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(Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins)   Ten bands that changed singers ... and won   (gibson.com) divider line 191
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2012-02-29 08:12:06 PM
Needs Anthrax.
 
2012-02-29 08:22:29 PM
Needs Golden Earring.
 
2012-02-29 08:24:59 PM
You know, I'm going to give some props to the author. I saw no slideshow. I saw no 'next' buttons after 2 or 3 entries. Well done. Have another click.
 
2012-02-29 08:31:00 PM
GABRIEL.

Next question?

/Still loves me cheesy Collins Genesis
 
2012-02-29 08:35:25 PM
Roth.

And define "won." Made music more palatable to the unwashed, unsophisticated masses? That's a win? Then Van Hagar definitely won. Tripe like "Love Walks In" "Dreams," "When It's Love," "Right Now," and just about every other abortion burped out of Sammy's preternaturally bright smile went right down the ignorant public gullet.

Some of those on the list are just silly. Judas Priest and Journey? They didn't get new singers. They got karaoke singer mimic artists.
 
2012-02-29 09:01:19 PM
No to Van Hagar. Yes to everything else.
 
2012-02-29 09:16:13 PM
When Iced Earth picked up Matt Barlow.
 
2012-02-29 09:17:56 PM
King Crimson? Lake for 2 albums, Haskell for 1, Burrell for 1, Wetton for 3, then Belew for 3 decades.
 
2012-02-29 09:21:06 PM
David Lee who?
 
2012-02-29 09:24:10 PM
Won what?
 
2012-02-29 09:30:48 PM

Jamdug!: Won what?


Commercial success. Which is the only way in which music should be rated...I guess.
 
2012-02-29 09:51:45 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Some of those on the list are just silly. Judas Priest and Journey? They didn't get new singers. They got karaoke singer mimic artists.


Well, good for you for reading the headings, but big fail for not realizing that Perry and Halford are the replacement singers.
 
2012-02-29 10:05:58 PM
Remember that old band 'Elvis'? Am I pronouncing that right?, anyway their first singer was all thin and hot but later on they got this guy, he was a real lard-ass.
 
2012-02-29 10:07:26 PM

Earguy: AdolfOliverPanties: Some of those on the list are just silly. Judas Priest and Journey? They didn't get new singers. They got karaoke singer mimic artists.

Well, good for you for reading the headings, but big fail for not realizing that Perry and Halford are the replacement singers.


Oops. LOL. Still, No one knew JP before Halford. I thought the article was about famous established bands with new singers, like VH or ACDC.
 
2012-02-29 10:12:40 PM
Could make a case for Iron Maiden.
Not Blaze Bayley, but for Dickinson replacing Paul DiAnno.
 
2012-02-29 10:16:18 PM
Roth was the fun in Van Halen. Sammy Hagar was...well farking Van Hagar.

And Eddie Van Halen can suck my cock for firing Michael Anthony.
 
2012-02-29 10:22:58 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Tripe like "Love Walks In" "Dreams," "When It's Love," "Right Now," and just about every other abortion burped out of Sammy's preternaturally bright smile went right down the ignorant public gullet.


I agree with this, but I still like "Poundcake."
 
2012-02-29 10:37:35 PM
Roth Van Halen > Van Hagar
 
2012-02-29 10:57:11 PM
Phil Collins voice makes me depressed.
 
2012-02-29 11:01:44 PM
No Guns 'n Roses? Sure, they're called Velvet Revolver now, but a name change doesn't mean much.
 
2012-02-29 11:01:48 PM
Van Halen was much better during the Roth era. I liked Sammy, but it wasn't the same. It wasn't Van Halen anymore after that. Biggest winners were Iron Maiden and Journey in that list IMHO. I still prefer Bon Scott AC/DC to Brian Johnson, but still like a lot of the Johnson stuff too. Billy Shears was also a better singer than that McCartney guy on The Beatles.
 
2012-02-29 11:03:37 PM
I would like to add that Bruce Dickinson makes my lady parts quiver.

That is all.
 
2012-02-29 11:03:56 PM
Heheh. Throw Rainbow into that list. Ritchie Blackmore went through singers on that band like he went through coke. Black Sabbath too.
 
2012-02-29 11:04:02 PM
Iron Maiden is definitely better with Dickinson, but those first two albums are mandatory for any metal collection.

/And Van Hagar blew goats - DLR is the only front man of VH that mattered.
 
2012-02-29 11:05:00 PM

PhiloeBedoe: Remember that old band 'Elvis'? Am I pronouncing that right?, anyway their first singer was all thin and hot but later on they got this guy, he was a real lard-ass.


That made me lol, but it was a lol tinged with sadness and regret.
 
rpl
2012-02-29 11:06:22 PM
"At least Evans avoided the constant intra-band squabbles - after his singing career, Evans became director of respiratory therapy at a U.S. hospital."

Fake Purple was quite the squabble, I believe.
 
2012-02-29 11:07:54 PM

formerfloozy: I would like to add that Bruce Dickinson makes my lady parts quiver.

That is all.


That is why he is THE Bruce Dickinson. They're gonna be touring again, ya know. :)
 
2012-02-29 11:10:49 PM
Alice in Chains
 
2012-02-29 11:10:55 PM
I honestly had no idea AC/DC had another singer before Bon Scott.
 
2012-02-29 11:13:32 PM
It's hard to compare pf front men, they're great in their own respects. The Ramones had a few brothers trying to sing before they realized Joey was the shiat. He started out as a drummer iirc.
 
