Rockstar 2.. Who is the band?

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  1. Jan 26, 2006 #21 of 108
    KRS

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    JD Fortune is by no means a Michael Hutchence impersonator. He actually worked as an ELVIS impersonator before getting the INXS gig.

    I think the runner up (Marty something) was more like Hutchence than any of the other contestants.


    The Beatles - good hoax, not going to happen
    Van Halen - would have been a great choice, apparently not interested
    Queen - already found a singer?
    Nirvana - I'd like to see this one too, but Dave Grohl doesn't need the money
    "Spoilerized band" - legal issues with former "head" singer
    Blind Melon - not popular enough
    Drowning Pool - not popular enough
    Sublime - bigger than Drowning Pool, but still not mainstream enough
    Stone Temple Pilots - a definate possibility
    Alice in Chains - not as big as STP, but might work
    Lush - not popular enough, although I'd like to see them back together
    Joy Division - this would be the coolest, but would upset Interpol :)
    Skinny Puppy - could be a great show, but would only air on Fuse
    Plasmatics - sponsored by 3M brand electrical tape

    ...and my personal top pick
    The Police - Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers could probably use the cash
     
  2. Jan 26, 2006 #22 of 108
    MickeS

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    Oh come on... I think they should do one with the band Death, and get a replacement for Chuck Schuldiner.... eh... :D
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2006 #24 of 108
    MarkofT

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    I don't think it will be STP. From the STP Wikipedia article:
    It won't be Sublime, Nirvana or Blind Melon as their frontmen was the band. Not that none of the other members were lacking talent, but it was the frontmen who gave the band it's flavor. It would be like trying to find a replacement for Double Trouble or The Heartbreakers.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2006 #25 of 108
    IndyJones1023

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    Styx!
     
  6. Jan 26, 2006 #26 of 108
    Spire

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    Woohoo Styx! I love Styx!

    Oh wait. No I don't. :D
     
  7. Jan 26, 2006 #27 of 108
    IndyJones1023

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    :D
     
  8. Jan 26, 2006 #28 of 108
    barrettd

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    I knew he was an Elvis impersonator, but I was thinking more in terms of his voice. He tries awfully hard to sound like Hutchence, but his performance style definitely fits with the Elvis impersonator persona.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2006 #29 of 108
    DevdogAZ

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    I thought they were looking for a bass player, not a singer. ;)
     
  10. Jan 27, 2006 #30 of 108
    JakeyB

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    Well, Sublime's members formed a new band and they had a hit or 2, so that's not completely fair to say. And Dave Grohl kinda would be too busy and would have no reason to do a Nirvana Rock Stars :)
     
  11. Jan 27, 2006 #31 of 108
    aindik

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    Could be the "house band" from last season is looking to go on tour and needs a singer. It would be lame, but it's a way to do another season without having a "real" band in need of a front-person.

    The Doors are another possibility, though they've recently been touring with someone. There's also Big Brother and the Holding Company, and The [Insert New Guy's Name Here] Experience. ;)

    VH would have been perfect. Too bad they're not interested.

    It's a shame Axl owns the Guns n' Roses trademark. If only the other guys could get together and do a show about replacing him. Though, they kinda already replaced him with Scott Weiland. :)
     
  12. Jan 27, 2006 #32 of 108
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    And STP also did Talk Show during one of Weiland's absences. Don't know if that ultimately matters.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2006 #33 of 108
    KRS

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    The remaining Doors also had legal problems using that name, and I think they even had some legal wranglings over "Doors 21st Century" or whatever name they tried to skirt the copyright with. The replacement singer was almost too perfect (IMHO) - Ian Astbury of The Cult.



    I somehow don't see Rock Star: (insert name here) having a lot of longevity.

    I wonder how the new INXS album is selling. They probably would have been better off releasing another greatest hits CD with a couple new songs, including Dirty Vegas.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2006 #34 of 108
    Bob Coxner

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    From the Los Angeles Times http://www.calendarlive.com/cl-et-inxs27jan27,0,7954524.story?coll=cl-home-more-channels "The band's new material, from a November release by Epic Records that carries the appropriate title "Switch," was recorded in a six-week scramble that often found the members in separate rooms laying down their contributions in assembly line style. Part of the rush was to cash in while the TV show was fresh in people's minds. "Switch" has sold 246,000 copies — hardly a smash, but nowhere near a disaster either. The CD, the band's first since Hutchence sang on the 1997 release "Elegantly Wasted," set up the tour, which arrives tonight at Gibson Amphitheatre."

    The tour has been getting excellent reviews and sold out shows.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2006 #35 of 108
    MitchO

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    Or even a CD with half of the old songs sang by JD, with a few new tracks. I noticed that the song they announced as the first single has pretty much disappeared, but Dirty Vegas is getting some decent airplay here in the NY/NJ area.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2006 #36 of 108
    LifeIsABeach

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    I think they are just going to do it like American idol, but for the newest Rock Star. They don't need a band the new person will front. I thought INXS drug down the show last time ayway. The last few singers left on the show were way to good for those third-rate musicians.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2006 #37 of 108
    DLL66

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    Back to Van Halen. Sammy Hagar did rejoin them. It is a problem with Eddie's personal stuff.
     
  18. Jan 29, 2006 #38 of 108
    Michelle5150

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    Yeah. It's pretty clear at this point that LSD (Lead Singer Disease) isn't the problem anymore. It's GPD. I really wish someone would step up and help the guy. :(
     
  19. Jan 29, 2006 #39 of 108
    net114

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    Hey, Journey hasn't been doing anything.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2006 #40 of 108
    IndyJones1023

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    Except touring and putting out new albums.
     

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