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    UCF and Boise State are the heroes of all the...

    UCF and Boise State are the heroes of all the mid-majors. Their programs are what we strive to be. I went to the WMU / Georgia State game tonight. Lot's of fun on a beautiful Michigan evening.
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    They still put on a great show. Eric's voice is...

    They still put on a great show. Eric's voice is not as strong as it used to be, but Buck still sounds great and just keeps getting better and better as a guitarist. Richie Castellano has been with...
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    Definitely his best solo album IMO. I would be...

    Definitely his best solo album IMO. I would be interested in checking this out.
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    I was never a huge fan, but some of his songs...

    I was never a huge fan, but some of his songs were the soundtrack of some of my younger life. I caught quite a few episodes of his recent reality show on AXS TV and he seemed like a really cool guy...
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    They actually just a picture of them in the...

    They actually just a picture of them in the studio on Facebook yesterday.
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    I liked the "Imaginos" version of both...

    I liked the "Imaginos" version of both "Astronomy" and "Blue Oyster Cult (The Subhuman)" at least as good, if not better than the originals.
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    I have only listened to the song a couple of...

    I have only listened to the song a couple of times, but already I can't get it out of my head.
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    A new one: ...

    A new one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxrzUe_TDM
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    I have been reading the new book on Crosby Stills...

    I have been reading the new book on Crosby Stills Nash & Young by David Browne. I am really enjoying it as it really covers a lot of ground in great detail. I had ready both of Crosby's books,...
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    There definitely appeared to be a lot of Lions...

    There definitely appeared to be a lot of Lions fans in the crowd on Sunday. Florida is similar. I went to a Red Wings game in Tampa once and it was almost like being at a home game. I would say...
  11. I was not at that particular ROSfest show, but I...

    I was not at that particular ROSfest show, but I can imagine how that might not have worked that well with a seated audience like ROSfest has. Bent Knee typically play clubs to a much younger...
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    And the Lions start out with another meltdown. ...

    And the Lions start out with another meltdown. They didn't loose (the game was a tie), but totally blew this game. It's gonna be another long season.....
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    I have seen them live 5 times and trust me, they...

    I have seen them live 5 times and trust me, they can pull their studio sound off live. They are the real deal.
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    Coheed have kind of taken TYS under their wing. ...

    Coheed have kind of taken TYS under their wing. TYS have toured as an opening act with Coheed and Cambria several times. I actually like TYS vocalist better than C&C's, but both can be an aquired...
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    It is really too bad that Kansas never filmed any...

    It is really too bad that Kansas never filmed any of those tours, especially "Monolith" when they toured with a huge production. It was the band at the top of their game live, but there is little to...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Paul's book is a fun read.

    Paul's book is a fun read.
  18. Just curious, have you ever seen them live? For...

    Just curious, have you ever seen them live? For Bent Knee are a perfect example of a band that needs to be experienced live to really appreciate how good they are. I tend to like about half of what...
  19. Nothing wrong with Muse to my ears either.

    Nothing wrong with Muse to my ears either.
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    I have a ton of reviews on there, although have...

    I have a ton of reviews on there, although have kind of slacked off the last few years.
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    This band has come so far so fast. I agree it is...

    This band has come so far so fast. I agree it is really fantastic from beginning to end. The fact that it is a double album that stays so consistently good is pretty amazing. It is currently my #1...
  22. Nice interview. Cool that he mentions the TSO...

    Nice interview. Cool that he mentions the TSO crowd in Grand Rapids Michigan which is where I have seen them on several tours. The audience there is really good.
  23. Thread: Evergrey

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    I think they compare closer to Opeth than those...

    I think they compare closer to Opeth than those bands, but I am a fan of all of them and like Evergrey a lot.
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    Not there this year either, so need a report!

    Not there this year either, so need a report!
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    I don't think the Founders Oktoberfest has been...

    I don't think the Founders Oktoberfest has been released yet, but they are doing one this fall. Bell's Oktoberfest just came out this past week. I find it kind of middle of the road, but a lot of...
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    Me too. I still buy CD's, but am not going to...

    Me too. I still buy CD's, but am not going to purchase the special edition thing.
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    Founder's is making an Oktoberfest for the first...

    Founder's is making an Oktoberfest for the first time this year. I am curious to try it.
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    Exactly how I felt about it.

    Exactly how I felt about it.
  29. I saw them live with Hart and he sounded very...

    I saw them live with Hart and he sounded very similar to Rogers. Howe had a very different voice, but still very good.
  30. Thread: Lockn' 2019

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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    We are taking my dad to see the new Apocalypse...

    We are taking my dad to see the new Apocalypse Now Final Cut in IMAX this afternoon. It has always been one of his favorite movies and it is years since I have seen it. ...
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    I am currently reading "The Castle On Sunset"...

