with taste, but there's an anecdote that when Marcello first tried out for the band, he
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1 year ago
PB
Agreed - I've enjoyed season 2 just as much the first.
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