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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

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Woodstock 2019 by Michael Lang confirmed for August at Watkins Glen…

The real and official Woodstock Festival founded by Michael Lang has been officially confirmed to Rolling Stone that a three day Festival is gonna happen in August at Watkins Glen. Michael says to Rolling Stone that the lineup has already been booked… he doesn’t say what bands and artists are on the lineup but he hints the lineup has full of rap, pop and rock acts on the bill.

Michael says he wants newer talent to cover some songs from bands that played on the original 1969 to help celebrate the original’s 50th Anniversary and that sounds interesting.

Michael also says there will be some bands from the original Woodstock reuniting for Woodstock 2019. He doesn’t say who, of course. There have been talks of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young reuniting for 2019 but Michael says he talked with all of them. The guys still don’t get along and they hate each other still so don’t expect a CSNY reunion ’cause it probably won’t happen.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/woodstock-50th-anniversary-michael-lang-775588/?fbclid=IwAR0u0L3Hw-A6LbON8NOMNGBFWN3zaP_une2jYm102H5b_jZADqR8K9VwItI

So what bands from the original Woodstock could be making a comeback for this one? The Who? Yes, maybe. I’m sure Carlos Santana will be getting a slot ’cause he’s still around playing music. Other possibilities could be Canned Heat, Sweetwater, Sly and the Family Stone, Blood Sweat & Tears, Mountain, etc.

What about Creedence Clearwater Revival? No, definitely not possible ’cause Fogerty and the surviving members of Creedence still hate each other, I think but I can definitely see John Fogerty’s solo band getting a slot ’cause CCR played the original Woodstock. It’ll be cool. Hey, ya never know, though… maybe Fogerty and the surviving members finally put their differences aside and they could reunite for a one-off show. Remember, Tom Fogerty who is John’s brother died in 1990 but Fogerty getting together with Stu Cook and Doug Clifford would be badass. I doubt it’ll happen but it’ll be cool.

The Band will never reunite ’cause that band isn’t possible without Levon Helm but I’m sure plenty of artists will be covering songs by them.

Since the Grateful Dead played the original Woodstock, I can see Dead and Company getting a slot and I bet Dead and Company did get a slot for Woodstock 2019. We’ll wait and see.

I’m sure this Woodstock lineup will be revealed real soon and it’ll be interesting.

Kev