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What are drag racing fans favorite bands?

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  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    mgty3whlr wrote: »
    He picked up on Jimmy Page with the finger tapping and took it to another level
    Short clip of Eddie at the Smithsonian:

    https://youtu.be/3CwDKqfMX3o

    Eddie talking about that time 40 years ago Feb. 10, 1978:

    https://youtu.be/yb26D8bBZB8?t=11m23s

    https://youtu.be/yb26D8bBZB8?t=44m46s
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton has revealed that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will be sitting out most, if not all, of the band's tour dates in support of their upcoming Firepower LP.

    Tipton, 70, joined Judas Priest prior to the recording of their first album in 1974 and has remained a steady fixture of the lineup since.

    According to a statement issued by the band, Tipton isn't quitting, although he's currently only able to "play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging" and "due to the nature of Parkinson's progression he wants to let you all know that he won't be be touring as such."

    https://youtu.be/RVoE3d3OYsM

    You may have to stop touring, but don’t let it keep you from living!

    https://youtu.be/u_d87QdbRqU
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    13 years ago yesterday, Steve Vai released his 7th and final album that would cement him as the 4th greatest guitar player of all time!

    Below, along with a full orchestra, his awesome Grammy-nominated tune.

    https://youtu.be/6CfEaSmdtGU
  • mgty3whlrmgty3whlr Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUUfNwm3spU

    Check him out, Eric Johnson. Ya think his fingers are tired?
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    mgty3whlr wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUUfNwm3spU

    Check him out, Eric Johnson. Ya think his fingers are tired?
    Amazing 1988 Austin City Limits show. 2 years before the awesome Grammy-nominated album that "Cliffs of Dover" would be on too, which was released next week in 1990. Cliffs of Dover would go on to win a Grammy in 1992 for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Not many tunes lasted 4 years in the biz, much less instrumentals. That's how good he is.
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    30 YEARS AGO TODAY Kingdom Come was born!

    Back in the 80's, there were no computers, no such word as "download". You actually had to get off the couch and go to the music store to get your tunes, and boy did we/they!

    With "Get It On" getting heavy radio play, the album went gold (500,000 albums sold) the same day it hit music store shelves and went platinum (1 million) a month later! The album reaching to #12 on Billboard.

    https://youtu.be/wWlc_D7k9yk
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    Released today in 1981 and sandwiched between two of their greatest achievements, "British Steel" and "Screaming for Vengeance", was this little gem of an album containing the latest (and maybe greatest) motorcycle anthem...

    https://youtu.be/WtABg813nJk
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    30 YEARS AGO TODAY Robert Plant released his fourth and best selling solo album "Now and Zen" and in the process finally admitted to himself and the world that it was pretty cool to have been the singer of Led Zeppelin.

    "I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and fanatical acceptance," Plant explained to Rolling Stone magazine in a March 24, 1988 interview. "It's time to get on and enjoy it now."

    He even recruited Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to play lead guitar on two of the album's big hits "Heaven Knows" and "Tall Cool One". Album peaked at #6

    https://youtu.be/VoxsXuqQw_A?t=8m33s
  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member
    edited February 2018
    So glad I got to see them both together in '95 with Jason Bonham on the skins. Zep has always been kind of a magical band to me. I experienced goose bumps more than once that night!

    I also got to see Plant in what must have been about '85 with the Honey Drippers "opening up" for him.... which I was totally unaware was supposed to happen whe I bought my ticket. I just read up about that show and learned he gave 7 encores that night!
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    Saw a lot of bands in the 80's, but Plant we somehow missed and wish we hadn't. Him and SRV.
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    45 YEARS AGO TODAY!

    The Doobie Brothers had discovered their sound with this third album. Peaked at #7.

    Long Train Runnin' would peak at #6 and China Grove would reach to #15

    https://youtu.be/3VJsqcrieVA
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    This week, Journey's Greatest Hits has reached the vaunted status of being only the third album to spend 500 weeks on the Billboard 200 in the chart's 61-year history!

