Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Blind Item #2

There is a big fight going on right now between the members of this one named band who play a lot of easy to listen, never offensive music with a string of hits and big selling records. They are in the midst of the tour and the lead singer has threatened to walk. He says he is the band and the rest are just musicians so they need to give him 75% of the earnings of the group.

89 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Cold play/ Chris Martin

filmfanb said...

can they break up already please.

Tricia13 said...

Their rates don’t start till March (plus I couldn’t buy this one being true ...:)

FeistyPanda said...

I agree with Tricia - Coldplay.

Not surprised that his ego is as inflated as Goop's.

Wolfie said...

Eagles are on tour right now. Chris Martin always splits everything evenly and his band members also sing some songs in the concert.

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Tricia13 said...

Hmm.. maybe they have dates I didn’t see....
U2 is touring I believe.we know how Enty feels about Bono😏

Brayson87 said...

Yeesh, what a way to reward your friends.

Tuesdi said...

My first thought was the Eagles and Don Henley but they don't tour till March

cheesegrater15 said...

Foreigner? Although, I doubt they'd be around this long and the lead singer would pull such a douche move.

FeistyPanda said...

If it is the Eagles with Don Henley, I wonder what is going to happen when the wife of a Republican California Politician finally comes forward about the night he abused her and another underage sex worker. Enty claims she had the Polaroids and has been building a case behind the scenes.

Ann R. Key said...

Peter Cetera - Chicago?

Tuesdi said...

@Feisty maybe that is why Don needs the cash, lol.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Ha! NOT Foreigner. If they said lead guitarist, I might could see it. Mick Jones IS the band. They could get a new singer (again).

joshg g said...

Lou Gramm had a stroke and doesn't your with them anymore. The guitarist wrote most of the songs anyway.

Honeybadger1 said...

Don Henley isn't the only lead singer of The Eagles. Joe Walsh, Deacon Frey and Vince Gill all do lead vocals. Plus, it's The Eagles, so two-word band.

Honeybadger1 said...

Journey is touring.

totaji said...

This is a trick blind. This is 90% of mainstream bands

Sara, Making It Work said...

Not a lot of bands touring right now. They tend to do spring and summer.
If dates are announced and tickets on sale, does that count as "in the midst"? If so, my guess is TRAIN. Inoffensive is the kindest way to describe their music.
Otherwise...

STYX is currently on tour. So I guess STYX.

Tuesdi said...

This is sort of a hilarious blind because I find so many of these bands we are talking about offensive to my ears.

drkdragon777 said...

+1 @Anne R Key I like the Chicago guess, but I also agree with @totaji

My little Spanish style cottage said...

It was never "The" Eagles. Glenn Frey just wanted them called Eagles. It's in the Documentary and old interviews. As far as the lawsuit goes with Don Henley, she's got the pictures, everything she needs, the time is right, what's the deal..? I don't care who you're married to, if you've got the answers to a poor girl's murder, put on your big girl pants and get it done.

Tricia13 said...

HahahahπŸ‘

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Nigel Tufnel. Spinal Tap.

Tim said...

Great job by everyone who didn't bother to check if the band was touring before posting.

Bill Philly said...

Train

Cail Corishev said...

Henley isn't "The Eagles," so he would have to be awfully full of himself to think that. To the kind of long-time fans who would want to go see them today, Joe Walsh is pretty important too, and Timothy B. Schmit isn't a nobody.

Nutty_Flavor said...

I agree that this is common. Didn't Kurt Cobain pull the same stunt with his Nirvana bandmates?

No, I'm not suggesting Nirvana as the answer to the blind.

Unknown said...

Stillwater!

Megley said...

@Nutty: yes, Cobain did this to Grohl and Novoselic. I thought then, and now,that this was a shitty move on his part. But in the end, Cobain's death was the best thing that happened to Grohl.

SkittleKitty said...

Cetera isn't part of Chicago currently. (Hasn't really been since "16" I don't think.)

Sara, Making It Work said...

Peter Cetera isn't even in Chicago anymore.

And Don Henley is my least favorite Eagle.

