Bucket List!



  • 3 years ago I saw the Stones. Then 18 months ago I saw AC/DC - which was extremely fortunate as I wasn't to know that Brian was going to move on. Now both were totally amazing, and a real tick off the list sort of things.

    But just this morning, I've gone and topped it.

    Metallica are playing HK next Jan - done. I've seen them twice before, but it's been a lot time between drinks - Newstead was on bass when I saw them last!

    And then also - Guns N FUCKING ROSES!! Singapore in Feb. The old crew - Axl, Slash, Duff and some other bogans. As a caveat, I still expect this concert to quite possibly suck shit. Or Axl and Slash to fall out before than and the whole thing to be tinned. But hey, it's guns and fucking roses man!!!

    There is no purpose to this post, other than to show off.



  • Me three! Sort of!

    GnR here in Feb!

    Splashed out and got the most expensive tickets I could get! Thought we would be somewhere seated and comfy! Nope! Got tickets to right in front of the stage! Probably the only place I didn't want to be!!!

    I really wish I checked before purchase but just assumed!



  • I saw Guns and Roses when they were young and they sucked, fucked if i am going now.

    But i might jag tickets to Metallica on their latest tour if they come Aus, one more time seeing those granddads hammer out Master of Puppets would be good times i reckon. Might check out the tour's set list first though



  • Would have to be on point to beat Foo Fighters as a live act, that's for fucking sure.



  • Apparently GnR have reviewed well. Hopefully they play NZ before they piss each other off and blow up the tour.



  • Saw the Foo and Stones last times in NZ, they kicked ass. The stones are total pros, even now they rock



  • Saw Metallica 3 years ago, played black album start to finish then ran with some classics for encores. Would see them again in an instant, absolute class act



  • I saw Def Leppard and White Snake 8 years ago. That counts right?



  • @Bones fuck yes it does



  • @canefan said in Bucket List!:

    Apparently GnR have reviewed well. Hopefully they play NZ before they piss each other off and blow up the tour.

    Sounded like Axel won rave reviews for his spell with AC/DC too.
    Back in their prime there was always a 50% chance GnR would either pull out of show, be on stage 6 hours late or Perform without Axel( by all accounts was and probably still is a complete prick)



  • Jealous. I wish Thailand got some decent concerts (and sporting events). Unfortunately Thai boy bands and love song singers are about as good as it gets...



  • As an aside to the bucket list, how about bands you never got to see in their prime?

    Top of my list are Pink Floyd. Closely followed by GnR ( even with the risk of being let down)



  • @mariner4life said in Bucket List!:

    @Bones fuck yes it does

    For the record, he still did the "C'mon Steve" part.



  • @Bones Hysteria is a genuinely great album



  • @Virgil never got to see Freddie Mercury and Queen or Bowie



  • @canefan said in Bucket List!:

    @Virgil never got to see Freddie Mercury and Queen or Bowie

    Fuck yes Queen at their peak ala Wembley '86



  • Saw Blondie in the late 90s in Auckland and Debbie Harry still rocked. Past her use by date now unfortunately



  • Got Springsteen tickets, missed him in the early 2000s becuase my ute shat its guts, missed him last time because I just bought a house but he sang Royals by lorde as his first song which is not an image I ever want in my head. Will be my sons first concert too.



  • @jegga You'll get your money's worth, he played for ages. Only disappointment last time was I went the night he played Born to Run in its entirety, the night before he did Born in the USA 😞



  • @canefan I'd be happy with either album to be honest.



  • @jegga watching him and the E Street Band work was a privilege, no mailing it in from Bruce



  • @mariner4life said in Bucket List!:

    @Bones Hysteria is a genuinely great album

    When that came out I was still in high school in a little town in the middle of fucking nowhere. Loved that album but never appreciated just how huge it was until seeing a doco on Def Leppard years later. It was fucking massive.



  • holy shit, i just saw the set list for Metallica in Puerto Rico, 3 of my 6 favourite Metallica songs to start. The rest is fucking solid, with only one glaring miss.

    If this is the standard of the tour i might just have to go

    CREEPING DEATH
    FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
    WHEREVER I MAY ROAM
    HARVESTER OF SORROW
    THE MEMORY REMAINS
    THE UNFORGIVEN
    MOTH INTO FLAME
    RIDE THE LIGHTNING
    SAD BUT TRUE
    ONE
    MASTER OF PUPPETS
    BATTERY
    FADE TO BLACK
    SEEK AND DESTROY
    ENCORE

    HARDWIRED
    WHISKEY IN THE JAR
    NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
    ENTER SANDMAN



  • @canefan said in Bucket List!:

    @jegga watching him and the E Street Band work was a privilege, no mailing it in from Bruce

    Does Steven Van Zandt tour with them ?



