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Kiss makes 50 million for “End of the Road World” tour… now you know why legendary bands do farewell tours, right?

So why do bands and artists like Black Sabbath, Motley Crue, Elton John, Kiss, Garth Brooks, and many others do “farewell” tours to end their careers with??? The answer is quite simple really is ’cause they know that “farewell” tours make big money. This is why legendary bands & artists end their careers with a tour instead of a final album. Bands retire without releasing one more album ’cause nobody cares about albums anymore, right? People nowadays care about live concerts more.

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If you think these legendary bands and artists care about the fans, they don’t. They only care about the money, that’s it. These bands & artists have no reason to retire at all… they go out ’cause they want to make more money. They figure, “Why not call it quits, make a bunch of money and then enjoy the rest of our lives with it?”. That’s what it’s all about, really.

I remember reading interviews with Billy Joel and he criticized this. Billy Joel is definitely no fan of legendary bands & artists doing “retirement” tours. Billy said he would never do one and that’s good.

I really think “farewell tours” are pretty silly and nothing more but a big cash grab for sure. That’s all they are really.

Kev

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I don’t understand all the hate for Metallica’s “Load/Reload” albums… both of them are killer albums, in my opinion…

Even though Metallica’s “Load” and “Re-load” albums both came out like over 20 years ago, Metallica fans are still shitting on these albums even to this day. These are the “thrash metal” only type of Metallica fans that I’m talking about. The type of fans who want to hear only thrash metal from them and that’s it.

Well, I just re-listened to “Load” and “Re-load” albums this week while at the gym and I’m still blown away by those albums. People are calling those albums “alternative” music but I completely disagree. If you actually take the time to listen to the two albums from start to finish, you would still hear that these albums still have “metal” on them and a lot of songs on these albums are still pretty “thrashy” too. So technically they haven’t really moved away from thrash metal at all. Yeah, “Load/Reload” are both pretty different than the 80’s and 90’s metal but that’s what happens with bands when they get older, ya know? The older they get, the more mature their songwriting gets.

This is what a lot of bands do. Some of them just get tired of playing the same style of music for years and years and I love it when bands take big risks like this. I don’t care what the so-called fans think. I think “Load” and “Re-load” both have some pretty incredible songwriting on them. A lot of songs on the albums can still be pretty fucking tight and heavy too. James singing and rhythm guitar work are both pretty impressive.

I’ve heard every Metallica album they’ve ever done and I’ve loved everything they’ve done including “St. Anger” and “Lulu”.

When it comes to “Load” and “Re-load”, I think it’s crazy that people don’t like songs such as “King Nothing”, “Fuel”, “The Memory Remains”, “Until It Sleeps”, “Hero of the Day”, etc. Yes, they are hit songs but still they are beautifully written songs and I love them all.

Metallica is still amazing and always will be. They’re still one of my favorite bands. I have most all of their albums except I’m missing “And Justice For All” and “St. Anger”. Used to have them both on CD but lost them somewhere. I’ll buy them on Itunes soon so I can complete their entire album discography.

It’s weird, ya know? Metallica fans want the band to put out a new album and when they do, everybody starts shitting on it. It happens with pretty much every album they put out. They’ve done that with “Death Magnetic” and “Hardwired”. It’s happening again. Metallica are about to hit the studio again to make their follow up to “Hardwired” and I’m sure fans will be shitting on their next album too.

Oh well…. fuck the so-called fans. Metallica is still great and I’m looking forward to their next album. People need to learn that bands changes and evolves over the years. That’s the way it goes.

Kev

RIP Kurt Cobain who passed 25 years ago today…

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Nirvana gets a lot of hate nowadays still but I don’t know why. Oh well, I don’t care what the haters think ’cause I’ve always believed that Nirvana is one of the greatest rock bands on the planet. Even though Led Zeppelin will always be my no. 1 favorite band, Nirvana would have to be my second favorite. Kurt Cobain really was an amazing songwriter. Yes, he really was a great rock vocalist too and a good guitar player as well. The three Nirvana albums: “Bleach”, “Nevermind” and “In Utero” will always be masterpieces.

I was listening to Nirvana a lot during my high school years ’cause my high school years were during the 90’s. I still listen to Nirvana today as they are still my favorite band.

I remember being really bummed and upset when Kurt allegedly killed himself. Yes, I said “allegedly” ’cause this case needs to be looked at by law enforcement again. Watch the movie “Soaked in Bleach” and you’ll see.

