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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Scott Baxendale, Sep 13, 2021.
Never heard of him. I'll have to check him out. Sad deal. Thanks for the link.
Stupid generalization. Some old acts are cover bands, or just trash. Not worth seeing. Some are incredible.
Not everybody ages the same way. Same goes for musicians.
Billy Joel and Tommy Shaw are still incredibly entertaining around 70 years old.
John Popper of Blues Traveler is probably 20 years younger, and his show was garbage to me, a few years ago. Weird Al is about the same age, and is still awesome.
I took up trying to play guitar late in life (51). I will never achieve what I would like to, musically.
I will never cast stones at those who are doing what they love, and do it well.
And I saw Robert Plant in concert just a few years ago and enjoyed it very much.
Neil Young, Elton John, Bob Dylan, all elder artists that have lived nearly their whole lives creating music in their heads. I wouldn't expect them to ever quit writing.
Paul Stanley, on the other hand, writes the exact amount of material needed for an album, no more no less.
My question for someone like Keith Richards is, how can you tell a new riff from the hundreds you've already written?
He's just mad because old fart cover bands do Zeppelin better than Zeppelin ever did Zeppelin.
Iron Maiden are about my age and are still killin it, live shows and new music.
I dunno why I think of sex with music but I guess its the euphoria.
Anyhow, old people having sex is decrepit too but, they will keep trying.
You means he's woken up to the fact that no one wants to listen to his screaming?
Other "old" bands are still making good music.
We're talking about rock music (or pop) specifically.
It's no problem or cringe-factor for geriatric classical musicians/conductors or jazz players.
Suggests rock/pop music demands a sort of physical prowess, rather like a sportsperson who should retire well before 40?
Is it the music, or is it the wrinkly old farts that smell funny who are performing it that is being called "decrepit"?
I like the theory of "Old Cool". It's a rare thing -- a combination of personality and environment -- when someone gets cooler with age rather than the far more common trajectory of less cool.
Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, George Carlin . . . who else? Sir Paul? Johnny Cash? With the currently aging folks, I think this is working for Eddie Vedder. Maybe Rivers Cuomo. Maybe Dave Grohl. But there's still a lot of time for those guys.
Steven Tyler wishes, maybe.
I guess there's just more to it than being old.
I saw Pure Prairie League and Poco live a couple years ago, I'd never heard of either of them before and they were both awesome.
Wait, what?... Did David Letterman replace John Bonham?
"Do...Or do not. There is no try." --Yoda
But what age group are they performing for? If you’re in your late 30s mid 40s , I guess it’s kinda weird having your grampa sing gimme shelter to you . Now if you’re close to Micks age or older you probably think it’s cool.
But only for rim shots.
dunno man. Almost all the people I’d pay to go see are between my dad’s and grandparents’ ages. Born somewhere between 1940-1965 or so.
I loved David Letterman's work in Led Zepp.