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  1. Post Christmas splurge on concerts this past week. David Bowie Celebration (Feb), Buckcherry (March), Kansas (April), Rival Sons (May), Bryan Ferry (Sept) and The Who (Oct). My kid's band is wrapping up album two and they are keen to be back playing live so there will lots of their shows I hope.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    All I can say is keep looking. There's amazing music currently being made if you are open to change. The talent is out there but the radio doesn't support it so you have to search. An example for me is Chance The Rapper's 'Same Drugs'. Just amazing and his lyrics are off the charts. Using imagery from Peter Pan and drugs to explain the dissolving of a relationship, the Beatles would be proud.
  3. I love Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Kind of disappointed that Bonham disrespected him, especially when it was his gig and stage.
  4. I go with Dharma as well. He had some really nice solos and loved his tone. Iommi was a one trick pony. Mind you, it was one hell of a trick. Dharma could do more but could not do any one thing near as well as Iommi did his thing. Dharma's the better guitarist but Iommi has been way more influential.
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    Best RP stage outfit

    11, 16 and 17. I prefer the more understated look.
  6. I think this one purely comes down to style preference. I find Townsend stuff easier to play than Harrison, subtle has never been my forte.
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    Sir George Martin vs Peter Grant

    The Beatles could have used a Peter Grant and most likely would have lasted as a band a bit longer. Led Zeppelin had no need for a George Martin but were very smart to use the John brothers in a lessor capacity.
  8. This. To have all other instruments drop out was and still is genius. That and the layering of guitars on Achilles Last Stand. I would love a proper 5.1 mix of ALS to give the guitars a little more room just so I could appreciate each one a little more.
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    New 1968 Live shows for the 50th anniversary

    This. King Crimson has been doing amazing things with horrible recordings for years. A four track reel to reel to work from could deliver us something exceptional with the bonus (for me at least) is that it is going to sound raw.
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    Empress Valley Warning

    I saw them when they came through town. I am sure they're doing okay. A 5,000 person venue, sold out at $125-$175 at ticket. Even after costs and split 8 ways they are doing okay.
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    Empress Valley Warning

    That's just not true. You just can't make big money any more. My kid is in a band, can have a decent sized recording budget and pay for the recording costs and more from Spotify. Anything from Apple is pure profit and it all acts as advertising to play live, where the decent income is to be found. A decent band, working smart can make a living purely from being musicians but they have to run it a lot like a small business. My kid knows unless the band blows up big that the best paycheck is from licensing music to movies and commercials. Lots of luck involved there but same can be said for the music business in general. This all brings it back full circle to the early '60's. None of the bands then thought of music as a career or a way to get rich. It was something fun to do while young. I'm okay with that, so is my kid. He's following his passion in life and able to do it full time.
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    The Trouble with Bonham. 1978-80

    This doesn't make sense to me given the inactivity between the 1977 tour and 1980. John just had a long run at home and would have been in his best mental health place in years if what you are saying is true.
  13. I am a little confused about why two of the three live releases are available in 5.1 but none of the studio stuff is. With the limited number of tracks available in a live recording, the 5.1 release doesn't add much to it. Whereas a 5.1 release of the studio albums have the tracks available to add lots of depth and make things interesting.
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    What motivates you?

    I try and be motivated by "Will this add to my happiness?" If not, it seems pointless. My motivations primarily are; travel and the new experiences to be had, relationships both new ones and forging deeper relationships with existing ones, music - playing guitar and seeing live shows, and getting out in nature.
  15. Page was already known and would have made it to some level of fame regardless of Led Zeppelin. He was a premier songwriter and producer. JPJ was already having and would have continued to have a great career as a session musician and string arranger. John Bonham most likely would have made it but most likely as a replacement drummer in a band that had already made it to some extent. As the drummer, making it is almost entirely tied to what band and songwriter(s) you join up with. Robert probably had the least chance of making it outside of Led Zeppelin. He was the most unknown and not much of a songwriter in the early years.