Metal rules, nu-metal sucks (thus, Korn sucks), and yes, Alice in Chains will forever be one of the bands I can't live without. Layne wasted his life before our eyes, but what can we do about it now?
Without AiC your poseur nu-metal crap wouldn't have anyone to rip off (in a really shitty way).
The AiC MTV Unplugged rules so much; I listen to it every time I'm driving my car anywhere. As for the TLC person, it's bad she died, but frankly, I think the forms of mass media (MTV) are putting her above Layne. That's a crime. AiC were one of the big three influential Seattle grunge bands (Soundgarden ruled too, Nirvana... ehh they were OK). TLC didn't even compose and perform their own music, did they? Maybe just write lyrics (if that)...
When I occasionally turn past MTV, it's like Layne never even died. Instead, it seems as if "Left-eye" only died yesterday. Then again, my opinion is biased as I hate hip-hop of all forms. Of course MTV will frequently show reminders that someone from the current pop scene is deceased. Pop = money, and that's all anybody wants in the end.
Why am I posting at this time? Today's been a long day.
I heard about a video of a guitar "duel" between the three 'best guitarists in the world' (as voted for by some magazine or other).
That was Joe Satriani Vs Steve Vai (Satrianis student) Vs Tom Morello (from Rage Against The Machine).
That would be so weird because Satriani and Vai both have a pretty similar style of playing (owing a lot to a minimum of 8 hours a day practise!). Morello though is a completely different player. The format was that each guitarist would take a verse then all three would play on the chorus bit. Morellos verses sounded like a DJ on the decks or something. Apparently at one point he started taking the piss a bit and played a Satch style solo while the rest of them just laughed.
I love guitarists like that who can express themselves fully through their instruments. They can play what they hear in their head and aren't limited by ability.
Last edited by hoodedclaw; 2nd June 2002 at 09:35 PM.
i dont think i have heard much about that, but i'm not a huge fan of morello... i recently read an article in some guitar mag that held him up in the same light as hendrix and van halen...i dunno bout that!
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.