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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Warner Bros paid Damn Yankees $1 million not to make a third album. Subby will pass the hat and start with $20 to make sure they don't make a fourth album   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
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2021-06-20 10:45:03 PM  
First album was good for its time, but that style of music has aged poorly.
 
2021-06-20 11:07:33 PM  
I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!
 
2021-06-20 11:08:06 PM  
Who?

Oh wait.  That piece of shiate with piece of shiate Ted Nugent?
 
2021-06-20 11:29:28 PM  
The whole "supergroup" thing in the 90s should have mandated only one album, then move onto the next project. The first one is where the creative energy is.
 
2021-06-20 11:35:03 PM  
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2021-06-20 11:40:16 PM  
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2021-06-20 11:40:41 PM  
I thought we weren't supposed to call out Farkers in the headline.
 
2021-06-20 11:54:59 PM  
But whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.
 
2021-06-21 12:04:59 AM  

slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!


Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?
 
2021-06-21 12:06:01 AM  
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2021-06-21 12:10:18 AM  
So TFA sounds like Damn Yankees had a 3 album contract, then grunge and alternative took over rock radio, and by 1995, instead of putting out another "hair metal" album that would probably not sell very many copies, the label just decided to cut their losses and not waste everybody's time and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Not the first 80s hard rock act I've read about that got bought out of their contracts in the mid-90s.
 
2021-06-21 12:10:45 AM  

stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?


Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.
 
2021-06-21 12:11:11 AM  
I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.
 
2021-06-21 12:14:25 AM  

slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.


You'd think Ted would have learned by 1981 that he's not the headliner.

He can't sing, his guitar playing isn't much different than dozens of hard rock guitar players from the 70s and 80s, and his repertoire of songs that hit is very shallow (FFS, his best song, Stranglehold, is one that he had very little to do with musically).

He's a perennial opening act whose been using the crazy man image to stretch out his 15 minutes.
 
2021-06-21 12:19:05 AM  

deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.


By 1993, every band that sounded remotely like Nirvana or scored a couple of hits on college radio was getting signed to multi-album deals. Like its classic rock predecessors, glam metal had gotten stale, and rock audiences were going after new sounds.

Even if Guns N Roses hadn't imploded during the recording and touring for the "Illusions" records, they probably would have gotten maybe one or two more albums released before getting relegated to the bargain bin.
 
2021-06-21 12:28:06 AM  

rummonkey: The whole "supergroup" thing in the 90s should have mandated only one album, then move onto the next project. The first one is where the creative energy is.


If we kept that paradigm, we would have missed out on years of great music from Hellyeah
 
2021-06-21 12:29:48 AM  

deadsanta: he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think


If by "broken up", you mean "splattered all over the walls of the guest house", then yes, they were broken up.
 
2021-06-21 12:41:25 AM  

stoli n coke: slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.

You'd think Ted would have learned by 1981 that he's not the headliner.

He can't sing, his guitar playing isn't much different than dozens of hard rock guitar players from the 70s and 80s, and his repertoire of songs that hit is very shallow (FFS, his best song, Stranglehold, is one that he had very little to do with musically).

He's a perennial opening act whose been using the crazy man image to stretch out his 15 minutes.


I was there for the Jackyl chainsaw solo (impressive, the shotgun mic stand was also amusing) and Tommy Shaw
 
2021-06-21 12:50:43 AM  

stoli n coke: deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.

By 1993, every band that sounded remotely like Nirvana or scored a couple of hits on college radio was getting signed to multi-album deals. Like its classic rock predecessors, glam metal had gotten stale, and rock audiences were going after new sounds.

Even if Guns N Roses hadn't imploded during the recording and touring for the "Illusions" records, they probably would have gotten maybe one or two more albums released before getting relegated to the bargain bin.


Radio was almost as painful as the hair metal era before long.  I got so sick of hearing Pearl Jam and Nirvana... even Soundgarden got old, but Alice In Chains didn't bother me much.
 
2021-06-21 12:52:48 AM  
Worth every penny.
 
2021-06-21 12:53:02 AM  
That doesn't sound . . . hiiiiiiiigh enough.
 
2021-06-21 1:21:35 AM  

Naido: That doesn't sound . . . hiiiiiiiigh enough.


