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Old 12-18-03, 11:53 PM
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Led Zeppelin selling out 20+ years after the breakup of the band:

1. Jimmy Page playing with Puff Daddy for the Godzilla soundtrack. ?!?! WTF!

2. Cadillac commercials. How lame.
Old 12-19-03, 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by wahoojeff
Well not my favorite band, but definately there biggest mistake...
Old 12-19-03, 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by Rogue588
Prince meeting Larry Graham.

[not that he doesn't have a ton of others...this was just the "biggest"]
Old 12-20-03, 10:08 PM
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Marilyn Manson - The whole 'Mechincal Animals' fad.

Sunny Day Real Estate - Goin' for a more pop-sound with 'The Rising Tide', a total departure from 'How it feels to be something on?'.

Nin - 'Deep' and the Tomb Raider soundtrack. I'm a NiN fan, but I refuse to buy that crap.

David Usher - His second album, goin' against everything his first album got right.
Old 12-21-03, 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by grunter
grunter, you saw THIS...right?
Old 12-21-03, 08:44 AM
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Judas Priest - Turbo

Iron Maiden - Blaze Bailey

The Beatles - Yoko Ono (at least on John's part)

Motley Crue - for titling their boxed set "Music to Crash Your Car To"

The Cure - Wild Mood Swings

Perry Farrell - folding Janes Addiction to do Porno for Pyros

Randy Rhoades's pilot - 'nuff said

Ian Curtis - learning how to tie a noose

The guy who sold Kurt Cobain the shotgun

Metallica - Bob Rock, going after their fans over Napster, St. Anger (tie)

Ani DiFranco - believing her own hype and bullshit
Old 12-21-03, 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
Led Zeppelin selling out 20+ years after the breakup of the band:

1. Jimmy Page playing with Puff Daddy for the Godzilla soundtrack. ?!?! WTF!

2. Cadillac commercials. How lame.
agreed. 100% so on the first one. wtf?!
Old 12-21-03, 08:32 PM
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Going from the perfection of:


To the ...ok-but-you-know-it's-shite-in-your-heart-of-hearts-of:
Old 12-22-03, 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by Michael Corvin
1. Jimmy Page playing with Puff Daddy for the Godzilla soundtrack. ?!?! WTF!
It's all about the... ah, never mind.
Old 12-22-03, 06:27 AM
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they are not my favorite band, but I would have to say Metallica's biggest mistake was actualy several big mistakes.

First getting Jason Newsted as a replacement for Cliff Burton. Newsted was a giant step backward in the talent dept.

Hiring Bob Rock to become thier producer. This was, and still is a huge mistake.

Putting out the Black album. On a comercial level it was not a mistake, but for the die-hard fans of the time, it was a travesty. A toleralbe one at the time, because we original fans thought it would just be a one time thing in order to appeal to the sheeply mass's, but in hindsight it was a travesty. The begining of the end.

Thier biggest mistake was Load, Re-Load, and all the other B.S. they put out to suck $$$ from people's wallets during the 90's. Metallica still had a chance to keep thier entire fan base together, despite the fact that they sold-out, and went aginst everything they ever preached when they released the Black album. They also had a chance to save Metal music from that silly grunge fad. Instead they put out a radio friendly, slightly grunge sounding album, that makes any true/original fan of the band want to puke. It was a time when fans of Metal needed Metallica, and Metallica failed us all. They conformed, and turned to cheese, and joined in with all the other crap bands to make the 90's the worst era in music history. Metallica let thier original fans down all throughout the 90's. The very fans that got them to where they were before Bob Rock destroyed them. Without us(the original fans) there never would have been a Black album for all the sheep to enjoy.

Then there is the Napster issue. Bad idea, very bad idea. Even worse idea ot let your spokesmen be Lar$, and letting him bable on about sharing half a sandwich with someone as a comparison to file sharing.

The next mistake they madewas St. Anger. Need I say just how bad this album full of Nu-Metal crap sounds? It is by far the worst Metal album ever made, hands down. I feel sorry for the people who were foolish enough to buy this album. It's not even worthy of becoming a coaster for my beer.


Yat another band that made a big mistake was STYX, with the album Kilroy Was Here. What the hell were they thinking?!!!!!

That's all for now.

