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Posted 2014-11-17 7:01 AM (#34476 - in reply to #34471)
Subject: RE: (Long-time) bands making new music
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Jay Jay French - 2014-11-15 4:40 PM

The festival circuit is like the old club circuit. It is having it's day and then it will dissapear. So will all the bands that are currently playing it. KISS, Priest, Maiden, Crue, Whitesnake, Motorhead etc.
In 10 years all or most of the bands will be gone due to sickness, death, irrelevance.....Is that shocking or surprising? No, that's life.
One other note. When any of your favorite bands release that new, great album and tour, maybe they play 2 songs from it. The reaction of the new material is always the worst of all the songs. You hear all the standards wrapped up in a new tour name and backdrop. I've been in this game for 40 years. all of it is marketing. TS will play until we don't. As far as ticket prices we charge by far the lowest ticket prices of any classic band that I know of and put on by far, a much better performance then any of our peers. I wonder if the fans of the bands that we blow away ever wonder why their band is nowhere as good as we are? I wonder what their slamboards say? By the way, their are so many new markets opening up around the world, and we play so rarely, we could keep going on and on....

Jay Jay,

What you say about bands playing new songs might be correct if the new album sucks, like the latest from Kiss, Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden... But it is not correct if the band just made a brilliant album like Accept, Alestorm, Carcass, Black Sabbath, Slipknot... The older songs will always be more popular just because everybody knows those songs. You need to get familiar with new material before you can sing along. And the only way to do that is by playing it live or on the radio. Machine Head refuses to play Davidian because they don't want to be linked to one song, just as Scorpions do with Wind of Change. Not everybody likes that but I think those bands are right. After a few years those new songs will become new classics. If it was up to me I would gladly remove We're not gonna take it from your setlist if that means you would play 30 or Heroes.

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