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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by NatasNJ, Jan 26, 2006.
If they changed the format to finding a guitarist, I might actually watch.
I was fortunate enough to meet Paul Mirkovich (sp?) of the House Band last Wednesday evening before an INXS concert.
Paul confirmed there will be a Rockstar 2 which will begin in July. He and the House Band will be back on the show and they are recording a CD which will be released prior to the new season. Unfortunately, he could not /would not comment or hint about which band will be seeking a new member this season.
They could regroup under the name "The Windows".
Yeh, that's what I meant.
I have been hearing more rumors about VH being the band.
And by the way, in response to one post above, what's wrong with Styx? They were great and were a big part of the 70s/80s. Of course once Dennis DeYoung left, the heart and soul of the band was gone.
Styx has a new guy they tour with, so they don't need a new singer. Same with Journey. They're 2 of my faves.
Apparently David Lee Roth (now on morning radio, you'll remember) is feuling those rumors. But CBS officially denied it yesterday. They said something like "it's a rumor. We deny it." But that doesn't mean they not still negotiating.
IMHO, Styx without Dennis DeYoung is not Styx. Journey without Steve Perry is not Journey. For that matter, Pink Floyd without Roger Waters is not Pink Floyd.
The only exception to this general rule for me was Genesis. After Peter Gabriel left and Phil took over the lead vocals, they produced two excellent albums, And then There Were Three and Duke. Though I liked Abacab, I think that is when the band started getting a little too commercial for my tastes (though there are also some post Abacab tunes that got heavy play on my iPod).
All that being said, I would really like to see Van Halen do this........Can you just see Eddie, sitting there, smoking a cig, and saying, "I'm sorry XXX, you're just not right for our band, Van Halen". Alex won't be able to sit still, and Michael will probably be hitting on all the girls.
Agreed about Styx, Journey, and Genesis.
But if you want to see them live nowadays, you gotta see the new guys. And they aren't bad, they're just not the original line up. Besides, it's not like Dennis or Steve are out touring solo.
I disagree on Floyd. Both Momentary Lapse of Reason and Division Bell are great albums and were easily a step up from Roger's last album. Not saying they didn't lose a little something with him leaving, but they still put out great music and performances. I do agree with you about Styx and Journey (can add Queen, which just isn't right without Freddy).
There is no such thing as Queen without Freddie Mercury.
I agree with Queen, and add my vote of disagreement about Pink Floyd. The work they've done without Roger is pretty equal quality to their regular level of success (as opposed to the couple of mega-successes, of course).
Styx .. well, I have a long running eyerolling opinion about Dennis DeYoung in the first place. Unlike some of these others, he was never the sole singer or songwriter. I believe if DeYoung was still with the band, the industry would have passed them by anyway (which, really, is the difference between these "Not X without Y" bands and bands who have continued success with different singers/lineups .. see AC/DC and the Stones).
Tho VH may make the most sense, I kind of hope it isn't them. Frankly, I don't think any of those guys' personalities are condusive to making it worthy television. Yes, it could be interesting television to watch them be jerks. But the first season was more "feel good" about the future of the band. I wouldn't feel that way about any VH incarnation. I'd prefer if that band just officially called it quits, and Eddie and Alex went about making their own albums under a different name. Michael can guest star, they can have rotating singers ... just stop trying to call it VH.
I'd rather see STP, but I don't know if they have the popularity behind their catalog to pull it off.
I'd like them to resurrect Baltimora.
Good analysis of what VH should probably do.
One final note on my Floyd thoughts.....I'm not saying Floyd without Roger didn't make good music, I am just saying I much prefer when Roger is with the band.......
Rockstar: The Beatles?
dswallow, haha where the hell did that come from?? Made me laugh out loud.
Yeah, "Rock Star - Baltimora", that'd be something.
DLR will be looking for a gig if the reviews of his radio show are any indication.
Wouldn't that require them digging him up and re-burying his body in the old Indian graveyard?
May be an interesting TV show, but I don't think it's really Rock Star at that point ...
Fair enough! In the perfect world I'd rather have them back together too
I don't know about Steve Perry, but Dennis DeYoung has been performing. He does a show with a backing orchestra or something called "Dennis DeYoung: THe Music of Styx".
As for Styx with the new guy, I think he's awful. I've passed on seeing them four or five times over the last few years.
I'm glad I maded it to a show on the Return to Paradise Tour in '96 before they split.