Even though Nirvana got a lot of controversy and backlash over the years, still though, Kurt inspired a lot of people in positive ways. He changed a lot of lives whether you like him or not.

Kev

Thoughts on the Motley Crue movie, “The Dirt” on Netflix, I thought it was surprisingly great! Very realistic too!!!

I’ve watched the Motley Crue biopic film on Netflix called “The Dirt” last Sunday night and I thought it was surprisingly good! I wasn’t much of a Motley Crue fan much over the years but after seeing this movie, makes me want to get into their music more. I’ve heard all of their hit songs on MTV, of course so I’m definitely familiar with their music. I only own one Motley Crue album which is “The Saints of Los Angeles” their latest album but I’m planning on getting their older albums soon.

As far the Dirt goes, I was surprised of how realistic and accurate the film was. Metal bands like that can be really crazy in real life with the all the sex, drugs and alcohol and all that stuff. Some of you may ask, is everything seen in the movie accurate? According to the band, Motley Crue themselves, they said yes everything in the movie is pretty much true. I’m gonna have to read the book now which was written by Tommy Lee.

The movie had some pretty mixed emotions, though. A lot of times the movie can be funny and entertaining as hell but at the same time it can also be scary and sad. Why is the film a bit scary? Probably ’cause of all the drug use in the movie and what drugs can really do to you, that’s one thing that film showed you. The film wanted to educate you about the dangers of drugs which they did a good job of, I think. The film also can be pretty sad and gotten serious like with the death of Vince’s daughter, Skylar which was the most serious part of the whole film.

I thought it was a great movie. It’s a great movie for die hard fans of Motley Crue and a good film for new fans too. I don’t know much about Motley Crue but I’m gonna have to learn more about them after seeing this movie. I definitely plan on watching this movie again on Netflix this week. Probably this weekend actually. The film was well-written and well-acted by the cast too. It’s recommended seeing for any music fan. You don’t even need to be a Motley Crue fan at all to watch this film. You can watch it to educate yourself on what the rock n’ roll lifestyle is really like. The rock n’ roll lifestyle may seem like a lot of fun but this film wants to show you that it isn’t always enjoyable.

Definitely check it out if you’re a Netflix subscriber.

Kev

Greta Van Fleet being hated on for being a Led Zeppelin rip off is unfair but at the same time, it’s a good thing…

Oh my god. Greta Van Fleet is being hated on left and right in the music industry. They are even being hated on by other famous musicians and bands. It’s crazy, ya know? A lot of famous musicians voiced their opinions on Greta Van Fleet and they aren’t good. In the music industry, there are mixed opinions about Greta Van Fleet… some are positive and some negative. Well, it’s expected when the band is about ready to blow up in the industry big time which they already did.

Yeah, the band sounds very much like Led Zep but who cares, ya know? Greta Van Fleet is still a rockin’ band. They are all talented musicians and they are all on point. Bands ripping off other bands is nothing new so why does Greta Van Fleet get targeted for ripping off other bands? I mean look at all the Nirvanas out there who ripped off Nirvana. Look at all the Metallicas out there who ripped off Metallica. Look at all the Alice In Chains’s who ripped off Alice In Chains. Look at all the Pearl Jams out there who ripped off Pearl Jam. Okay, I think you get my point. Bands rip each other off all the freakin’ time.

On top of that, there were too many other bands who ripped off Led Zeppelin long before Greta Van Fleet came around! What’s funny about all of this is that Led Zeppelin even ripped off their sound from other bands ’cause I’ll admit it Led Zep stole a lot of stuff.

Why is Greta Van Fleet getting targeted for ripping off other bands when bands ripping off each other is a pretty common thing in the industry? Like I said, who cares! It’s just music, ya know?

Anyway, while all of this is unfair for Greta Van Fleet, at the same time, it’s a good thing that they’re getting accused of ripping off Led Zeppelin. It means they’re doing something right. I think people are getting mad at Greta Van Fleet is because they know that they came this close to sounding exactly like Led Zeppelin and no other bands could come close to matching their sound. I think people hate for that reason. They know that Greta Van Fleet and Led Zep almost sound exactly the same. Other bands try to sound like Led Zeppelin but they all fail. The only band that could do it is Greta Van Fleet. I think they just hate out of jealousy nothing more ’cause they wish they could sound like Led Zeppelin.

