Reputation: 173 Excellent
- Active Posts:
- 2630 (2.6 per day)
- Most Active In:
- The Gibson Lounge (2486 posts)
- 11-September 10
- Profile Views:
- Last Active:
- Today, 12:09 AM
- Member Title:
- Smart *** #1
- Age Unknown
- Birthday Unknown
- Not Telling
- IN THE OZONE....
Music, politics, chicks, animals, KISStory, the SF Giants, outdoor activites, you name it, I'll probably like it.
AND ROCK N' ROLL!!!!
Topics I've Started
18 April 2013 - 09:01 PMShare your opinions.
I'll have to go with #2...
05 April 2013 - 05:54 PM
02 April 2013 - 02:46 PMAerosmith- Just Push Play, KISS- Psycho Circus, Gene Simmons- Asshole (well, I only like Gene within KISS...that's about it), Frehley's Comet- Second Sighting, Paul Stanley- Live To Win, Led Zeppelin- In Through The Out Door, Van Halen- Balance, Peter Criss- One For All, Metallica- Load, Re-Load, St. Anger (a trio of bad albums), Rush- Presto, et all.
These are merely personal opinions. Share yours.
13 February 2013 - 05:10 PMAce Frehley "Personal Guitar Signings"
He's offering personal guitar signings in a "private" setting for $500 (per guitar).
I'm the biggest Ace fan (DUH!) but I'm also straight-up and honest. Great idea, but for 500 bucks (and per guitar!)? If that ain't taking advantage of the Rock Soldiers, I don't know what is! Dime (RIP) would have done this for free. This should be $100 bucks at the most. Not even that. $50 is fine. I understand that he (and his management team) has to make money, but if he wants the Benjamins rolling in, he better get his *** back out on the road. Sucks, because some fan will pay $500 for Ace's shortcomings (namely his lack of ever showing up on time). Now, if he knocked off one zero I'd go for it! But seeing as how tickets to his shows only cost around $30-$50, 500 big ones for a goofy guitar player to sign my guitar in my own home and show up a half-hour late to do it is beyond me. Ace, you better make your flights this time! Don't continue to vindicate Gordon G.G. Gebert (co-author of the KISS & Tell books and some other rock books)! Now, I'm gonna go eat my donut and listen to Badlands. Ack!
16 January 2013 - 07:07 PMI have this idea for a comic. It's about musicians and the business of rock n' roll. Kinda stems from the old KISS comics from the 70s, but addresses my criticism of their comics: they weren't portrayed as musicians, just superheroes. MY comic will be about a fictional rock n' roll band (Eric Carr had made up a fictional band called "The Rockheads" in the 80s, and this kinda stems from that too) fighting the evil of the music business: crooked managers/business people, wacko promoters, religious anti-rock people that call us devil worshippers, and critics. The idea came from me drawing lightning bolts and the word ZAP! (I love comic art) Then I decided to draw a Rolling Stone writer under it getting struck by the power of my fictional band. The whole concept is the fact that rock is a people's game and it's all about the passionate fans, not some self-appointed asshole that thinks his own crap doesn't stink and gets paid to force his opinions on people despite the fact that being a critic takes no skill or has no requirements.
Basically, it is a comic (sorta like MAD Magazine meets the Fantastic Four based around rock n' roll) for rock/metal lovers. Kids won't get it. Chances are the masses won't get it either. But, as said, it is a rock/metal fan's comic. We're continuously put-down and stepped on by the supposed "cool people". All I gotta say is that they can keep Elvis Costello (nothing personal, just my opinion, mind you) and Madonna and rap music. I'll keep rockin' out to 2112 and Technical Ecstasy.
I believe in this 100%. I know I'll (and whoever wants to partner up with me. I can't do this alone) make good money off of this, but that's not the main idea. I'm pretty passionate about it. Just as long as the fans love it and it goes somewhere, I'll be perfectly happy. It will never be something for the masses, but it's almost like a cult thing.
All opinions are welcome. Keep in mind, I will try my best to keep this and my music career separate.