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They taught us how to live.....


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2021-06-21 1:37:17 AM  
Was that dollar figure HIGH ENOUGH?
 
2021-06-21 1:50:13 AM  
Had both albums. Liked them.
 
2021-06-21 3:30:13 AM  

rummonkey: The whole "supergroup" thing in the 90s should have mandated only one album, then move onto the next project. The first one is where the creative energy is.


As far as I know Blind Faith made only only one album, and it was pretty great. Were there more to come, I kinda assume they would suck in comparison. That's just how supergroups work.

/off to spotify
 
2021-06-21 4:08:42 AM  
I saw them live too back in the day. Ted said he was the "nice police" and if they got to sounding too pop he was there to eff all that up.  I remember him playing Stranglehold and they carried him off the stage on a stretcher and you could still hear him playing on the wireless rig he had.  I went because I like Tommy Shaw and Blades too. Figured they'd do some Night Ranger and Styx stuff (which they did)  So it was like 3 bands in one in a way.
 
2021-06-21 4:34:16 AM  
Saw them open for Moody Blues on a free ticket*. Can't remember any of the Damn Yankees stuff. Moody's were excellent.

*given away for donating blood during a local radio drive
 
2021-06-21 6:37:35 AM  

deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.


I was thinking that myself. I grew up in that era and was walking down to the music store to buy used cassettes of nirvana,fugazi,  sound garden, screaming trees, mud honey, and AiC back in I think early 91 onward. I mean I grew up in a suburb of Seattle so what chance did I have?
Off the top of my head I think Kurt offed the top of his head in '94 which makes me a bit dubious about DY getting pushed out by nirvana in 95.
 
2021-06-21 7:16:20 AM  

slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.


That all sounds insufferable and a lot less interesting than Mr. Nugent thinks it is. Fark that clown, and frankly, your buddy should've sued.
 
2021-06-21 7:17:37 AM  

omg bbq: deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.

I was thinking that myself. I grew up in that era and was walking down to the music store to buy used cassettes of nirvana,fugazi,  sound garden, screaming trees, mud honey, and AiC back in I think early 91 onward. I mean I grew up in a suburb of Seattle so what chance did I have?
Off the top of my head I think Kurt offed the top of his head in '94 which makes me a bit dubious about DY getting pushed out by nirvana in 95.


It's pretty simple. Damn Yankees got signed to a record deal in '89, had a hit record in '90, which was the last big year for "hair metal." Once bands like them finished their tours in 91 and 92, Nevermind was all over the place and record labels shifted from looking for talent on the Sunset Strip in lieu of signing as many Seattle acts and college radio favorites  as possible. Record labels let some of their bigger selling glam metal acts like Sid Row, Warrant, and Motley Crue release new material post-grunge going national, but those albums would sell 500,000 copies compared to their previous record that sold 5 million. The audience had shifted over to alternative. By 1994, it was easier for labels to just buy out groups like Damn Yankees' contracts and get them off the ledgers.

In a roundabout way, Nirvana did hasten the demise of hair metal. By 2000, bands that had a double platinum record less than 10 years earlier were forming nostalgia tours or hitting the state fair circuit.
 
2021-06-21 7:19:01 AM  

stoli n coke: omg bbq: deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.

I was thinking that myself. I grew up in that era and was walking down to the music store to buy used cassettes of nirvana,fugazi,  sound garden, screaming trees, mud honey, and AiC back in I think early 91 onward. I mean I grew up in a suburb of Seattle so what chance did I have?
Off the top of my head I think Kurt offed the top of his head in '94 which makes me a bit dubious about DY getting pushed out by nirvana in 95.

It's pretty simple. Damn Yankees got signed to a record deal in '89, had a hit record in '90, which was the last big year for "hair metal." Once bands like them finished their tours in 91 and 92, Nevermind was all over the place and record labels shifted from looking for talent on the Sunset Strip in lieu of signing as many Seattle acts and college radio favorites  as possible. Record labels let some of their bigger selling glam metal acts like Sid Row, Warrant, and Motley Crue release new material post-grunge going national, but those albums would sell 500,000 copies compared to their previous record that sold 5 million. The audience had shifted over to alternative. By 1994, it was easier for labels to just buy out groups like Damn Yankees' contracts and get them off the ledgers.

