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2 months ago
sharkfist
See we're not so different after all :)
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2 months ago
sharkfist
I don't like them (not my cup of tea as stated previously), that's the point, but I don't hate something just because they weren't born with metal in their veins. That's at best an eliteist view, and at worst... As far as I'm concerned you can be a metal fan tomorrow if you want, whether you're 9 or 90. I wouldn't discriminate either way. In my case I got into hard rock when I was 12 years
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2 months ago
sharkfist
I really don't get the "dressed like that" comment. They dress like some Japanese girls do. They don't show skin, except for the knee socks which you would see girls wear at most schools or in public nowadays in many different countries. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and many more have show a lot more and had more provocative images when they started out as teenagers. I don't s
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2 months ago
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The point is you previously stated "There is NO integrity in a band of non-metal fans/musicians put together to play metal by big corporation, and dressing like that to gain popularity". You were wrong. The musicians are metal fans and musicians. You have a lot of hate for some 16 & 18 year old Japanese girls though, that to be honest really shouldn't have any effect on your li
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2 months ago
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You're missing the point. They may not have started of as rock fans, but now they obviously embrace it. Manufactured bands or music products is nothing new. Look how many boy bands and girl groups there have been shoved down our throats. Now there is one with metal-tinged influences and instead of seeing the positives all you want to do is hate. For every number 1 band in the charts the
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2 months ago
sharkfist
So people are just going for the image, is that right? It's music, is it not. They have a live band. Do me a favour, list the name of every band member in Bon Jovi right now. That's a band, correct. It's not Jon Bon Jovi solo is it? Shouldn't we know there names? Should I be ashamed because I don't give a shit? Is the music no longer "real" or enjoyable to some. Same thing ap
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2 months ago
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So if you're not a fan of a specific genre you can't enjoy or participate. How ludicrous is that? So when Bret Michaels, Steven Tyler, Sambora, etc. branch out and do country shit is that fake? When all the 80s band changed their sound to try and capture part of the grunge movement was that all fake? You don't like them, we get it, but you are defending your stance solely on the image tha
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2 months ago
sharkfist
My interest completely peaked when I heard Vinny was back.
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2 months ago
sharkfist
Bruce, do better research. The backing band is made up of rock/metal musicians. One of the guitarists is quite well known in Japan and works with Marty Friedman. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/marty-friedman-the-best-thing-about-babymetal-is-the-fact-that-its-very-polarizing/ A quick search of the internet will also lead you to this: Takayoshi Ohmura (guitar) https://youtu.be/zYLr
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2 months ago
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You've obviously got a bone to pick, but I'm afraid you have tunnel vision on this one. You call it fake, but how is that any different to the corporation that is now KISS? 2 guys dressing up in makeup pretending to be guys that were originally in the band? How about all the 80s band now touring with 1 original member. Look at Ratt for Christ's sake. Its only the drummer, but it's cal
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2 months ago
sharkfist
You do realise they are 18 and 16 years old and they are Japanese. What may seem strange to us is not to the Japanese. I don't listen to them or own the albums, but I do understand why they are popular with some. It's the same reason The Darkness were massive at one point. It was something new and different. As far as manufactured, you could say the same about a lot of the so-called supe
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2 months ago
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More likely he has used a template from a previous Rock Candy release item, but forgot to change the title.
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3 months ago
sharkfist
Dokken were a big deal in Japan, hence the offer for 6 shows there. I listened to the Mick Brown interview and it was quite sad. The "Wild" Mick seems to have turned into a depressing old man. He has no excitement over anything by the sounds of it and just follows the dollar bill. Not sure the rest of the guys would be that happy about some of the things he said.
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3 months ago
sharkfist
I have to agree. Major disappointment for me. Nothing really stands out. Loved the previous releases, but this one is very average.
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3 months ago
sharkfist
I have framed some really cool picture discs, but also like die cut album covers with picture discs or coloured vinyl inside.
