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Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:04 pm

quikstang2 wrote:Did everyone miss the first pic?

Metallica wasn't/isn't/hopefully never will be a "hair band". I mean, if you're going to throw Charlie Benante and Dave Lombardo in there as well just to be funny.



I realize Metallica was admittedly the anti-hair band, but come on...they all had long hair. They may not have used make up and hairspray, but THEY. ALL. HAD. LONG. HAIR. Do you remember the whole Unplugged episode with Alice in Chains (the final Layne Staley appearance)? Members of Metallica show up in the crowd to watch, what does Mike Inez have scrawled on his bass?

"Friends don't let friends get friends haircuts"

He knew then. We all know it now. It was the signifying moment of Metallica's irrelevance. It was upon the release of "Load." (as in 'load of crap')

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Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:11 pm

C'mon, man, just because the drummer had long hair didn't mean he was in a hair band. "Hair band" was derogatory for the dudes that dressed like chicks, teased their hair and stuff. If you looked in the audience and couldn't tell who was a dude and who was a chick, THAT was a a hair band concert! If the make up appeared more important to the band than music, THAT was a hair band! Basically, they all looked like this ...


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Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:15 pm

Who replaced Robert Trujillo in 'Black Label Society,' so that lil Robby could go replace (genius-for-leaving) Jason Newstead in Metallica? That's right Mike Inez. If AIC were good friends with Metallica, why, after the hiatus of AIC due to Staley, wouldn't Inez play bass? Because he, and Jason Newstead, knew what the deal was. Although, I'm not a Black Label Society fan, Inez made the right move. I will, however, say all of AIC made a wrong move doing the Reunion tour in 2006 after their friggin LEAD SINGER WAS DEAD.

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Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:19 pm

To call Iron Maiden A "hair band" is just plain wrong.
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Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:15 pm

chris_stuff_er wrote:Who replaced Robert Trujillo in 'Black Label Society,' so that lil Robby could go replace (genius-for-leaving) Jason Newstead in Metallica? That's right Mike Inez. If AIC were good friends with Metallica, why, after the hiatus of AIC due to Staley, wouldn't Inez play bass? Because he, and Jason Newstead, knew what the deal was. Although, I'm not a Black Label Society fan, Inez made the right move.


But, what you forgot to include was that Inez was only in BLS for one tour. He was replaced by James Lomenzo (ex-White Lion, another "hair band") in late 2003. Lomenzo stayed with BLS until 2005, when he departed, and BLS hired John DeServio, the original BLS bass player. Lomenzo was with BLS during their biggest years (to date), playing on the monster album, "The Blessed Hellride", which had their biggest hit, "Stillborn". Lomenzo also played on the "Hangover Music, Vol 6" record, which had monster hits in "House Of Doom", and "Suicide Messiah".

I know this because I was in radio for 15 years, working at a rock station, until I was downsized out of a job last August.
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Post Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:27 pm

wow...i either just got 'owned,' or 'schooled'... or both.
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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:36 am

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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:56 pm

OK I own one of these 70's Ludwig Hair kits and still play it. Here is one that belongs to an old friend. Notice his Basses are so far apart he uses two doubble pedals pedals. One with a left extention one with a right!
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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:04 pm

ahh what was with the 80's
i never got the HUGE drums
and the abundance of them
even though they barely used them
oh well its just about the image they had to keep up
their hair was huge, why not their instruments
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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:49 pm

back when i was starting out drumming, i thought Blas Elias's kit was the coolest thing ever! thank god for me, by the time I got enough money to afford his 4-kick drum silver kit, huge drumkits were super uncool :lol:

so I got a starclassic that i still get comments on 10 years later! 8)
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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:02 pm

Frank Beard`s set. aw dude thats bad ass. why havent i seen that befor..