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Topic: South Park and Rush
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 6, 2010 02:37PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFGVDWc_5Q8
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 6, 2010 02:52PM)
How can it possibly be that RUSH still isn't in the hall of fame? Sure they get those wussy juno awards, named after a pregnant teen age girl, hip she may be, but not to let them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I demand justice!
Message: Posted by: balducci (Sep 6, 2010 03:19PM)
Rush Congratulates South Park on its 200th episode:

http://www.southpark200.com/videos/tvcmpiMTqihAKqHO3TT8VAqwSkSQ5xDW/Rush-Congratulates-South-Park
Message: Posted by: Olympic Adam (Sep 6, 2010 03:27PM)
Great stuff, thanks for the videos. Love those guys
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 6, 2010 04:03PM)
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On 2010-09-06 15:52, MagicSanta wrote:
How can it possibly be that RUSH still isn't in the hall of fame? Sure they get those wussy juno awards, named after a pregnant teen age girl, hip she may be, but not to let them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I demand justice!
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Maybe it's because the hall of fame isn't very cool.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Sep 6, 2010 04:15PM)
That's really an embarrassment for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 6, 2010 04:33PM)
No it isn't and if anyone recalls the voting in Rolling Stone back in the early 80s Cleveland CHEATED and that is how they got it. Should be in LA, NYC, SF, or Commerce Oklahoma.
Message: Posted by: crestfallenLyric (Sep 6, 2010 05:43PM)
Oh god I love Neil Peart.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 6, 2010 06:16PM)
If you ever see him make sure to say howdy, he loves it.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Sep 6, 2010 06:52PM)
Taurus pedals, Freaky time signatures, South Park, and the McKenzie brothers... Whats not to love?
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Sep 7, 2010 10:07AM)
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On 2010-09-06 17:33, MagicSanta wrote:
No it isn't and if anyone recalls the voting in Rolling Stone back in the early 80s Cleveland CHEATED and that is how they got it. Should be in LA, NYC, SF, or Commerce Oklahoma.
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Should have been Philadelphia, where Bandstand began!
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 10:18AM)
As I recall, Cleveland was one of the key players in the 50's when rock and roll was banned from the air (meaning the DJs played the stuff anyway). The Hall is largely a joke, though. While it was great to see Queen's instruments and costumes from their News of the World tour, it was mind bogglingly next to some Britney Speares items.

The museum itself is an oversized Hard Rock Café, that charges $20 to get in, and the induction ceremony is laughable. Rush isn't in and neither is Styx - the only band to have three consecutive quadruple platinum albums.

Rush deserves it but they don't care that they're not in. They're still out there selling out arenas, not playing county fairs.
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 7, 2010 11:19AM)
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On 2010-09-07 11:07, ed rhodes wrote:
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On 2010-09-06 17:33, MagicSanta wrote:
No it isn't and if anyone recalls the voting in Rolling Stone back in the early 80s Cleveland CHEATED and that is how they got it. Should be in LA, NYC, SF, or Commerce Oklahoma.
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Should have been Philadelphia, where Bandstand began!
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Iiiiiiiin West Philidelphia born and raised on the Bandstand is where I spent most of my days...
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 7, 2010 03:10PM)
Styx isn't in? First time I saw them was the Grand Illusion Tour, best stage act I ever saw, can't believe they are not in.
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 03:14PM)
Nope...no Styx, Rush, Journey, Kansas, Supertramp...I really can't think of any "prog rock" band that has made it in. Styx, anymore, is a parody of what they used to be, I've seen them a couple of times since they gave Dennis the boot and...my gawd, they lost it. Dennis, whom I've seen about five times now, has only gotten better with age.
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 03:22PM)
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On 2010-09-06 15:37, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFGVDWc_5Q8
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Wow, finally watched the video after posting in the thread...I wonder how the poster got the master feed from that show. I saw the concert when it was in town in July (got to spend Canada Day with them), helluva show...I'm really looking forward to the release of the DVD.

