Saturday, May 27, 2006

Unlikely events in metal

I was thinking about my post from yesterday and a lot of people doubt any of those things can happen and I understand that. However a lot of unlikely things have happened in metal before. Here are some things that have happened that may have seemed unlikely at one time.

-Ozzy gets fired from Black Sabbath in 1979. His solo band becomes more successful than Black Sabbath are without him.
-David Lee Roth is replaced by Sammy Hagar and 5150 hits #1 on the billboard charts. Something the band didn't do with Roth.
-The Kiss reunion in the mid-90s. Did anyone really think that would ever happen?
-AC/DC have more commercial success (at least for the first two albums) with Brian Johnson than they did with Bon Scott.
-Vince Neil leaves Motley Crue in 1992.
-Rob Halford leaves Judas Priest in the early 90's.
-Alice Cooper manages a comeback and fits into the genre of metal in 1986 after almost a decade of trying pop, new wave and other forms of music.
-Metallica's rise in popularity after Master of puppets was released. In say late 85 speed metal was still mainly underground. Even though Metallica had already done one release on their major label this was a huge step.

Can you think of any events that once seemed unlikely that have happened?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Fred Charles said...

If both Pink Floyd and Dinosaur Jr. could reunite in the same year, than anything can happen. Both of these bands were at the center of the most bitter feuds that I can remember in rock music.

Dinosaur Jr. broke up because the guitarist hit the bass player over his head with his guitar during a concert. If those guys can make up than anyone can.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Fred-Dokken was another one. George Lynch and Don Dokken got in a limo on the way to opening for AC/DC at Wembley Stadium in 1988. Drummer Mick Brown had sex with Jeff Pilson's then wife on the Dokken tour bus. Yet these guys did a reunion. Of course the reunion came to an end when George Lynch attempted to strangle Don Dokken because he was late getting on the tour bus.

6:39 AM  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

Kiss recording a disco-type song.(I was made for loving you)

Ozzy, Tommy Lee and others being on *reality* shows.

Run DMC and Aerosmith making a record together.

Sebastian Bach making a guest appearance on the Gilmore Girls.
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I'm sure there's more but if that could happen, and at one time I thought it would never happen, then anything is possible.

12:12 PM  
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12:26 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

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12:27 PM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Ozzy still being alive; it's a miracle.

3:14 PM  

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