    #1: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (937 weeks)
    #2: The Best of Bob Marley (510 weeks)
    #3: THE BEST OF JOURNEY! (500 weeks)

    ... btw, you can replace the bass player with an American Idol judge, but YOU CAN'T REPLACE STEVE PEERY!

    https://youtu.be/Tz-KVQZviKc
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY Thin Lizzy released what became their final studio album!

    New member John Sykes guitar blazes throughout and makes it known that Lizzy were as contemporary as the new breed of hard rockers roaming around at the time.

    https://youtu.be/g39YnOw0NeQ

    By year's end, Phil pulled the plug on the band and left heartbroken fans begging them to stay. Within three years, the substance issues Lynott had been fighting would catch up with him and claim his life.

    After Phil's death in 1986, the band broke up and John Sykes (blonde) went on to write, produce, and perform all lead guitars on Whitesnakes most successful album in 1987 that contained the famous tune "Still of the night". After trying to kick David Coverdale out of his own group for taking credit for his music, he went on to form his own band Blue Murder.

    btw, love how Phil apologizes to his mother for saying a curse word, lol

    https://youtu.be/M5jDrqB83Ls
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY heavy metal got its first #1 album!

    Founded by Randy Rhoads 2 albums earlier, then leaving to Ozzy Osbourne and rock immortality, Quiet Riot hit the top of the music world with their 3rd release today in 1983 and was helped in no small part by the band's heavy exposure on MTV in which the television network launched their album into the stratosphere (Over 6 million copies sold!)

    https://youtu.be/tkKDoWqyDZ8
  • WillyWilly Administrator
    edited March 2018
    slugbelch wrote: »
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY Thin Lizzy released what became their final studio album!

    New member John Sykes guitar blazes throughout and makes it known that Lizzy were as contemporary as the new breed of hard rockers roaming around at the time.

    https://youtu.be/g39YnOw0NeQ

    By year's end, Phil pulled the plug on the band and left heartbroken fans begging them to stay. Within three years, the substance issues Lynott had been fighting would catch up with him and claim his life.

    After Phil's death in 1986, the band broke up and John Sykes (blonde) went on to write, produce, and perform all lead guitars on Whitesnakes most successful album in 1987 that contained the famous tune "Still of the night". After trying to kick David Coverdale out of his own group for taking credit for his music, he went on to form his own band Blue Murder.

    btw, love how Phil apologizes to his mother for saying a curse word, lol

    https://youtu.be/M5jDrqB83Ls

    We saw Thin Lizzy in Sept. 1978 at the Aragon Ballroom....they were still on the Bad Reputation tour. Great set by those guys, but there was one problem....They followed The Dictators (very good but not well received by the mostly stoner/metal crowd), who were the opening act, and AC/DC, who were on the Powerage tour. Angus and the boys blew. the. roof. off. that old joint. T-L must have known they had just been upstaged...
  • Mike CarrMike Carr Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    I am thirty-eight years old. So, my likes may vary from many others.

    My favorite genre of music is modern hard rock. Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Disturbed, Skillet, Staind, Three Days Grace, My Darkest Days, Stone Sour, and the like. I don't know if I could pick any one favorite.

    That said, I love ALL music, period. I played trumpet for ten years in school. And, nowadays, I love to sing karaoke. One night, a number of years ago, I sang a Frank Sinatra song (we know who he is/was), Elvis Presley (same), ZZ Top (classic rock), Kid Rock (newer rock), Nelly (rap), Alabama (country), Brian Setzer Orchestra (jazz/swing) and others. When I went to leave, the guy that did the karaoke stopped me on my way out the door to shake my hand. He said he was impressed that one guy would sing so many different genre's of music, and do them all well. I know quite a few people that sing only one genre of music (all country, oldies, whatever. But, that is just my personal taste in music. If a person could read, on a given week, my history folder on YouTube, one would think I was beyond bipolar. But, that's just me.
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY, not only this tune, but the whole concert was professionally recorded live and it's still not legally available except in crappy bootleg form and is now the crown jewel of many fans' video collections!