I'll throw mine into the mix:
It's neither master feed, nor South Park...but it *is* Rush
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg6gVphODqo
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 7, 2010 03:56PM)
I've seen all those bands in their prime except Rush which is still in theirs. I can see Kansas and Supertramp not being in excused as mearly successful. Journey is borderline, Styx changed music and stage acts, RUSH absolutely should be in there the same as Alice Cooper. Another group that should be in there and likely is is the NY Dolls.
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 04:06PM)
The man still has it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSa9eoBK3-o
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Sep 7, 2010 04:18PM)
I remember my first Rush concert in L.A. I went by myself and got talking to the guy next to me...it was a huge moment since I'd played the drums for 15 years at the time and my brother had met the band a dozen times, but I'd never been able to go. When the guy next to me found out it was the first time I was seeing them, his eyes went wide and he got all serious before taking my arm and going, "Dude, this is BIBLICAL."
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 7, 2010 04:37PM)
My best friend named his son Alex (yes, my godson the highschool terrorist) after the guitar player from Rush (Rich has seen every Rush concert in San Francisco). He tried to get his wife to name the baby Gann as in Getty Alex n Neal but she wasn't biting.

The lead singer for Styx was a stand up comic before he got that gig and he was on the radio in San Francisco just as he found out he was the new singer. He said, and I doubt this was true, that he didn't want to sing the songs Dennis wrote because they were written about his wife and belonged to Dennis. They hit Reno pretty often, Styx, and I've not seen them since around 1982 but the word is that when they played with Journey and Heart that Heart blew them all off the stage.
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 04:45PM)
Lawrence Gowan a stand-up comic? Are you sure? He had a recording career before he was in the band...as for him not wanting to sing the songs Dennis wrote...he didn't seem to have a problem singing Babe, Lady or Loreli - the songs he wrote for Suzanne.

The funny thing is, Dennis has a new guitarist singing Tommy's songs - and he sounds almost exactly like Tommy Shaw (possibly better) close your eyes and listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1oRTu5xrQ

His other (new) guitarist looks like JY from the right angle...I'm sure it's by design.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 7, 2010 04:52PM)
I have no idea of the guys name as I've only seen Styx when they were Styx. You know, it could have been a stand up comic doing a bit of being the new lead singer of Styx and refusing to sing the songs. I do know the guy was a stand up and I was surprised he could sing, now that I read the profile it doesn't fit the guy on the radio.

Didn't Dennis leave the band on good terms? I'd go see his band play. Last time I saw his name he was in Jesus Christ Superstar or some other big show.

Remember when Journey hired that Steve Perry clone?
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 05:01PM)
It really doesn't seem that Dennis departed Styx on good terms, if the Behind the Music documentary about them is any indication. There was already a lot of tension between Dennis and the others because of the fallout from Kilroy was Here and, in the late 90s, he became very ill and wasn't able to commit to a tour, so they booted him. Seeing how there was later a lawsuit between him and the band over the use of the name Styx, I'm guessing there's little goodwill on either side...as a result of that, however, neither is allowed to trash-talk the other.

If you want to see him, he plays very regularly and the itinerary is on his website (http://www.dennisdeyoung.com/)

As for Journey, they've gone through more lead singers than Michaelmystic has gone through creative outlets.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 7, 2010 05:29PM)
Ha! Last show I saw was that Kilroy in a lil' Berkeley theater...I thought it killed the band, it was terrible. I didn't know they did a behind the music, I thought Dennis wanted to do classical music and thought he had left on his own steam and gave his blessings. Too bad they didn't just carry on. I don't pay a lot of attention to what is going on with bands....dang Styx was great though.

In Reno they had Credence Clearwater Revisited playing in one casino and on the same night at another casino they had Fogerty playing with his CCR band. That is the cool thing about Reno, about once a month someone is playing and the first thought is "they are still alive?"
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 7, 2010 06:01PM)
Well...you're partially correct. After the Kilroy debacle, the band split up and went their separate ways. Dennis did his solo career, Tommy joined the power group *** Yankees with Ted Nugent and JY did some jazz albums, then they reunited. Then they broke up...

But back on topic. Yay Rush! In Ged we trust! Slappy da bess!
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 7, 2010 07:53PM)
Lets track down Neal and ask for a hug!
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Sep 7, 2010 08:20PM)
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On 2010-09-07 17:06, Josh Chaikin wrote:
The man still has it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSa9eoBK3-o
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I hate it when they let the crowd sing the song! I hate it even more when they let the crowd START the song!!!