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7 days ago
Starrider
Also, I think there is a lot more money for Ronnie in touring with Kansas than there ever would have been with Shooting Star, so much more incentive for him to go out on tour with Kansas (even though they don't really do extended tours any longer) than there ever was with Shooting Star. Kansas has a much broader appeal than Shooting Star. People know "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry
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10 days ago
Starrider
They did reach out to Elefante. He declined. He said that God told him to say no. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/john-elefante-no-kansas-reunion/
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10 days ago
Starrider
+1
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10 days ago
Starrider
The mix isn't great here (YouTube video), but here is Ronnie singing POKR with ARRA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FeKVQGAPa4
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11 days ago
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Sad to see Steve Walsh go, but Ronnie Platt is an incredible singer. Didn't know that he also played keyboards. For those who don't know Ronnie, he was briefly a member of Shooting Star and has been singing with ARRA, a Chicagoland area cover band.
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20 days ago
Starrider
John Roth has been playing with Starship (Mickey Thomas) since the untimely passing of their previous guitarist Mark Abrahamian. I know Starship had a July 4 gig. Don't know about July 3.
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7 weeks ago
Starrider
I get the same message. I think the track was taken down due to copyright infringement.
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3 months ago
Starrider
She's the only one out there with any singing chops, but they bury her in the mix. Wonder if they have her running the merch table. Nina Noir was doing that when she was out on tour with Tateryche.
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4 months ago
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Roadie Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is this the same singer? > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ods6sdxOHoQ It is the same singer. Apparently, Ames had a pop/dance music career in Italy. I actually think he is a decent vocalist, and when he was touring with Queensryche in the old days, one of his roles was to prop GT up and hit the high notes GT c
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4 months ago
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Wardy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Assuming he's the same guy? Jason Ames has been > involved with the touring Queensryche for some > time now (pre the split) think he was friend of > the Tate's perhaps, and think he still continues > to support the Geoff Tate Queensryche on road!? > If all that is correct this might be a win win for
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4 months ago
Starrider
I watched the whole thing, and it was painful. Also remember that Jason Ames (strumming the chords and singing next to him) is doing most of the singing while Uncle Vester sings under him. To add to the clusterf*ck that you saw, keep in mind that Jason Ames used to be married to Susan Tate, who is Geoff Tate's current wife. You can't make this sh*t up. One of the dancers (the bleached blonde,
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4 months ago
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Walk In The Shadows Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To Starrider, are you asking to hear a cover of > something from Red 13? Brain fart. Was thinking Live and Breathe was on Red 13, but it's from Arrival. Would love to hear some covers from Red 13 though. Would probably get lost on the average Journey fan.
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4 months ago
Starrider
Don't know if I've ever seen or heard a cover of anything from Red 13.
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7 months ago
Starrider
scorpio1111 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, > > Bought live,love,hope but not the best buy > version.does someone have the song te quiero mia > that they can email me? I don't think anyone is willing to risk getting sued by TS.
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1 year ago
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> PS: did you mean 'Fester' from THe Adams Family? He meant Uncle Vester. It's one of Tate's many nicknames, frequently used in the comment section of the countless Blabbermouth articles. There is some really entertaining stuff over there. Tate really takes a beating over there, but I must say that he has probably earned every morsel of it. Many of the nicknames make reference to the
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1 year ago
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Mickey was originally hired by Elvin Bishop to be a backing vocalist. When Elvin wrote "Fooled Around," he felt his voice didn't suit the song, so he had Mickey sing lead. THat was really Mickey's big break.
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1 year ago
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If you buy a CD from the original pressing, you can send a copy of your receipt to Cleopatra Records and they will send you a hard copy of the remixed version. They do not send MP3's. It is a new CD in an empty, clear jewel case (no liner notes). I actually received the remix CD in an extremely prompt fashion. It's definitely better than the original pressing, but most of the songs on either
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1 year ago
Starrider
>do the songs sound better? I'm not sure, but I do know it's near impossible for most of them to sound any worse.
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1 year ago
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The stream of the entire album was only available yesterday. You can only stream "Cold" now. I couldn't stomach the entire album. I listened to the first few songs. "Cold" was the vest of them. The re-records were abominations. The instrumentation was poor and the vocals lackluster. GT even tried to recreate the answering machine message at the beginning of Empire. E
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1 year ago
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Holy shit. Those re-records are Fucking Unlistenable. They sound like cuts from a bargain bin Queensryche tribute album. I am definitely not going to inVEST in this CD.
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1 year ago
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I had problems with that link. This one worked better: https://soundcloud.com/shando316/jet-city-woman-re-recording-vs That is ridiculous. Perfect overlay between the two vocal tracks. Someone has a lot of explaining to do. Certainly cause for further inVESTigation.
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1 year ago
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I posted this in another response regarding the guitar solo: I think the biggest problem with the song is the guitar solo. It doesn't fit the song at all and seems like a bunch of aimless noodling and wanking. It seems like the lyrics are going for an emotional plea, and the solo just doesn't match and support the rest of the song.
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1 year ago
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I listened to this a few times on my laptop at work, but wanted to reserve judgement until I could listen at home on a computer with a better sound card and speakers. I also wanted to wait to make sure my disdain for GT and how he has acted didn't jade my views. I don't consider his project "Queensryche." The original Queensryche (Todd/Whip/Eddie/Scott/Parker) is the real Queensryche
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1 year ago
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You can hear Phil X singing lead on a verse of Wanted Dead or Alive here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2tnFv8h-Rw Skip to 2:42 for instant gratification. This was from the last time Phil X replaced RS. I think he sounds pretty good.
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1 year ago
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He was supposed to start working on the Taintryche project on March 27. Today is March 30. Wonder what happened in those three days. He is right to wish them luck on the project. They need all the help they can get.
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1 year ago
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I hope Billy gets paid handsomely for this, as fixing this album is a Herculean task, as difficult as working with GT. They should have brought Billy in earlier to do the songwriting, recording, etc. The songs Billy wrote for Yes (and even YOSO) are better than any of the FU clips I heard. It's too late for this abomination. I'm willing to bet the label heard the final mixes and told GT to ge
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1 year ago
Starrider
There actually was a MythBusters episode where they showed that you can polish a turd. The only problem is that when you're done, it's still a turd and you have sh*t all over your hands.
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1 year ago
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Saw them on Friday night. First time seeing Queensryche. Todd was great. Took things by the balls from the start with Queen of the Reich. Only disappointment was that they didn't play Jet City Woman, Take Hold of the Flame, or I Don't Believe in Love. Also, no vests or guyliner in sight. I would love to hear from Glen's mouth why he bailed on Geoff Taint. He said it was in his vest- I
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1 year ago
Starrider
I will be there this Friday night in Englewood. Anyone else?
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1 year ago
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Boston played 38 shows this past summer from June 28 through September 8. This was the first time they played since their summer 2008 tour (many dates with Styx then). That was the last time Michael Sweet played with them. The current line-up is: Tom Scholz (of course) Tommy DeCarlo David Victor Gary Pihl (long-time member of Boston, since Third Stage era) Tracy Ferrie (former bassist o
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