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Ep. 78 We Open Another Can of Worms, This Time It’s Eric Singer

Episode 78, June 3, 2014. We found another can of worms, this time it’s Eric Singer and his comments about Ace Frehley and Peter Criss being hypocrites with regards to others wearing their makeup. We are joined by Lonnie Weishaar who is auditioning to join the show, how does he fit in? We can let it slide that he is a BIG Ace Frehley fan, lol. We also review Gimme a Feelin the first single from Ace Frehley’s new album Space Invader. And, we respond to some “constructive criticism” left for us in a YouTube video.

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  • ken harness

    Great show as always guys. I love Ace’s new song, and yes it reminds me of 1978, but not because it sounds the same. To me, it has the same magic and spark that 78 Ace had. I think Ace is really starting to enjoy playing again.

    On the issue of cover bands, there is an excellent article entitled “Tribute and Cover Bands” that was written by Monica Manubes, a student at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, for the course “Business and Intellectual Property” in the Master in Global Entertainment and Music Business.

    First, Ms. Manubes defines a tribute band as “a group of musicians who play the music of a famous pop group and at the same time pretend to be that group, in most of the cases the famous group has disbanded, ceased touring or is deceased.” (Cambridge Dictionary) So, by definition, a band cannot be a tribute to itself, nor could original members of the band join a tribute to their band and it still be considered a tribute.

    But what I find more interesting in Ms. Manubes article is the following : “There are also certain benefits of being a member of a Tribute Band. In certain occasions, tribute band’s members have been called up to join the actual band they were playing tribute to or a related band that features members of that band.

    The first case of a tribute performed joining the original band was in 1996, when Tim “Ripper” Owens, from the tribute band British Steel replaced Judas Priest’s lead singer Rob Halford. This case was the inspiration for the 2001 film “Rock Star”.

    Another case was when Tommy Thayer, who played with Cold Gin, Kiss cover band replaced Ace Frehley, the lead guitarist in 2002. His cooperation with Kiss started long time ago, working as a songwriter and session guitarist in 1989 and 1998 recording Hot in the Shade and Psycho Circus albums.”

    Did Judas Priest become a tribute band when they hired Ripper, who was undoubtedly chosen because his tenure in British Steel enabled him to mimic Halford’s voice and mannerisms to near perfection? No more than Kiss was a Bon Jovi tribute band in the mid 80s.

  • Karl

    Where is this Dr. Fukk video you speak of in Three Sides?


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