In a roundabout way, Nirvana did hasten the demise of hair metal. By 2000, bands that had a double platinum record less than 10 years earlier were forming nostalgia tours or hitting the state fair circuit.


Thanks for the clarification.
 
2021-06-21 7:19:27 AM  
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2021-06-21 7:24:58 AM  
I never put out a third album. Can I have money too?
 
2021-06-21 7:46:27 AM  

omg bbq: stoli n coke: omg bbq: deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.

I was thinking that myself. I grew up in that era and was walking down to the music store to buy used cassettes of nirvana,fugazi,  sound garden, screaming trees, mud honey, and AiC back in I think early 91 onward. I mean I grew up in a suburb of Seattle so what chance did I have?
Off the top of my head I think Kurt offed the top of his head in '94 which makes me a bit dubious about DY getting pushed out by nirvana in 95.

It's pretty simple. Damn Yankees got signed to a record deal in '89, had a hit record in '90, which was the last big year for "hair metal." Once bands like them finished their tours in 91 and 92, Nevermind was all over the place and record labels shifted from looking for talent on the Sunset Strip in lieu of signing as many Seattle acts and college radio favorites  as possible. Record labels let some of their bigger selling glam metal acts like Sid Row, Warrant, and Motley Crue release new material post-grunge going national, but those albums would sell 500,000 copies compared to their previous record that sold 5 million. The audience had shifted over to alternative. By 1994, it was easier for labels to just buy out groups like Damn Yankees' contracts and get them off the ledgers.

In a roundabout way, Nirvana did hasten the demise of hair metal. By 2000, bands that had a double platinum record less than 10 years earlier were forming nostalgia tours or hitting the state fair circuit.

Thanks for the clarification.


Another indicator of how quick record labels dropped hair bands was an interview I read once from the lead singer of Warrant.

In the article he said he had just off tour when he went to Columbia records in 92 to drop off a tape of a song he had recorded for a movie soundtrack.

Said they made him wait in the lobby for 45 minutes, whereas a year before he was taken care of right away, and while he was waiting, a crew was taking down the posters congratulating his band on going double platinum and putting up a giant framed poster of Alice in Chains' Dirt cover. Said he knew after that meeting that Warrant's third album was going to get no promotion, no radio or MTV support, and they were going to get dropped.
 
2021-06-21 7:56:52 AM  
That's like the baseball dude who gets like a million dollars every year from the Mets(?)
 
2021-06-21 7:58:40 AM  
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2021-06-21 8:13:59 AM  

Marcos P: That's like the baseball dude who gets like a million dollars every year from the Mets(?)


That was the Mets fault. They could have just given Bobby Bonilla the $5 million they owed him and walked away. Instead, the owner cooked up that cockamamie deferred payment plan so he could keep Bobby's money tangled up with Bernie Madoff.
 
2021-06-21 8:44:47 AM  

dickfreckle: rummonkey: The whole "supergroup" thing in the 90s should have mandated only one album, then move onto the next project. The first one is where the creative energy is.

As far as I know Blind Faith made only only one album, and it was pretty great. Were there more to come, I kinda assume they would suck in comparison. That's just how supergroups work.

/off to spotify


Blind Faith only made one album because nobody could put up with Ginger Baker for longer than that.

/in terms of pure asshole-ishness, Ginger makes Nugent look like Fred Rogers
 
2021-06-21 9:24:52 AM  

stoli n coke: omg bbq: deadsanta: I mean, he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think, Damn Yankees were lucky to put out their second album in 1992, because I'm surprised anyone was paying for that shiat from those guys then.

I was thinking that myself. I grew up in that era and was walking down to the music store to buy used cassettes of nirvana,fugazi,  sound garden, screaming trees, mud honey, and AiC back in I think early 91 onward. I mean I grew up in a suburb of Seattle so what chance did I have?
Off the top of my head I think Kurt offed the top of his head in '94 which makes me a bit dubious about DY getting pushed out by nirvana in 95.

