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Red Jeff
Posted 2006-03-20 11:27 AM (#1132)
Subject: wierd mix of acts on the Rock of Ages Festival - and opinions on replacement singers
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so we all know that Twisted Sister is the headliner of the Rock of Ages Festival in Germany.
I have a small problem with some of the acts.

the one highlight of the lineup is FISH ( AKA Derek Dick ) FISH was the original singer of MARILLION - one of my 10 favorite bands of all time. When he went solo his guitarist was JANIC GERS ( who was recruited away by Bruce Dickinson into Iron Maiden when Adrian left - now they are both in Iron Maiden - but thats another conversation ) FISH is just an amazing singer, and a total frontman. He tells long jokes between songs ( with his scottish accent ) 2 times seeing him solo - he has stayed after to have a few drinks with his fans. I almost want to fly overseas for this festival just for that. ( Give Marillion a try - even there newer stuff with Steve Horgath - FISH's early stuff really is amazing - kinda what Genesis would have been had Peter Gabrial not left the band )

Where my problem lies is that several of the acts - have almost no original members - and usually replacement singers.

Vixen is touring with just the guitarist? Singer and all other members are replacements.

Uriah Heep - I have no idea on them. They have had the same line-up since 1986 - so I guess we can call them close to original.

ASIA is only Geoff Downs on Keyboards ( at the time of the original booking of the show ) But just annouced in the last few days - after 25 years - the original ASIA is getting back together ( with John Wetton on vocals ) So now I am not as pissed ( I learned this while checking their site just now ) Steve Howe ( YES ) on guitar and Carl Palmer on Drums ( ELP ) Wow - this just brighten up my day.

UFO is pretty removed from their original lineup ( wasnt Michael Shenker in the group ) Even Jason Bohnam just left as the drummer - although he was like the 4th drummer they had

Andy Scotts Sweet - hell - cant even all the band SWEET - according to thier website - they dont even have a singer or a bass player right now.

Our Friend Eddie Trunk really says it right - when he thinks that bands need to put in thier advertisments who the current members are - and if there is a different singer

The New Cars with Todd Rundgren singing - I love love love Todd Rundgren - but with Kasim in the band - just call it what is is - UTOPIA

How can you call it Foreigner without Lou Graham on vocals.

Doors were amazing with Ian Aspbury on vocals - but they advertised it as such ( Jim Morrison was not available to tour )

Keep this thread alive with other bands that need to call it quits with thier changed lineups )

Ratt without Steven Pearcy
KISS without Peter and Ace
Van Halen without Michael Anthony - fuck the Van Halen Brothers
Warrent without Jani Lane ( really - why keep this band going without him )
Skid Row without BaZ

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