If you could bring a dead rock star back to life

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  1. Mudbugfish, Jul 23, 2008
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    If you could bring a dead rock star back to life for one gig, who would it be?

    John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Buddy Holly, Freddie Mercury? Or someone else?

    This Day in Music are carrying out a world-wide survey to see which dead rock stars people would want to see again - for one night only!

    Who would you pick? You can see a full list and vote on
    http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/stairway_to_heaven
     
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    The one I've been wishing lately that never died is Layne Staley from Alice in Chains. I think they had a lot more in them and when I listen to their music I am always blown away by it.

    That being said others that I wouldn't mind having be alive these days, rock or not in no particular order:

    Kurt Cobain
    Jerry Garcia
    Jimi Hendrix
    Freddie Mercury
    Hillel Slovak (Though I think RHCP's most prominent work is BSSM (John Frusciante), I wonder what he could have done with them)
    Jaco Pastorius
     
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    Anyone want to get a petition going to get the Spinal Tap drummers on the list?
     
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    Would have to be John Bonham - Then could see the real Led Zeppelin

    Or Jim Morrison and see the complete line up of The Door.
     
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    Freddie Mercury would be my choice.

    He was so different than everybody else, could sing in any style. A lot of music left to be made.
     
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    I would bring back Dimebag Darrell.

    For those who don't know, he was on stage performing with Damageplan when an obsessed Pantera fan shot him.

    R.I.P.
     
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    You're kidding right?

    That's all a joke.
     
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    Do you know how long the list would have to be, not sure there is enough space on the internet to hold the list if you did that :D
     
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    In no particular order:

    Steve Clark. Not that I don't like Vivian Campbell, but Clark came up with some great riffs for Def Leppard.

    John Entwhistle. That guy got a lot of people back into the bass guitar.

    Dimebag Darrell. Loves his Black Tooth Grin, but damn, he could play.

    The Rat Pack. I would have loved to have seen them in their hayday. I moved to Vegas 2 months after they blew up the Sands Hotel/Casino and built the Venetian on the same lot.. a couple years ago, I went down to Bally's Casino in Vegas (it was the MGM Hotel/Casino before the MGM Grand was built; those of you old enough remember the huge fire that was there in '81.. I was 7! :) ) looking for the ballroom where they filmed the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.. unfortunately, it, and the entire Rat Pack, are gone.. :(

    Louis Armstrong. 'Satch was great.

    Cab Calloway. The Hi-de-Ho man was great. I wish I could have seen him live. The only time I saw him was in a Janet Jackson video..

    Freddie Mercury. Even with his onset of AIDS, he still had a killer range.

    Brad Delp. c'mon, you all know you love More Than a Feelin'!

    I'm sure I'll think of more, but that's a good one for starters.

    BL.
     
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    Layne Staley
    I miss the old Alice in Chains sound.

    ..though Rhoads is indeed tempting, WOZhipper.
     
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    Jeff Buckley. Only one totally completed record in his life. That's just not right.
     
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    This is one of those odd questions that I suppose I find very difficult to answer.

    If I HAD to answer that question I would say Freddie Mercury without a doubt, greatest entertainer of the 20th century, combined with an amazing voice, who can forget Radio Ga Ga at Live Aid?

    But the way I look at is that very few of those people on that list would be as popular is they had not died. In death an artist almost increases their 'worth' to the music industry. As a listener we almost appreciate their music more and realise that there will be no more.

    From Highlander:

    It is better to burn out, than fade away.
     
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    It's also – appropriately enough – from Kurt Cobain's suicide note, quoting a Neil Young lyric.
     
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    Brad Nowell, Kurt Cobain, or John Lennon

    In no particular order, but John Lennon would probably be at the top of my list.
     
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    Oh... If their next album is as regrettable as their last album...


    Cliff Burton. Trujillo and Newsted are great, but a lack of a bassist clearly showed in Metallica's St. Anger.

    BL.
     
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    I would have to say Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees
     
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    Marvin Gaye. I don't think anything really needs to be said about this one! :)

    BL.
     
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    If you believe in forever
    Then life is just a one-night stand
    If there's a rock and roll heaven
    Well you know they've got a hell of a band, band, band

    Jimmy gave us rainbows
    And Janis took a piece of our hearts
    And Otis brought us all to the dock of a bay
    Sing a song to light my fire
    Remember Jim that way
    They've all found another place
    Another place to play

    If you believe in forever
    Then life is just a one-night stand
    If there's a rock and roll heaven
    Well you know they've got a hell of a band, band, band

    Remember bad bad Leroy Brown
    Hey Jimmy touched us with that song
    Time won't change a friend we came to know
    And Bobby gave us Mack the Knife
    Well look out, he's back in town
    They'll all be there together
    When they meet in one big show
     
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    Either one would make a happy, happy guy... :cool:
     

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