It's pretty simple. Damn Yankees got signed to a record deal in '89, had a hit record in '90, which was the last big year for "hair metal." Once bands like them finished their tours in 91 and 92, Nevermind was all over the place and record labels shifted from looking for talent on the Sunset Strip in lieu of signing as many Seattle acts and college radio favorites  as possible. Record labels let some of their bigger selling glam metal acts like Sid Row, Warrant, and Motley Crue release new material post-grunge going national, but those albums would sell 500,000 copies compared to their previous record that sold 5 million. The audience had shifted over to alternative. By 1994, it was easier for labels to just buy out groups like Damn Yankees' contracts and get them off the ledgers.

In a roundabout way, Nirvana did hasten the demise of hair metal. By 2000, bands that had a double platinum record less than 10 years earlier were forming nostalgia tours or hitting the state fair circuit.


The Malibu hair metal scene was already long in the tooth by then. Dio called it correctly when he said metal was dying in response to seeing a video for Poison.

That scene was never really metal, just pop music with more amps and hairspray.
 
2021-06-21 10:13:53 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: deadsanta: he's saying Nirvana was the reason his album was cancelled... in 1995.  They'd already broken up by then I think

If by "broken up", you mean "splattered all over the walls of the guest house", then yes, they were broken up.


He retired to a private island and formed a supergroup with Elvis and tupac.

They called it "the Hoffa's"
 
2021-06-21 10:19:01 AM  

stoli n coke: then grunge and alternative took over rock radio, and by 1995, instead of putting out another "hair metal" album that would probably not sell very many copies, the label just decided to cut their losses and not waste everybody's time and hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Yes and no....

Everyone seems to forget that there wasn't a point in time when everything changed immediately.

There was a point in time when if you were listening to a station that had played Poison and Winger at one time their playlist consisted of equal parts Damn Yankees, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Whitesnake and Warrant.

And that span of time was waaaaaay longer than anyone wants to admit.  The Hair Metal contingent hung on for years and radio stations got saddled having to "sell" it to the public on their playlists and promotions.

I remember this went on past 1995.  I was driving a van for a living for 8+ hours a day with only an AM/FM radio.  The market I was in had 2 stations that were competing for the Alternative Rock market and only one that was deep into the "Hard Rock" market and I think fancied themselves as the next incarnation of "Classic Rock."

The stinking corpse of hair metal dragged on for waaaaaaay longer than anyone wants to admit it did.
 
2021-06-21 10:24:58 AM  

stoli n coke: Said he knew after that meeting that Warrant's third album was going to get no promotion, no radio or MTV support, and they were going to get dropped.


Warrant was a shiat band to begin with and among the last wave of hair metal bands one of the worst.  Rumors have floated around for years that the guitar players didn't play their own parts.  "Cherry Pie" was a novelty song at best and pretty much sealed their fate.

With that said "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is a living tribute to the greatness of what Beau Hill can pull together when he needs to.
 
2021-06-21 10:27:25 AM  

Skarekrough: stoli n coke: then grunge and alternative took over rock radio, and by 1995, instead of putting out another "hair metal" album that would probably not sell very many copies, the label just decided to cut their losses and not waste everybody's time and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Yes and no....

Everyone seems to forget that there wasn't a point in time when everything changed immediately.

There was a point in time when if you were listening to a station that had played Poison and Winger at one time their playlist consisted of equal parts Damn Yankees, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Whitesnake and Warrant.

And that span of time was waaaaaay longer than anyone wants to admit.  The Hair Metal contingent hung on for years and radio stations got saddled having to "sell" it to the public on their playlists and promotions.

I remember this went on past 1995.  I was driving a van for a living for 8+ hours a day with only an AM/FM radio.  The market I was in had 2 stations that were competing for the Alternative Rock market and only one that was deep into the "Hard Rock" market and I think fancied themselves as the next incarnation of "Classic Rock."

The stinking corpse of hair metal dragged on for waaaaaaay longer than anyone wants to admit it did.


was this in Denver, just out of curiosity?
 
2021-06-21 10:45:54 AM  

stoli n coke: Marcos P: That's like the baseball dude who gets like a million dollars every year from the Mets(?)

