Say it isn’t so…….
Bravewords.com has posted the following:
Sadly, in another example of “eyes too big for one’s stomach”, the organizers of Rock Gone Wild – the four-day outdoor event scheduled in Northwood, Iowa, set to host some of the ’80s biggest acts, including the likes TWISTED SISTER and GEORGE THOROGOOD as well as overseas metal stalwarts PRIMAL FEAR and SAXON – has cancelled, just two weeks from its scheduled August 20th debut.
The net has been abuzz with rumors since the weekend and the festival’s main page switched to discount pricing options last week (never a good sign). However, writing in the on-going thread on the page Natalie Wild (one of the organizers and listed as administrator of the fest’s forum) says, “Official RGW press release will be posted today (August 6th). Please understand that we have to wait for our legal department to advise how to move forward. Someone is going to pay for this, and it won’t be the fans or me, not two weeks out. Not after every penny of my life savings has gone into this, NOT when everything has been paid for. I don’t think anyone can feel what I’m feeling right now.”
More info as it becomes available.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital after falling from stage during a concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota.
Tyler, 61, fell while entertaining the crowd by dancing around after the sound system failed during the song “Love In an Elevator,” said Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the outdoor concert.
Tyler was on the stage’s catwalk when he fell backward onto a couple of fans in the middle of what was a record crowd, Sanborn said. Security rushed to help him and the crowd cheered when Tyler got back up.
“He was good natured about it,” Sanborn said. “He was in good spirits when he got in the helicopter. He was talking and joking with the physician.”
“It was an unfortunate end to an extraordinary evening.”
Tyler suffered minor head and neck injuries and a shoulder injury, but it wasn’t immediately clear how serious that was, he said.
Tyler was taken backstage and around 12:15 a.m., Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry came out to tell the audience Tyler was being taken to the hospital and that the show would not go on.
It happened about halfway through the performance, Sanborn said.
“He does a lot of dancing on the stage and he does a lot of stuff with his mike stand. He put his stand down and twirled around and stepped backwards off the stage,” he said.
Sanborn said Tyler was attended to on site by a physician and flown to Rapid City Regional Hospital, the only major hospital in the region.
Jennifer Horton, the hospital’s vice president of public relations and marketing, said early Thursday that Tyler wasn’t in the hospital directory. Under the privacy laws, that means the person is either not there or chose not to be included in the directory, according to the hospital’s Web site.
Tyler attended Sturgis last year to promote his Dirico Motorcycles line and was back this year to do that again and play at the Buffalo Chip.
Fans were disappointed the concert was cut short but hoped Tyler was OK.
Lance Yellow Robe, who said he was 8 eight feet from the stage when Tyler fell off, told the Rapid City Journal “you could kind of see it coming because he was dancing all over the stage.
“I hope he’s OK,” Yellow Robe said. “I could care less about the concert being canceled.”
I’ve heard rumors about this phenomenon. It’s something I can’t quite wrap my mind around and don’t know why anyone lets it go on. The first rumblings I ever heard were last year: None of the guys in Hinder actually played on their album, excluding Austin Winkler for obvious reasons. I’m not a huge Hinder fan to begin with, but this just gave me one more excuse to dislike them. Who the hell puts out an album recorded by other musicians…and still has the balls to put their own names on it? Granted, I don’t have any proof whatsoever to prove any of this, nor do I have a Hinder album in my possession to check the credits, but I just wouldn’t put it pass them.
And while on my honeymoon, I was informed by a very good, dear friend who’s worked in the music industry for years that there is a certain VERY well known 80’s rock band who didn’t record their first album. I was in complete shock and was utterly disappointed. Although I have no hard evidence to prove this either, my friend’s word is good enough for me.
Can someone please explain to me why this happens? Why is it that perfectly capable rock stars allow other people to record their albums? It doesn’t make one ounce of sense to me. If these rock stars have to go out on tour, they have to play to a live audience. So why not play on their own album? Regardless, it does make me question the talent of these rock stars since what I hear on the album is a facade. It also makes me doubt whether or not some of my favorite albums were actually recorded by my favorite artists.
And what about the studio musicians who are responsible for these recordings? The problem is that no one will ever know it’s them. And as a musician, how could you let someone else take credit for your hard work? Sure it’s a paid gig, but is it worth it? Perhaps they gain exposure. Maybe it’s the break they need to get their foot in the record company’s door. I just don’t think I’d be able to do the same to get ahead.
Maybe someone out there who knows more about the ins and outs of the music industry can tell me more about this. Or maybe someone can dispel these horrible rumors so I can feel better about the world and regain what little faith I have left in the music industry. I know that the music industry is corrupt, but this is insane.