It’s not Greta Van Fleet’s fault that they sound like Led Zep. They just happen to be huge fans of the band and that’s what happens to musicians when they are influenced by someone. When you’re influenced by a musician you admire, you tend to sound like them by listening to them for a long time. That happens with all musicians, you sound like your heroes.

By the way, I think Greta Van Fleet is a kick ass band. I love them. I’ll buy every album they come out with and I hope I get my chance to see them live.

Kev

Woodstock 50 lineup released today and people are bashing it like crazy…

The official Woodstock festival founded by Michael Lang released the lineup today. They are in a huge backlash ’cause of the lineup. People bashing it like crazy and saying all kinds of negative things about the lineup. From what I’m seeing, I’m seeing a lot of people complaining how this isn’t like the original ’69 lineup of how this lineup doesn’t have enough acts from the ’69 Woodstock.

Are they  on drugs or something? There are plenty of artists on this lineup that are from the original Woodstock festival in ’69. Let’s see: Santana, Canned Heat, Melanie, Country Joe McDonald (who was in Country Joe and the Fish), John Fogerty (Creedence was at Woodstock ’69), etc. etc.

As far as the different genres goes, that’s nothing new with Woodstock. They have always had different genres at all their Woodstocks over the years so it’s nothing new.

As far as my thoughts on the lineup goes, I think it’s pretty good. A lot of good talent here: Greta Van Fleet, Sturgill Simpson, Dead & Company, John Fogerty, Brandi Carlile, The Black Keys, Robert Plant and the Sensational Spaceshifters, The Raconteurs (this is Jack White’s band, btw) and I think the Killers are a pretty damn good band too.

I have no problem with the lineup except my only complaint is that it ignored metal for this one: no Metallica? No Megadeth? No Slayer? No Iron Maiden? No Ac/Dc? No Guns N’ Roses? Any of these bands would have been cool.

Anyway, we’re in a new generation of music lovers who won’t understand Woodstock and their history so it’s understandable why people of today are gonna get mad. There are gonna be a lot of people who aren’t with the times.

I do find it weird that Pussy Riot has been booked and I’m like WTF? It’s going to be interesting with that performance and no doubt some controversy will come out of that one. Will Pussy Riot get booed off the stage?

I told you this festival is going to have some rap artists ’cause previous Woodstocks had some rap artists. They had rap artists at Woodstock ’94 and ’99.

Other than that, it’s not a bad lineup. I’m glad Greta Van Fleet and Robert Plant are on the same bill together even though they are booked at different days. Will Greta Van Fleet and Robert Plant perform together? I think it’s a possibility they will do a duet together and it will be cool to see Josh and Robert sing together. Greta Van Fleet are huge Led Zeppelin fans and I’m sure it will be a dream come true for the band if they performed with Robert Plant. It’s a possibility that could happen so we’ll just wait.

Kev

RIP: Keith Flint 1969 – 2019…

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Some sad news in the music industry today. Keith Flint who is known as the vocalist for the eletronica/rock band named Prodigy, most famous for their hit songs “Breathe” and “Firestarter” just passed away today.

I wasn’t much of a fan but I used to listen to the album “The Fat of the Land” when I was younger. I remember first seeing the “Breathe” video on MTV and fell in love with it. Then I saw this freaky looking dude on the video with weird hair, eyeliner, pierces all over his face and tattoos all over him. That freaky looking dude was Keith Flint, the founding singer of Prodigy.

Well he just passed away suddenly due to suicide it looks like. Yep, we lost another rock star due to suicide. First Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington and now Keith Flint. If you think being a rock star is easy then think again. It’s not an easy lifestyle ’cause to me it looks like to be an overwhelming and stressful job. All the fame and money and all that could lead you to depression and all that. It’s sad but it is what it is. Rock stars aren’t cartoon characters. They are real people and real human beings like all of us so they are going to have all kinds of problems like all of us.

It’s sad we lost Keith Flint but like him or not, Prodigy was a successful band in the industry. Everyone knew who they were even though they had a few hits. Keith Flint was a recognizable figure for sure ’cause of his unique look. That’s what I liked about him. I wish I still have the “Fat of the Land” album but don’t have the CD anymore.  I can always get it back from Itunes. It’s a great album.

We lost another good one.

Kev