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Old 12-22-03, 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by Josh-da-man

The guy Courtney hired to visit Kurt Cobain on that legendary evening
Fixed it for you.
Old 12-24-03, 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by Gdrlv
Trey Anastasio (of Phish) and Stewart Copeland (of the Police) thinking that, for some reason, forming a band (Oysterhead) and recording an album (The Grand Pecking Order) with Les Claypool was even remotely a good idea.
I don't know about the album, but the Oysterhead show I saw was effing tremendous! Although it was pretty easy to tell who wrote which songs, the band overall was a solid jamming powerhouse. Ah, well. To each his own.
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Aerosmith: "Just Push Eject"
Old 12-24-03, 06:16 PM
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Pink Floyd - Roger Waters = Big Mistake
Old 12-24-03, 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by Rogue588
Prince meeting Larry Graham.

[not that he doesn't have a ton of others...this was just the "biggest"]
You said a mouthful. He managed to lose the mainstream audience a bit here and there over the years. Mostly with the name change, but also by a horrible choice in picking singles to be released from his albums. Add in the fact that he went down the MJ road a bit, seeming just too damn weird for the mainstream. But I kept in as a fan for as long as I could, knowing there were gems in each release, even the flops. One by one each release had fewer and fewer gems, until it got to the point where his albums were just unlistenable. So sad.
Old 12-25-03, 01:18 AM
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RUSH- Caress of Steel

KISS- all albums during the 80's/90's/00's except CREATURES(80's), REVENGE(90's), and CARNIVAL(90's).

David Bowie- not remembering that his old stuff is what made him. I understnd an artist needs to grow but retiring his old stuff was not good.
Old 12-25-03, 10:50 AM
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oh yeah, let me include The Doors recent summer tour with Jim Morrison lookalike.
Old 12-25-03, 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by Hollowgen
oh yeah, let me include The Doors recent summer tour with Jim Morrison lookalike.
I was about to ask a question about this "line up" but then realized it's not what I'm thinking...

I heard on Howard Stern a few days ago about a band being fronted by a supposedly illegitimate son of Jim Morrison. I wish I could remember the band name...but I seem to remember hearing "Lizard Sun" or something along those lines...

They were listening to the music of the band...and I wasn't sure what to make of it. I guess the lead singer (son of Jim?) sounded pretty damn close to him....

Anyone know about this at all?
Old 01-03-04, 10:01 PM
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So no one's heard of the "son" of Jim Morrison starting a band as I mentioned in the previous post?

Figure I'd ask once more before giving up...
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Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan getting caught up in his celebrity, letting himself go to pot, thinking he was a rock star, and almost dying (during the "Songs of Faith and Devotion" era). And then again earlier this year getting caught up in his ego thinking he was too big (and good) for Depeche Mode putting them down every chance he could in interviews to support his LOUSY solo album. Which turned out to be a bust. Thank God. Don't quit your day job Mr. Gahan. And don't bite the hand (or in this case, hands) that feed you.
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Originally posted by DGibFen
dc Talk has been on "hiatus" as a group for nearly four years now.

Since then, each member has released 1 solo album (Tait's at two with his self titled band) which haven't sold too well. In the "interim", they've released as a group a greatest hits album, a re-release of "Free At Last" with a terrible remix, and two DVD's of older concert videos with no new content - when a 5.1 mix and other goodies were promised.

They still have one album left under their deal with Forefront, but it looks like it will never come out. We'll probably get a 10th Anniversary edition of Jesus Freak in two years before a new album.
I'm with you. Two great albums (Jesus Freak and Supernatural) and then nothing.

I don't think they like working with each other, and I think a few of them have over-inlated egos. I doubt we'll see a DC Talk album again.
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How the mighty have fallen.
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Originally posted by harpo787
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So no one's heard of the "son" of Jim Morrison starting a band as I mentioned in the previous post?

Figure I'd ask once more before giving up...
Heard the tape on Howard Stern - it was so horrible. I felt so bad for him.
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AC/DC letting Coors use "For Those About To Rock" in a commercial.

Coors?!?!?!? Come on! Why not Budweiser? Or Miller?
That's watered down horse urine! I could understand it if they let the song be used in a commercial for Guinness, Arrogant Bastard, Stone Pale Ale, Fuller's London Pride, Sierra Nevada, Newcastle, Bass, or maybe even Harp, but Coors??!?!! Worst mistake by a band, anywhere, anytime. This is a complete and total outrage!!!

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