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Classic Rock Songs that just fuckin' suck

BUTT

Kreese
I was going to see them at Bethel Woods with the Pretenders last year if not for COVID. I've passed up many chances to see them in the past so I guess I'm not that crazy about them without Perry. However, the story of why the lineup changed is kinda interesting. Ross Valory and Steve Smith were fired after they, according to Schon and Cain, attempted a coup to seize control of Nightmare Productions (Journey's corporate entity) and then retire from the band while still getting paid. (Documents relevant to the legal proceedings reveal that Perry, as per the 1998 agreement that excised him from the band, gets paid 12.5% of their net tour income!) I'm surprised they let Deen back in since he was accused of rape among many other bad things, but I suspect he's there because NMW won't play every show with them. I'm not sure if Randy will play with them at all. They have a bassist named Marco Mendoza (whose named I've heard a lot over the years and I always assumed he was the same person as Mark Mendoza from Twisted Sister, but I guess not) and a second keyboardist who also sings lead on some songs. But I watched a little of that Lollapalooza video and Arnel's voice is really wearing thin. He's been doing it longer than Perry and I think he's at the end of his rope. Hope he doesn't resort to lip syncing like Steve Augeri.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
Those Journey songs are effin hard to sing for a sustained period of time. I actually think Journey was veering towards the right direction during brief period where they hired Jeff Scott Soto. They should probably get a power metal vocalist next time they are looking for a vocalist.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
It probably did, presumably. Gene apologized for his comments which is rare for him and Paul posted all over his social media what an amazing front man DLR has been over the years. Like I don't think Gene railroading him and replacing him with a GD rock n roll painter was sole reason he retired but being publicly humiliated by a fellow superwashed classic rock act did probably hasten the decision.


As a classic rock nerd, I do want to point how fitting it is that Gene Simmons discovered Van Halen and produced their demo then played a role in DLR retiring.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
Gossip websites that fuckin' suck!

Stones haven't said they're retiring the song (or waiting for "woke culture to die down" to add it back to the setlist like the article said). They're just taking a break from it. They probably SHOULD retire it but I'd be willing to bet (Cue CWM crack about not honoring bets) that they play it by the end of the tour.

I overheard that TMZ subtly became a right wing alarmist site but I hadn't seen it with my own two eyes until now!
 

BUTT

Kreese
I took a quick look at setlist.fm and it seems they've played it at almost every show for at least the last 20 years, and I assume probably the 30 before that but I'm not that invested in it to keep matching the number of shows per year and the number of "Brown Sugar" performances per year. It's clear that they're not playing it because of the racism, which is fine but don't pretend it isn't happening. Sebastian Bach is only performing half of "Get the Fuck Out" on his Slave to the Grind tour (which I may be going to next week - stay tuned for updates) because he has deemed the lyrics too problematic, and I think Mick is a little more judicious than Baz.
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
No joke. And it doesn't belong in the "fucking suck" thread wtf.
Musically, absolutely not. Thematically, maybe. I mean people were questioning if it was problematic in the 70s! It had its time, people can still hear it whenever but I'm more than OK with the Stones retiring it. It's amazing it lasted in their setlist and classic rock radio rotations as long as it has!
 

Kamala The Simp

Integral Poster
How the hell are Motley Crue going to get through a stadium tour with this friggin goof next summer?

Well I guess Steve Harwell and David Lee Roth will be available.
 

BUTT

Kreese
Funny thing is Vince only sings 9 songs at his solo shows and he still needs to take a ten minute break in the middle of the set where his guitarist sings "Heaven and Hell" and "Whole Lotta Love." He played in Middletown with Night Ranger a few years ago and I do not regret not going. I highly doubt his bloated ass can handle a full Crue tour but I'm sure they'll have plenty of backing tracks to help out.
 
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