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2 days ago
snuffball
AWESOME! Thanks so much.
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2 days ago
snuffball
I wonder if I'm getting too into the semantics of "modern" being timing vs "modern" being sound. Kind of like when I was asking a while back if West Coast/East Coast AOR was about the sound or the region of the band or both and if you can have a New York band with a West Coast AOR sound or a California band with an East Coast sound.
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2 days ago
snuffball
I haven't kept up with DT since the Awake album. If you take everything they've done since then and got the best few songs, could you make a mix that can stand up to Images and Words and Awake?
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2 days ago
snuffball
Does best mean the best songs from everything he's even sang on? Or just his solo stuff?
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2 days ago
snuffball
I think they are taking him working with members of Journey to mean that he worked with the band, but I agree that it's not the same thing. At least it didn't say he "twerked", that's an altogether different animal.
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2 days ago
snuffball
I still wish there was a hard rock/glam metal/AOR equivalent of the Warped Tour............... Let's get the young/new bands out there dammit!
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2 days ago
snuffball
So then if I want to make a great "modern rock" playlist, what are the top bands? It seems to be so much harder of a genre to nail down. I mean, I'm not sure how many of you all remember great songs like: Somebody to Shove - Soul Asylum Shine - Collective Soul Backwater - Meat Puppets Everything Zen - Bush Hook - Blues Traveler Interstate Love Song - Ston
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3 days ago
snuffball
Heyyyyyyyyyyy, I was thinking about this on my work commute today. What makes a band get defined as "modern rock"? Sometimes you'll see bands whose style is called "alternative" also called "modern rock". Sometimes it's because a band can't be classified any other way. Sometimes it's because the band is new so the radio station calls them "modern rock
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7 days ago
snuffball
If you're the frugal type, 80s Kiss is the best era to be a fan of, because how much Kiss merch is possibly out there that doesn't have them in makeup?
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8 days ago
snuffball
80s Kiss = My favorite era by far.
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9 days ago
snuffball
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/05/the-sad-truth-of-media-consolidation-infographic.html More info in here than I have the energy to type, but an informative read.
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9 days ago
snuffball
The United States is a big place. Just being in one part of the US does not mean that you are near another. Maybe I should have said the NYC/NJ area.
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10 days ago
snuffball
I like it. It looks like the new songs fit into the set list nicely. It may be selfish of me, but I want them to become HUGE so that they will actually play shows in the states and I can see them live.
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10 days ago
snuffball
An example that no one brought up yet. When bands insult their fans by putting down their own albums/songs/etc. To me, that's like personally insulting someone's musical taste. Or when bands know that there are particular albums in their catalog that fans have a deep connection with and arrogantly claim that they will never make albums like those anymore. Here's one that made me stop li
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16 days ago
snuffball
Possible Solution?: Ozzfest/Warped Tour equivalent, but with bands like Bon Jovi/Leppard/Journey/Kiss/Aerosmith headlining and bands like H.E.A.T, Brother Firetribe, Treat, Harem Scarem, The Magnificent, Danger Danger (I know I'm forgetting a lot), etc stacking the bill? Ozzfest is no more, and if enough small bands could follow the Warped Tour model and get some headlining American bands
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16 days ago
snuffball
I was just thinking about this. When there is a band/solo artist with mostly amazing albums but maybe 1 or 2 that aren't good at all, do you get the lesser albums anyway to satisfy your "collector" OCD instinct, or do you avoid them because you don't want those songs ruining an otherwise perfect playlist when it's on shuffle? Because I know that we all have our own opinions, I di
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16 days ago
snuffball
I agree. Especially given the fact that in America, most of the biggest concerts are melodic rock/hard rock bands: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi. Even bands like Night Ranger, Journey, etc still play bigger venues. Why is it so hard for Americans to get out of the "classic rock" bubble of those bands and enjoy new music by new bands that is along the same l
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17 days ago
snuffball
So far, I really like what I've heard. But I am also a big power metal fan, so I agree that your enjoyment will depend on how much of a genre stickler you are. Because I can get into a good song/catchy chorus no matter what genre it is, I like this album a lot. A great singer can bridge genres, (just look at all of the amazing songs in varying genres/influences that Queen were able t
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17 days ago
snuffball
I agree with the above comments about Riot Avenue. The first 2 albums were great, and they seemed to have lost their way on the last one. Hopefully this next one will mark a return to the catchy choruses.
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17 days ago
snuffball
The samples sound great. I've liked everything the band has done since the beginning. I know I can't do much about this living in the US using US iTunes, but just out of curiousity, are there bonus tracks for people in other countries?
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21 days ago
snuffball
I agree. Chandler is great, and both Outloud albums have some great songs.
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21 days ago
snuffball
Okay, here's 1 opinion: Yes, if Def Leppard never existed, there is no way that if you got those same members together, the output would sound like that. However, there is PLENTY of room for new bands to pick up slack when existing bands like Def Leppard drop the ball. Just take some major metal bands from the past few years: Avenged Sevenfold Killswitch Engage All That Remains Tr
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21 days ago
snuffball
The Stone Sour chorus is only missing Steve Perry's vocal riffing from the song "Faithfully".
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24 days ago
snuffball
I don't know if there is such thing as melodic rock police, but I think that The Police have many great songs that rock, and are melodic!
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4 weeks ago
snuffball
Will I get kicked off the board if most of my choices are from the nonmakeup years?
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4 weeks ago
snuffball
I have a little overlap with posts above this one, but also some great ones that I met that haven't been mentioned (crossing many genres but you've most likely heard of most of these bands/artists). Most of these weren't official meet and greets, but just hanging out before/after shows. Also, MANY of these may never have been mentioned before on the board, but maybe you guys can expand your music
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4 weeks ago
snuffball
It's all semantics. In the big scheme of things, I don't think that Ms Perry cares what any of us on this board think. And no matter what I think of Katy Perry, she wins in the end because my young daughter (preschool age) is a huge fan of hers and her music is sometimes blasting in my house whether I like it or not. hehehe
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4 weeks ago
snuffball
I think the name means: "Even with the periods, when you search for us on Google or Youtube, everything except the band will come up first."
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4 weeks ago
snuffball
Harry's original post reminded me of this story (I'm a drummer and big Buddy Rich fan. This was posted by someone on a Buddy Rich message board): "It was the summer of 1985 and Buddy was at the South Shore Music Circus near Boston, Massachusetts. Just before the show started, I saw Buddy seating people! He was the "acting" maitre d. As he was seating customers, he was telling
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4 weeks ago
snuffball
So far so good. Can't wait for the rest of the album. Also, on their Facebook, they said there was a new cover song on the album. I wonder what it is..................
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