    The Red Rocker and a Trans Am on stage was hard to beat in 1983. The following year, he couldn't drive 55.

    https://youtu.be/D1f1e6cyTZ0
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    RIP Peter “Mars” Cowling who was the bassist and cofounder of The Pat Travers Band. He passed away Tuesday at 72.

    https://youtu.be/1P66JG8k50U
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY, ZZ Top took it to another level with the release of their Eliminator album.

    With hits like "Gimme All Your Lovin", "Sharp Dressed Man", "Legs", "Got Me Under Pressure", and "TV Dinners" they made the band worldwide stars. The videos that were made for the new TV network MTV sealed the deal. With over 10 million records sold, it is their most successful album.

    https://youtu.be/SGW4qMUysAQ
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    30 YEARS AGO TODAY and described by the Swiss band as "Their best and last attempt to keep the band together in a deep crisis", it saw the return of their founding member, bass player Chris von Rohr.

    After the albums release today in 1988, which was Krokus' 10th and their best, the rest of the band quit.
    lol

    You can tell this is the 80's, not one tattoo can be seen.
    btw, THIS should've been Frozen's theme!

    https://youtu.be/MRxtFXOe9Pg

    It's time to rock-n-roll tonight!

    https://youtu.be/zz4P_D_pmUE
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY David Bowie released his best selling album "Let's Dance"!

    The album peaked at #4 and It would contain 3 of his most successful hits with "Modern Love" and "China Girl" reaching to #2 and "Let's Dance" would hit at #1.

    The 1983 album would also contain the future #2 guitarist of all time Stevie Ray Vaughn! In this live performance, Peter Frampton would do the honors:

    https://youtu.be/sNiJ1Z2_hfg
  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    slugbelch wrote: »
    35 YEARS AGO TODAY David Bowie released his best selling album "Let's Dance"!

    The album peaked at #4 and It would contain 3 of his most successful hits with "Modern Love" and "China Girl" reaching to #2 and "Let's Dance" would hit at #1.

    The 1983 album would also contain the future #2 guitarist of all time Stevie Ray Vaughn! In this live performance, Peter Frampton would do the honors:

    https://youtu.be/sNiJ1Z2_hfg

    Saw him in '87 at the Pontiac Silverdome. I knew Frampton had played with him but never knew Stevie did!
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    HEMI_guy wrote: »
    Saw him in '87 at the Pontiac Silverdome. I knew Frampton had played with him but never knew Stevie did!
    "SRV was slated to hit the road with Bowie to promote Let’s Dance in May 1983—but Texas Flood was about to come out. The Bowie tour would keep him on the road for a year, keeping him from promoting his own album. Bowie’s management decided to let Stevie open select dates on the tour.

    That sounded fine to SRV. But shortly before the tour began, Bowie’s management reneged. Not only would they not allow Double Trouble to open for Bowie, but Stevie couldn’t give interviews about his album while on tour for Bowie. SRV never got to decide whether or not to stay with Bowie. Chesley Millikin, his manager, did it for him.

    Moments before Stevie boarded Bowie’s bus, the tour manager pulled his gear and bags off the vehicle. The bus took off without him, leaving SRV on the sidewalk with no idea what to do next. With his new freedom, Stevie put his attention on promoting Texas Flood and turned the loss into a gain."


    Full article:
    https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/david-bowie-stevie-ray-vaughan-connection-lets-dance-cat-people
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    30 YEARS AGO TODAY!

    ... and 4 years after they "Rocked You Like a Hurricane", The Scorpions release their follow-up album. It peaked at #5 and went platinum in June.