2012-02-29 11:15:04 PM
Steely Dan
 
2012-02-29 11:15:25 PM

GonzoNihilist: Alice in Chains


Am I the only one who deeply dug Layne Staley's unholy howl? Jerry Cantrell has a great voice, but without the matching harmonies, it just doesn't have that visceral sound.
 
2012-02-29 11:17:18 PM

FunkOut: Phil Collins voice makes me depressed.


"Face Value" was pretty much my soundtrack in High School.
 
2012-02-29 11:18:13 PM
AC/DC with Bon Scott is vastly superior to the Brian Johnson version and I will gladly take a beating while trying to pummel anyone who says different. Highway to Hell > Back in Black.
 
2012-02-29 11:18:47 PM

muck4doo: formerfloozy: I would like to add that Bruce Dickinson makes my lady parts quiver.

That is all.

That is why he is THE Bruce Dickinson. They're gonna be touring again, ya know. :)


There are only three rock stars I would become a shameless groupie for, and he is one of them. I saw them years ago, and was transfixed.

/Maynard James Keenan is one too
//so is Henry Rollins
 
2012-02-29 11:19:56 PM

FunkOut: Phil Collins voice makes me depressed.


"Just another day for you, and me, in paradise."
 
2012-02-29 11:21:04 PM

LeroyBourne: It's hard to compare pf front men, they're great in their own respects. The Ramones had a few brothers trying to sing before they realized Joey was the shiat. He started out as a drummer iirc.


I think Pink Floyd would have continued to develop their sound and broaden out even if Syd had stayed in the band. He was truly brilliant musically.

But, then again, Pink Floyd's 3 biggest albums are at least partially based on Syd's mental breakdown. So there's that.
 
2012-02-29 11:21:19 PM

formerfloozy: GonzoNihilist: Alice in Chains

Am I the only one who deeply dug Layne Staley's unholy howl? Jerry Cantrell has a great voice, but without the matching harmonies, it just doesn't have that visceral sound.



THIS!
 
2012-02-29 11:24:39 PM
I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent.

I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.

Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. Sussudio is a great, great song, a personal favorite.
 
2012-02-29 11:26:27 PM

Tax Boy: I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent.

I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism.

Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock.

Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. Sussudio is a great, great song, a personal favorite.


Why thank you for that insightful analysis, Patrick. By the way, why are you wearing a raincoat?
 
2012-02-29 11:26:57 PM
This would best be retitled "Ten bands that changed singers before you were born and sortof won"

/speaking as someone turning 40 this year
 
2012-02-29 11:28:08 PM
Bruce Dickinson is too much pretentious vaudeville. DiAnno and the music he fronted was harder, rawer and punchier. Which is why it wasn't right for them, I guess. I loved IM for the Dickinson years when was a teen, but I can't even listen to him now. I don't even like the record version of Drifter, I like the one you get from early live recordings in 1979 and 1980 where it's very punk.
 
2012-02-29 11:29:27 PM
Yeah, I expected the "waaaaah Van Hagar!" whaargarble. Suck it haters, I won't say he was better than Roth, but he wasn't as bad as all you whiny bastards make him out to be, the band just went a different direction with him.

I was surprised about AC/DC and Judas Priest, I thought for sure those two were going to be about Brian Johnson and Ripper.

Also no love for Ronnie James Dio with Sabbath? I know folks will argue that one a bit but fark em.
 
2012-02-29 11:30:05 PM
Snapper Carr

Iron Maiden is definitely better with Dickinson, but those first two albums are mandatory for any metal collection.

I agree. Great records.

formerfloozy

I would like to add that Bruce Dickinson makes my lady parts quiver.

That is all.


Would highly recommend "Flight 666" if you haven't already seen it. Bruce is the real deal, as is the rest of the band. Huge respect for them.
 
2012-02-29 11:32:21 PM
Either none of this seems as notable as the article claims, or I spend waaay too much time reading Wikipedia.
 
2012-02-29 11:32:23 PM
Where's Black Flag ?
 
2012-02-29 11:33:22 PM
Dark Tranquility's Anders Fridén left the band to join In Flames, and he was replaced by Mikael Stanne, who had done session vocals for In Flames, both became successful
 
2012-02-29 11:35:52 PM

FunkOut: Phil Collins voice makes me depressed.


I actually like his voice; the first few albums with him singing were great. And Then There Were Three is one of my favorite albums.

I don't like that he's done so many ballads and saccharin MOR songs since.
 
2012-02-29 11:36:30 PM
Won? Sorry, all those bands (with the possible exceptions of Pink Floyd and Faith No More) sucked with the old singers and still suck with the new ones.
 
2012-02-29 11:40:16 PM

bravian: This would best be retitled "Ten bands that changed singers before you were born and sortof won"

/speaking as someone turning 40 this year


And you sound like sortof an idiot. Go be hipster elsewhere.

PC LOAD LETTER: Bruce Dickinson is too much pretentious vaudeville. DiAnno and the music he fronted was harder, rawer and punchier. Which is why it wasn't right for them, I guess. I loved IM for the Dickinson years when was a teen, but I can't even listen to him now. I don't even like the record version of Drifter, I like the one you get from early live recordings in 1979 and 1980 where it's very punk.


I like DiAnno, but no. He was never better than Dickinson. Iron Maiden had a ton of talent, and Dickinson was the last piece to perfection of their style of metal. His better vocal ranges and style also allowed them to do things they wouldn't have been able to do before. The same think kind of happened with Black Sabbath when they went from Ozzy to Dio. Listen to Sabbath songs with Ozzy. He tends to just sing to whatever tune the guitar is doing(Iron Man being a good example). Dio didn't have that handicap. Same thing with Dickinson. They could take the music they were given and improve it.
 
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