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chunga

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  1. Krauss confirmed in an article in Variety that it would happen, "rather soon, after the fall gigs." That means it will probably be a second quarter release in 2009, with promotional duties to follow and probably another tour.
  2. Radiohead is another nominee along with a bunch of other bands I've never heard.
  3. If Jimmy proceeds with Coverdale, would you go see it?
  4. Time to move on. Jimmy should get on the road/studio as a solo artist. http://www.torontosun.com/Entertainment/Mu...160451-sun.html
  5. North Carolina Observer Plant on Zeppelin: “I wouldn’t subscribe to that,” he says wearily. “You know, I work and work and work and work and work, and I have good intentions. And sometimes, it’s very simple, the way the media will manipulate an idea or a story. In the end, a lot of artists are moved into spaces they do not need to go by the force of others’ opinions. Every dog has his day. I had a wonderful time with the guys in December. But right now, this is what I’m doing, and it’s spectacular and a joy. In my time and my career, joy is the greatest commodity that I have.” Plant on next Krauss project: “We’re looking at material, writing bits and pieces of things as we go on,” he says. “Grooves appear during soundtrack, and we note them. ‘Raising Sand’ crossed several different idioms and classifications of music, and we’ll do more of that. Categories are such a bind, so unnecessary. It’s all about catalysm, a guy bringing one thing to a party that causes an effect and turns something into a mutated form.”
  6. Plant from an interview last week on Zeppelin reunion: “I wouldn’t subscribe to that,” he says wearily. “You know, I work and work and work and work and work, and I have good intentions. And sometimes, it’s very simple, the way the media will manipulate an idea or a story. In the end, a lot of artists are moved into spaces they do not need to go by the force of others’ opinions. Every dog has his day. I had a wonderful time with the guys in December. But right now, this is what I’m doing, and it’s spectacular and a joy. In my time and my career, joy is the greatest commodity that I have.”
  7. And yet you post about how the tour is failure due to the size of the venues. Might want to do something about that split personality disorder.
  8. Where has it not been selling to capacity?
  9. Why don't you just say that you hate Alison Krauss and hope Robert never works with her again so he can concentrate on a Zeppelin tour? The arguement about live attendance is not valid. Again, they booked 5K places and they are playing to 5K places. That is the size audience that they expected to draw. If that is a failure in your eyes, fine. The Wiggles are playing to more people, so aren't the Spice Girls and Hannah Montana. In your world, the only successful artists are the ones that play to over 15k a night and ticket sales are more important than substance. While you are shelling out thousands to see a classic rock band play the same set year after year in front of bored baby boomers, amazing and authentic musicians are playing smaller venues for a fraction of the cost. It would really be worth your time to check some of them out.
  10. You obviously skipped economics 101. So, let me get this straight. They book mid-sized to small theatres with capacities of around 4K-6K (supply)and they average around 5K per night (demand). Would that not be meeting demand, or close to it? Am I missing something? As far as JC Penny commericial, I could care less. The album is great, and I don't think you can question their intentions. And, am I'm not mistaken, or has Raising Sand sold over 1 million copies in the US?
  11. Thanks . Did anyone think that a Plant/Krauss collaboration would be playing arenas? No. So where were they booked? 3K-5K seaters. Is that a failure? No. That is the size of the projected audience for a bluegrass collaboration. So why are people bitching that it is beneath Robert? It's not like they're playing stadiums and only 5K are showing up. Dazed and Confused fanbase on here. It's not the size of the audience for the Who and Stones, it's the going through the motions performances while charging an obscene amount of money to the audience. It is not about music, it is about money. I think Plant/Krauss have far more integrity than those rockers with walkers on the pension fund tour.
  12. The Golden God has been playing in a few thousand seat theatres in the US as a solo artist since the Fate of Nations tour. At one point, he was reduced to an opening act for the Who and Lenny Kravitz. He also played pubs with Priory of Brion. Plant/Krauss are averaging 5K per night on this tour, which is were they were booked; midsized arenas. Get over it. And anyone who has been enjoying the past cash grabs by the Who and Stones has shit in their ears. Horrid, greedy old fucks. I hope Robert doesn't join the club.
  13. I haven't heard any dates yet outside of MO, TX and CA.
  14. Nugent is a piece of shit and part of the reason why other countries hate America. I hope he gets stomped by a Rhino.