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3 months ago
sharkfist
Saw them support Honeymoon Suite on the Racing After Midnight tour. Both at the top of their game a the time.
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4 months ago
sharkfist
Totally agree. He was so unique in a genre littered with copy cats and wannabes. So vastly under rated.
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4 months ago
sharkfist
George Lynch & Jeff Pilson - Dokken Steve Perry - Journey Kee Marcello - Europe (Dual lead with John Norum) Vinny Burns - Ten Dan Huff - Giant Sebastian Bach - Skid Row Steve Stevens - Vince Neil (loved Vince's first solo CD. Mostly due to Stevens guitar work.) John Sykes - Whitesnake (this is just a curiousity) Entire original Kingdom Come lineup Original L.A Guns lineup
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5 months ago
sharkfist
I prefer Last In Line myself. Initially thought it would be the other way around, but although good the RK release has few standout tracks.
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5 months ago
sharkfist
By the way I find it ironic that although it is a renaissance band Ritchie is wearing shades in the music videos while dressed in medieval attire. That's authentic :(
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5 months ago
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My initial guess of 11,000-12,000 was low, but I figured there would be additional digital sales which have a higher profit rate. Plus selling the license for the Japanese release would be a source of income. Even low balling the break even figure to say 20,000 sales to me is a real push. I just can't see how New Age, Renaissance music is going to sell that much. Ok, Blackmore's name will sell
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5 months ago
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I think they sub out the Japanese release to another label so I would imagine that would be a set income fee. I just don't see a niche market such as renaissance/new age selling 12,000-15,000 units, which I would imagine is the only way to turn a profit. Like I said, it makes you think what they pay Whitesnake, Journey, etc. Then again I would imagine they both sell more than 15,000. Does a
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5 months ago
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The most surprising info for me was the $220,000 advance he got. Didn't think that sort of money was floated around nowadays. The album would have to sell 11,000 - 12,000 copies just to break even. I really didn't think there was that much of a market for renaissance music. I'd be interested to see what other Frontiers artists get. For example, Whitesnake, Journey & Neal Schon, versus
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5 months ago
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Eric, I'm so sorry for your loss. By all accounts Ty was a special guy that everyone loved. It's just horrible that he lost his life and never got to see his son. In other news I see Eddie Trunk has picked up the story and Jack Russell has spoken out. Kendall's rep declined to comment. http://eddietrunk.com/great-white-guitarist-mark-kendall-claims-the-offical-version-of-the-band-was-not-
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5 months ago
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He makes it sound like it was his first night on the bus, not true. He had been playing with them for weeks prior to that and it was billed as Great White. Sure, it started out as Jack Russell's Great White, but Kendall came aboard and it turned into Great White. I'm quite sure they didn't cancel all their contracts just to put out new ones that said Great White, why would they. It was very c
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5 months ago
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Yes, but he had been playing with that outfit as a reformed "Great White" for some time before Rhode Island. Of course it would still be under Jack's touring company as that how it was originally booked. If you just listen to the interview he makes it sound like he just showed up that night. His wording of the "tragedy or whatever" are terrible and inconsiderate. Let's
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5 months ago
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The other part that I thought strange was he basically admitted Great White broke up and Jack Russell continued on by himself as Great White. If that's the case then doesn't Russell own the name? Isn't that what they went to court over? I'm a huge Great White fan and I remember that the tour originally started out as "Jack Russell's Great White", but once Kendall came back they were &
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5 months ago
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This is terrible. At best, poor choice of words. At worst, denial. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mark-kendall-says-jack-russells-solo-band-not-great-white-was-involved-in-rhode-island-concert-tragedy/ Mark Kendall acting like he wasn't involved in the Rhode Island tragedy and that it was Jack Russell's solo group, when he was clearly involved in the tour for some time at that point. T
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5 months ago
sharkfist
How about Steel Panther - Asian Hooker Fits the bill
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5 months ago
sharkfist
Van Halen - Unchained springs immediately to mind
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