Like, maybe a pig.
Earlier this year pioneers of dock-worker rock, Journey, found a new lead singer (their 4th?) by scouring Journey cover bands and karaoke masters on the Youtubes. I’ve done some scientific testing (listening with headphones) and Arnel Pineda sounds more like Steve Perry than Steve Effing Perry (his actual middle name).
Just last week Boston announced they had hired a Home Depot employee to replace late lead singer Brad Delp after hearing his renditions of their songs on Myspace.
“Hi, this is one of the dudes from Boston. We heard your Myspace songs and we want you to sing in our band.”
“Real funny, Steve. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to stock these hex wrenches and 1/4 inch washers. Dick.”
I heard the guy and he does a passable karaoke Boston-style impression, but that’s about it. Sad, because Boston is in my top 5 classic rock bands of all time. Their message of finding happiness through rock and roll always inspired me. No joke.
So, who knows, maybe Josh can take over when Trent Reznor retires (i.e. is piece by piece carried back to the depths from whence he was spawned by one thousand blood-eyed crows).
I hope more bands turn to Youtube for their new singers. I want Tay Zonday to spread his chocolate rain on Velvet Revolver before they get a chance to do a fucking reality show, and the Numa Numa guy to sign on with… whatever group made the Numa Numa song in the first place.
Which Inter-video-tard and band would you pair up?
Nevermind. Tay Zonday already replaced Rivers Cuomo in Weezer. The end is nigh. (via Bill)
I fixed it. Im quick like that.
Typos: 'There's' should be 'theirs' in panel one, and right before the Trent Reznor link you said 'went' instead of 'when'.
awesome. i love nine inch nails. i downloaded the nin rock band songs when they came out, but i suck at the game. it's a lot easier playing the songs on a real guitar. i can only the imagine the number of people who downloaded that pack thinking they were going to be trent reznor for a few hours 🙂
My life would be 10 times more dramatic if I had my own filth smog machine.
Maybe it's time to revive my dream of being America's #1 Meat Loaf impersonator. Does that count, since Meat is just a guy, and not a band? Can I tell him, "look, Meat, I saw you on American Idol and you've clearly gone completely batshit?"
Mostly unrelated rant: back when NIN was somewhat relevant, I used to hear the comment a lot that "ooh, if Trent Reznor wasn't a musician he'd be a serial killer!" My entire ass. If he wasn't a musician he'd be playing D&D every night. And he wouldn't be a fun D&D player, no, he'd be the rule-lawyering, notebooks-full-of-supplemental-rules-from-Dragon-magazine, painstakingly-painted-lead-figures, let-me-tell-you-about-my-campaign type of D&D player.
And Marilyn Manson would be one of the guys he DMs on friday nights, arguing every call Trent made, ensuring that the game would never really get going.
Which kinda explains, if anyone cared, why I got out of D&D.
Incidentally, are there any Fancy Bastards who do a good Danny Elfman? Let's get Oingo Boingo back together!
the Numa band is O-Zone, and the song is Drogosta Din Tei (sp?). Hooray for romanian pop bands!
You've obviously missed this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQnT3psRi7Q
Didn't you hear, Trent went all health nut so when the thousand blood eyed crows come for him he'll just blend them up into his protein shake and do another two hundred bicep curls.
Actually, "there's" is used correctly.
Dammit, Joel, I spat coffee at my computer when I read title of the comic. Note to self: Don't drink and read.
Though I have a giga fuck-ton of respect for him/her as an artist and actually LIKE her, I would love to see Kelly be the new lead singer for either Heart, Bananarama or The Go-Gos.
Seeing that Tay Zonday video after reading the comic just reminded me yet again of how much better The Slip is than the Red Album.
Boston has always been among my all-time faves as well, to the point that I conferred legitimacy upon the Walk On project that others spat on. Tom Scholz' attitude about technology (i.e. it's a mindless crutch unless it's something he invented) reminds me a lot of George Lucas' mentality, so it makes sense that Scholz would do something so cheesy as succeeding Delp with a karaoke slut. Tragic.
I'd be willing to settle for just the pig heads.
I think Tay Zonday should take over vocal duties for Type O Negative. (Peter Steele can still play bass, though.)
do we even want to know where the hair on his head came from?!
No, it wasn't when I said that.
Dragostea, I believe.
Very creepy video I must say.
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Did anyone grab 'The Slip'? Great new album, Echoplex is definitely a favourite…
Oh man. I'm going to see if I can convince my wife to use Effing as a middle name for one of our future children.
Im sure ALL NIN songs are easier to play on guitar than on rock band.
Wait, how to play the songs that are just beeps and boops and squelches?
Just get a regular smog machine, but put garbage and sadness in it.
I dont think Reznore claims to be anything more than a musician that makes broody music. He's a pretty down to earth guy. Manson, unfortunately, always tried to play it off like "This is the real me. Im really actually evil." Weak.
Let's do a Nightmare before Christmas cover band.
Why can't my ACTUAL wishes come true? Who is this fucking Genie that grants all my crappy suppositions?
He floats 4 inches above his treadmill as his calories commit suicide.
What's "The Slip"
SO MUCH of Boston's sound was made up of Delp's voice. I dont begrudge them for continuing to make a living, but the whole ordeal is sad.
That would be fucking awesome. Now I want him to sing for Kannibal Korpse (sp?)
That the 2nd mention. what is this thing?
That child would succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
I already subscribed!
The new NIN album that is free to download. It's my favorite album of theirs in a while.
I dunno. I watch a lot of Manson interviews, and despite his broody nature the guy is really intelligent. He can even be pretty funny when he's so inclined. I kind of wish he would actually make one of the movies he keeps planning on making, just so I could know if he's a skilled director. The real reason he sticks to the evil "act" so fervently is his horrible public image. Now that he's considered such a bad guy, he can't be taken seriously as anything else, even by himself.
Free net album, via The Reznorgasm. It's not bad, it's no 'In Rainbows' but it's a pretty damned good album I must say…
I never said he wasnt intelligent. I would just respect him more (since I dont enjoy his music) if he said "oh yeah, the manson things an act."
You have introduced me to a new kind of evil.
Somehow I knew that and completely missed what you were talking about. I = tard.
He does in his autobiography, which is actually a pretty good read. It's older, though, so I guess he's started believing his own shit a little more since then.
YES! WIN FOR LIFE!
Yes, exactly. My dreams of starting a Styx cover band were crushed when I reached puberty. On a good day, however, it's Jethro Tull (which I'm using as an adjective).
Somehow, that sounds like a bad thing.
I can't believe you've never heard of her. She's a certified YouTube celebrity. Why, she even appeared in the latest Weezer video.
I did "Roboto" with a friend at a Karaoke party this weekend. Made sure to do it first so I didnt lose my voice.
Somehow I totally missed it.
Appears to be another NiN album released for free on the internet about a month ago (two months after Ghosts).
Whereas The Red Album is the latest Weezer CD (with "Pork and Beans" on it).
I'd pair up with Joy Division, or any other 80s goth band, for that matter. This is mostly because I don't do so hot with the higher octaves.
so your vocal range is "depressed."
Unfortunately, BNL did internet celebrity first. Possibly better?
This just in: NINtendo is adding a squelch box to there (sic) Rock Band peripherals.
and a motion sensitive bucket of mud.