    The 80's was also the decade when grand stages ruled the game!

    https://youtu.be/vS7BfEHlrZY
  • csbmikkicsbmikki Junior Member
    edited April 2018
    You guys have probably seen this site. A lot of good info.
    http://www.classicbands.com/history.html
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    45 YEARS AGO TODAY The Eagles release a concept album about the Old West and, especially the Dalton Gang – a group of late 19th century outlaws led by three brothers.

    And then there's the title track. One of the band's best-ever songs.

    Linda Ronstadt recorded her version of Desperado on her 1973 album "Don't Cry Now". Founding member Don Henley credited Ronstadt for popularizing the song with this early cover of the song and Rolling Stone ranks Desperado number 494 on the magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

    https://youtu.be/ebL-6-fGJl0
  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    slugbelch wrote: »
    45 YEARS AGO TODAY The Eagles release a concept album about the Old West and, especially the Dalton Gang – a group of late 19th century outlaws led by three brothers.

    And then there's the title track. One of the band's best-ever songs.

    Linda Ronstadt recorded her version of Desperado on her 1973 album "Don't Cry Now". Founding member Don Henley credited Ronstadt for popularizing the song with this early cover of the song and Rolling Stone ranks Desperado number 494 on the magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

    https://youtu.be/ebL-6-fGJl0

    One of my greatest regrets was not seeing them in concert.... especially the Hell Freezes Over tour. But the $175 per ticket price may as well been $10,000 to me back then.
  • Tommy2ToneTommy2Tone Junior Member
    edited April 2018
    foghat :D
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    25 YEARS AGO TODAY!

    Next to Van Halen’s spiteful parting with David Lee Roth, no other singer vs. band debacle in Rock-n-Roll generated more press or tested allegiances harder than Motley Crue’s ugly divorce from singer Vince Neil in 1992.

    And on April 27, 1993, Vince drew first musical blood, reaching to #13 on Billboard.

    With ex Motley Crue singer and ex Billy Idol Steve Stevens, one of the top 15 guitar players of all time, played all guitars and bass for the album. The duo toured with ex Ozzy bassist Phil Soussan and ex Enuff Z'Nuff drummer Vik Foxx. Their manager was also an ex, former Dam Yankees and Night Ranger Jack Blades. With all those ex's, no wonder they fought in and out of court and they all lasted for only one album... but it was a good one.

    btw, Vince opened up for (Sammy Hagar) Van Halen that year, lol

    https://youtu.be/nrpzCiUstw0

    Live on MTV:
    https://youtu.be/BrskcZK5qNU

    https://youtu.be/6QUsyybeEAo
  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member
    edited May 2018
    30 YEARS AGO TODAY, There was another band that made an entire album one big story. The Who, Pink Floyd, and Rush did it, now Queensryche when they released the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime and set them on the world stage when it arrived on May 3, 1988. The concept album about government corruption, corporate greed and dicey counter-culture revolutionaries, was unprecedented and remains relevant decades after its initial release.

    https://youtu.be/CNdOsL4Xe7Q

    Lead singer Geoff Tate: "We’re brought up as children to believe that the world is black and white. … And the older you get, you realize that’s a complete lie, and that there’s a loose code that we’re supposed to follow but most people don’t. So it’s kind of an eye opening experience when you realize that the way you were brought up isn’t the way that the world works.”

    https://youtu.be/R7xtYIJgPjg

    In the 2017 update of the 100 greatest metal albums of all time, Rolling Stone placed the LP at No. 67. Many fans believe Operation: Mindcrime remains Queensryche’s finest hour.

    https://youtu.be/E_LDkphPYic

    The album reached number 50 on the #Billboard charts. Released during the birth of MTV, the album went gold, then platinum, then double platinum, and it’s just been selling ever since.

    The Mission:
    https://youtu.be/bglInWLoxdc

    Suite Sister Mary:
    https://youtu.be/8CZGion20E4

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