That was the Mets fault. They could have just given Bobby Bonilla the $5 million they owed him and walked away. Instead, the owner cooked up that cockamamie deferred payment plan so he could keep Bobby's money tangled up with Bernie Madoff.


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2021-06-21 10:48:38 AM  

Marcos P: stoli n coke: Marcos P: That's like the baseball dude who gets like a million dollars every year from the Mets(?)

That was the Mets fault. They could have just given Bobby Bonilla the $5 million they owed him and walked away. Instead, the owner cooked up that cockamamie deferred payment plan so he could keep Bobby's money tangled up with Bernie Madoff.

I find this amazing and hilarious

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I love this so much.

Anyone who biatches about it, get farked, the owners still won't sleep with you.
 
2021-06-21 11:18:03 AM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: Skarekrough: stoli n coke: then grunge and alternative took over rock radio, and by 1995, instead of putting out another "hair metal" album that would probably not sell very many copies, the label just decided to cut their losses and not waste everybody's time and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Yes and no....

Everyone seems to forget that there wasn't a point in time when everything changed immediately.

There was a point in time when if you were listening to a station that had played Poison and Winger at one time their playlist consisted of equal parts Damn Yankees, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Whitesnake and Warrant.

And that span of time was waaaaaay longer than anyone wants to admit.  The Hair Metal contingent hung on for years and radio stations got saddled having to "sell" it to the public on their playlists and promotions.

I remember this went on past 1995.  I was driving a van for a living for 8+ hours a day with only an AM/FM radio.  The market I was in had 2 stations that were competing for the Alternative Rock market and only one that was deep into the "Hard Rock" market and I think fancied themselves as the next incarnation of "Classic Rock."

The stinking corpse of hair metal dragged on for waaaaaaay longer than anyone wants to admit it did.

was this in Denver, just out of curiosity?


It was not.  Boston.
 
2021-06-21 11:41:23 AM  

slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.


Aerosmith toured a lot with Ted back in the 70s-80s. Ted gave them a PRS. A roadie handed it to Perry onstage. He played a few chords from Cat Scratch Fever, and then proceeded to smash the living shiat out of it.
 
2021-06-21 11:48:41 AM  

dereksmalls: slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.

Aerosmith toured a lot with Ted back in the 70s-80s. Ted gave them a PRS. A roadie handed it to Perry onstage. He played a few chords from Cat Scratch Fever, and then proceeded to smash the living shiat out of it.


I wonder if that has more to do with the guitar or the amount of drugs he was on?

One of life's great mysteries...
 
2021-06-21 12:02:49 PM  

Drunk Southern Taser Bait: dereksmalls: slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.

Aerosmith toured a lot with Ted back in the 70s-80s. Ted gave them a PRS. A roadie handed it to Perry onstage. He played a few chords from Cat Scratch Fever, and then proceeded to smash the living shiat out of it.

I wonder if that has more to do with the guitar or the amount of drugs he was on?

One of life's great mysteries...


I hate to say this, but Ted is a much better guitarist than Joe.
 
2021-06-21 12:10:11 PM  

dereksmalls: slimebarfer: stoli n coke: slimebarfer: I am not a fan, but I had a free ticket and did see them with Jackyl opening.  A friend worked for the venue and was wearing a Styx hat.  He walked up to his wife, who had been talking to Ted.  She said "I told you not to wear that hat!", then Ted snapped, grabbed him by the throat and stared him down.  Ted's handlers apologized profusely for him in hopes that the tour would not get sued.  Psycho!

Wasn't one or two members of Damn Yankees in Styx?

Tommy Shaw.  Apparently Ted took offense to something not focused on him.   He had a bow onstage - shot silhouettes of deer and Sadaam that a roadie held up behind his amps, then shot his zebra striped PRS on a stand as it fed back.

Aerosmith toured a lot with Ted back in the 70s-80s. Ted gave them a PRS. A roadie handed it to Perry onstage. He played a few chords from Cat Scratch Fever, and then proceeded to smash the living shiat out of it.


Considering the stupid guitars Perry was playing at the time (first place I saw a Bich I think), it was probably a gag. I know Nugent still gets free stage prop guitars from Gibson because he auctions them off all the time, so I imagine him and Aerosmith together must have had dozens and dozens of prop/promo axes.
 
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