  • Going to Gunners in Feb. My mate just reminded me I owe him close to $400 for the tickets, thank fuck I've already bought pressies for the boys for xmas. I've heard good things about their latest efforts so fair to say I'm as happy as a clam at high tide. If they're good they might knock Prince off the top spot of best live acts I've seen and there's been some fucken good uns.....ACDC, Deep Purple, chillis, Billy Idol, Ben Harper, Dire Straits ( before I realised how boring they were )

    A mate has the Pink Floyd experience band on DVD and it's probably at the point where they do it better than the originals ever did ( complete with the vocalist/bassist doing all the wank louspeaker shit that Roger Waters did back in the day )



  • @jegga Oh yeah



  • @mariner4life Pyromania is their best album but Hysteria is good too. I've seen Def Leppard twice and they put on a great show.

    I thought about going to G'n'R but Axl's voice at his current age is fuckin' annoying to me. I'll just make do with seeing Slash with Myles Kennedy.

    I go to a lot of concerts and have been slowly ticking some artists off my list. But there are a few bands I would have loved to see in their prime (Queen, Led Zep, Floyd). And Van Halen with DLR c1981.

    I went to a bloody good gig last night - Steven Wilson at The Powerstation.



  • Saw Billy Idol and Queen with Adam Lambert - would definitely go to both again.



  • Shit this place seems entirely populated by bogans.



  • @Bovidae said in Bucket List!:

    I go to a lot of concerts and have been slowly ticking some artists off my list. But there are a few bands I would have loved to see in their prime (Queen, Led Zep, Floyd). And Van Halen with DLR c1981.

    We still live in a golden age, Justin Beiber, Katy Perry & best of all, Babymetal, are all touring this year!



  • @Crucial said in Bucket List!:

    Shit this place seems entirely populated by bogans.

    My last concert was Airbourne.

    Hang on no I actually think it was Gavin Degraw, that was fucking hilarious.



  • @Crucial said in Bucket List!:

    Shit this place seems entirely populated by bogans.

    You say that like it's a bad thing.



  • @Godder said in Bucket List!:

    Saw Billy Idol and Queen with Adam Lambert - would definitely go to both again.

    Yep I caught Idol last year. Definitely fucken good entertainment. He loses mark's for being a Vegan though.



  • @Crucial said in Bucket List!:

    Shit this place seems entirely populated by bogans.

    I know! It's fucking awesome! I've been listening to Metallica non-stop since!

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  • @Godder I saw both of those concerts as well. Queen with Adam Lambert was good, and better than I expected, but there's only one Freddie.

    @gollum For people my age or older, the artists we grew up listening to are slowly dying. 2016 has been Annus horribilis for musicians.



  • @JC said in Bucket List!:

    @Crucial said in Bucket List!:

    Shit this place seems entirely populated by bogans.

    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    Well I'm not saying it is a good thing



  • @Bovidae said in Bucket List!:

    @gollum For people my age or older, the artists we grew up listening to are slowly dying. 2016 has been Annus horribilis for musicians.

    You can't stand still, you have to embrace the new stuff, sometimes its better. And every year is a bad year for musicians. I can still remember trying to get my old man to listen to Cold Chisel. Fairs fair he made me listen to CCR & I fuckin loved CCR, but he refused to listen to anything "new", meant he missed out on the second coming of Aerosmith, Metallica, Pearl Jam etc. As he sat there listening to Buddy Holly. Think how bad 1959 was for that old fucker.

    I was listening to Who Made Who the other day, which I listened to till my ears bled 30 years ago, and I got a huge nostalgia rush, but I could think of a stack of Linkin Park or Green Day songs I like more now (and those songs are a good 10 years old). I would have sworn 30 years ago no-one would top Who Made Who unless Chisel reformed.

    A lot of the old bands haven't put out a decent song in 10 years at least. Maybe 20 in the case of U2. AC/DC just played the UK & to be honest the highlight was Axl. The ones that aren't dead, deaf or in prison have altzerimers. I got a massive rush of nostalgia, but I, in all honestly, thought the Babymetal concert was better (I really went to that, I'm not proud of it, but it was aces).

    Its like remembering how much fun your family dog was as a puppy chasing a ball & playfighting and then going home to find it laying half dead on the couch in a pool of its own shit as a cat walks past unmolested.



  • @gollum My comment was just about how many iconic musicians from the 1960s, 1970s and even the 1980s are now at an age where father time is against them. That is just a reflection of their age in most cases not due to the excesses of the rock'n'roll lifestyle. If Bieber or a member of One Direction died tomorrow I wouldn't give a fuck because I don't think that the majority of the auto-tuned manufactured artists of today will have the same enduring quality of a Bowie or Prince.

    I have a CD collection of ~800 so my tastes are varied and includes a number of new bands. But some "classic" bands have also released strong records recently. For example, Cold Chisel's The Perfect Crime is a worthy addition to their catalogue. ACDC's best days are well behind them so I don't see the appeal of seeing them live now or buying their CDs. At least the two times I have been to an ACDC concert included the classic lineup sans Bon Scott.

    The simplest way to look at it is that rather than say that there is good music and bad music, it's better to say there is music you like and music you don't like. I'm not wasting my money on the latter. 😄



  • @Bovidae considering how much gear they stuck into themselves, I think you should take a moment to consider its fucking amazing they lasted this long 🙂



  • @NTA For sure, but Keith Richards is living proof that it can be done! 😃


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