  15. I think Robert has been on a solo career-high as of late. Mighty Rearranger, Dreamland and even back to Fate of Nations have all been top notch. Add Raising Sand to the list. I would like to see him continue on this run. That being said, the prospect of a Zeppelin tour is overwhelming. Especially for someone who never had the opportunity to see them in concert. I do view the Zeppelin tour as a disappointment before it's even started, though. Robert has made it clear that he isn't going to do a year-long stadium tour. So what we will be looking at, if anything, is a few months worth of shows. Something like five shows at MSG, maybe a few on the West Coast and so forth. The problem is, they will never be able to meet demand, and unless you want to drop a grand, forget about getting in the door. If they would take the time and do a full tour, in which they could play stadiums in every US market and give the millions of fans interested a chance to get in the door, then i say go for it. If they're only going to do a few shows, the bitching will be worse on this forum than it already is. Another thing I would be leary about, is if Robert is doing the tour because he wants to or because the pressure is mounting. As of now, he's not very enthuiastic and he did walk out on the P/P tour of 1998. I would also say, that I wish Jimmy would move forward with his own band, and perhaps release some instrumental music and new compositions. Time's a wasting and we haven't seen him on stage in America in almost ten years. Sometimes, it seems as if he relies to heavily on Zeppelin alone, and solo work has been missing.
  16. Not this video, but portions of his other 100 releases certainly do. Do a youtube search. The stuff is so varied that it is hard to pin down one definitive style. Here are a few tunes that I like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1MeV8bHV1Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgmf0iSWflA
  17. So glad he is out of Guns N Roses as his own material is so much more interesting. He wasn't fired though, he quit. He completed work on Chinese Democracy in the late nineties and toured with Axhole twice. He was sick of waiting for the album's release. Here we are nine years later and it's still not out. Supposedly his work is still going to be on the completed album.
  18. Could be. I never understood what the title was in reference too. That is the way it was listed on the setlists. He opened the encores of his summer 2004 tour with the Zep medley. He also supposedly played an instrumental version of Achilles Last Stand at some shows, but I've yet to find any video/audio.
  19. His name is Brian Carroll and he is in his early thirties. He is an extremely shy, somewhat geeky dude, who wears the costume due to extreme stagefright. He was discovered by Bootsy Collins at age 18 and was in the band Praxis with him at that time. I saw him for the first time around early 2000 in Petaluma CA. My jaw was on the floor. I've never heard or seen anyone like him on the electric guitar. I thought I was seeing a modern day Zappa. The scope and variation of his work is staggering. He has over 100 releases. Funk with Bootsy Collins and Bernie Warrell, Thrash, Fusion, Soundtracks, Techno, Horror, Dub, Spoken word with Viggo Mortensen, Blues, Classical and the most melodic and sweetest acoustic playing ever. He is the most lyrical guitar player I've ever heard. He is on par with Jimmy and Jimi. If anyone needs help navigating his discography or is looking for a specific style, hollar and I will help out. I would suggest downloading or buying the album, Colma. It is about as beautiful a record as you are bound to hear.
  20. And this is new information? Raising Sand was recorded in two weeks. This changes nothing about the follow-up album. It was known all along that this wasn't going to be the only project for either one of them.
  21. What a waste of a thread. Known list of sellouts: 2 Nights in KY Birmingham Wembley Arena Uncasville CT (7k) 2 Nights in New York Red Rocks IL (17K) Boston (5K) Canaduaga NY (7k) Detroit 2 Nights Greak Theatre LA (12k) Greek Theatre Berkeley Paris Asheville NC San Diego Non-sellouts: Reno (near capacity) Roanoke (4K)
  22. David Coverdale's phone may be ringing soon.
  23. The Raising Sand revue is a perfect place for him to be as he reaches his 60's. The project has moved from an interesting collaboration to something much more. It is a breath of fresh air on the tired musical landscape and people are really responding to it. This will be the biggest seller of Robert's and Alison's career. The record actually climbed in the US charts 30 places last week, nearly a year after it's release date. The concerts are selling out in a rapidly declining market. When was the last time Robert played to 17K on his own or sold out Red Rocks? I think the continuation of this project is as important as a Zeppelin tour, and I want that as much as anyone. The Zeppelin tour is going to be nothing more than a victory lap. Great for all of us, but if we know anything about Robert, it's about moving forward and the response to Raising Sand is going to assure at least another record and tour.
  24. Like it or not, this tour and project has exceeded all expectations. It's creating a huge buzz in the US as the tour progresses. The audiences are getting larger; the reviewers are creaming their pants, and the sales are increasing. Additional dates are more than likely going to be added into the fall, a live DVD will be released and the album is expected to clean-up at the Grammys in 2009 and the follow-up won't be far behind. I think a tour of stadiums with Zeppelin is a long shot now more than ever.
  25. Yeah, they're great. The drummer is Brain. Outside of Buckethead, he's also played with Primus, Tom Waits and the new Guns N Roses. This fall, Buckethead and Brain will be joined by Bootsy Collins on bass to form a new band called Science Faxtion.
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