    I am currently reading "The Castle On Sunset" which is a history of the Chateau Marmot hotel in Hollywood. It is probably best known as the place where John Belushi died, but the place has been...
  33. Anyone here a fan of the Brian Howe era of Bad...

    Anyone here a fan of the Brian Howe era of Bad Company? They had some pretty big hits and I think several of the albums are really good. "Holy Water" and "Dangerous Age" were both on constant...
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    Yup, he talks about it in his book (which is an...

    Yup, he talks about it in his book (which is an interesting read BTW). He was not pleased with their performance, although pretty much everyone I know who has heard it thinks it is great.
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    I just finished the extended version of "The...

    I just finished the extended version of "The Hateful Eight" on Netflix. It is broken into 4 chapters and I did not watch it all in one sitting. To be honest it has been long enough since I saw the...
  36. Agree, very good stuff, and Rogers is one of the...

    Agree, very good stuff, and Rogers is one of the all time best vocalists. I have seen Bad Company several times, but it was always with other vocalists. (Brian Howe twice and Robert Hart once). I...
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    There are 3 towers very close to Storybook...

    There are 3 towers very close to Storybook (basically across the road). One that I remember was when After The Fall played in either 97 or 98. They were doing a quiet acoustic thing and the radio...
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    I think he is very inconsistent, but some of his...

    I think he is very inconsistent, but some of his films are great. I agree with you about "Lady In The Water" though, one of his weakest films for sure.
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    It has happened at ProgDay several times over the...

    It has happened at ProgDay several times over the years.
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    I bought this album at the show last week, and...

    I bought this album at the show last week, and have had chance to give it several listens. I think this might be the best solo album Jon has done. I really like it a lot. After seeing his band...
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    Agree, one their all time great tracks.

    Agree, one their all time great tracks.
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    I have quite a few younger people who work with...

    I have quite a few younger people who work with me that are really into it, but were either very young or not even born in the 80's. It is kind of similar what "Happy Days" was to my generation.
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    I think I would have been totally into going.

    I think I would have been totally into going.
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    That anthology is good, but there is also a 3CD...

    That anthology is good, but there is also a 3CD anthology called "Since You've Been Gone" that covers a bit more ground for anyone looking for a good overview.
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    Agree, as with everything Mattias touches the...

    Agree, as with everything Mattias touches the Progtoberfest show was outstanding.
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    Although I am not a fan, I think she has...

    Although I am not a fan, I think she has developed into a relatively talented artist over the years. I still don't care for her nasal voice, but she has worked to improve it and is actually come a...
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    I also saw the "SBTE" tour. My one and only time...

    I also saw the "SBTE" tour. My one and only time seeing them. One of the loudest concerts I have ever seen to this day. It was fricking loud that the sound was a muddy mess. The show was cool,...
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    I read Michael Lang's book a few years ago and it...

    I read Michael Lang's book a few years ago and it was very interesting. Highly recomended for people interested in Woodstock.
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    Someone else that I just thought of who I think...

    Someone else that I just thought of who I think is a great lyricist would be Andy Tillison from The Tangent. I find his lyrics to always be intelligent, well thought out, and interesting. I also...
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    I am also a fan of the song, but prefer the Head...

    I am also a fan of the song, but prefer the Head East version on the "Head East Live" album. It was always a showcase of their concerts.
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    Derek Sherinian from Dream Theater / Black...

    Derek Sherinian from Dream Theater / Black Country Communion as well.
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    Bell's built their huge state of the art quarter...

    Bell's built their huge state of the art quarter mile long production facility about 10 years ago or so, but I am not sure when they moved Hopslam production there. They were still brewing a lot of...
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    An all time classic!
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    He has been doing it again in his live shows the...

    He has been doing it again in his live shows the last few years as kind of a showcase for his band. They pull it off really well.
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    This even happens with the independents. I don't...

    This even happens with the independents. I don't think Hopslam from Bell's has been the same (or as good) since they moved production to their current huge quarter mile long facility outside of town...
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    Alice has always hired top notch musicians. His...

    Alice has always hired top notch musicians. His currently band are outstanding.
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    "Lebowski" is one of those films that people...

    "Lebowski" is one of those films that people either seem to really love, or not care for much at all. Personally, I love it, but I know other Coen brothers fans who think it was a dud.
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    Yup, as Ian mentions Goose Island is owned by...

    Yup, as Ian mentions Goose Island is owned by Inbev (Budweiser) these days. They started out as an independent in Chicago, but are now fully owned. I like their IPA ok. It is not on the level of...
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    Unfortunately that is not unusual for free...

    Unfortunately that is not unusual for free festival type show. The Grand Rapids show was actually a very small crowd. The venue was less than half full, and they were giving away free standing room...
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    Here is another great review of the Grand Rapids...

    Here is another great review of the Grand Rapids show; ...
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