Most bands posted so far are not CURRENTLY touring, and of the ones who are, none have the original/ iconic singer.

I'm sticking with Styx because they do still have Tommy Shaw, but I don't think it's cracked yet.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

HHAHA STILLWATER! Yesssss... That plane scene is the best: https://youtu.be/WHOE4UfoimY πŸ›©

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I love you so much for saying Stillwater. πŸ–€

Do Tell said...

Eagles are already touring. It would fit if Henley has a clue about the other shoe dropping soon, but I don't see him doing this, especially not with Vince Gill on board. I also can't see him doing this to Joe Walsh or Glenn Frey's son.

Do Tell said...

*were touring this fall, and had fairly recent tour dates

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Sara, Making It Work said...

I just feel like if this was the Eagles, they would have been described VERY differently. Same with Coldplay or U2.

This sounds like a band that doesn't probably get a lot of blinds.

I could absolutely see Henley doing that, even when the rest of the band is better than he is. But this isn't them.

Lurky McLurkster said...

Slayer

Krab said...

I absolutely loathe Coldplay, but my son has met Chris Martin a number of times and says he is a really nice guy. (My son is more of a Migos guy so it's not fan worship.) Not him.

Do Tell said...

Train?

Unknown said...

Grohl is the real star of Nirvana anyways. Cobain was a jackoff.

Do Tell said...

I don't think the rest of the band is better than Henley as far as music. (Though Joe is fantastic). But I do think they are better human beings than Henley.

roxy said...

Having had interactions with Dennis DeYoung, knowing what an egomaniac he is, knowing his behavior in the past...if Styx is touring, I can totally believe this is him.

Do Tell said...

Styx is indeed on tour. Good guess, roxy!

Mememeallday said...

I saw Coldplay in concert and Chris Martin was really gracious to the band and involved them a lot in the show. Eagles don’t really have a lead singer so I’m going with Journey.

Brayson87 said...

@Unknown Uh, Grohl was the drummer, Cobain sang and wrote. Let Grohl have Foo Fighters and Cobain Nirvana.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_recorded_by_Nirvana

Do Tell said...

I doubt Journey's replacement singer has gotten too big for his britches. He was a cover band singer before they hired him.

Marlin said...

Easy listening can only be Chicago.

Natasha21 said...

Going with Maroon 5 here. Adam is a Deuche. Sounds like him.

MyMyMy said...

Maroon 5 is my guess.

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T. W. said...

All I can think of is Queen, Toto, Yes, or Genesis. Right now my guess is Queen.

1. Cetera got kicked out of Chicago in the 80s.

2. Coldplay has not started their tour yet.

3. I don't know if Phil Collins is touring with Genesis.

4. I THINK Yes and Toto are touring. I don't know of any offensive songs.

5. Queen has not been playing to a full house. I saw them last summer and there were a LOT of empty seats. Shame, because it was AWESOME! Brian & Roger are the only original members touring. Adam Lambert sang "Two Fux". The rest of the songs were Queen. Compared to everyone else Brian May wrote or co-wrote most of the lyrics and music. Queen has been known to argue over song writing credits and whose song goes on an album. According to Sascha Cohen one of them said the best part of the Queen movie is when Freddie dies.

Krab said...

Comparing Foo Fighters songs and Nirvana's: you can tell the real genius died almost 24 years ago. Foo Fighters is one giant yawn.

T. W. said...

@joshg g: Lou Gramm had a brain tumor, not a stroke. I remember him talking about it on Vh1's Behind the Music. He did not know it had been growing in his head since childhood. Doctors sent him home to die. He found out about a new treatment option when he watched a news show by chance. He looks nothing like himself and can't sing the way he used to due to all the medication he still has to take.

Here is another source of information: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/15/foreigner-singer-lou-gramm-explains-how-drugs-and-brain-tumor-nearly-killed-him.html

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Zenny said...

Henley and Frey always thought they were the only members of the band that counted, and treated the other members very shabbily, especially Don Felder. With Frey gone, I wouldn't doubt that Henley still thinks of himself as superior to his bandmates.

boredatwork boredatwork said...

Music for fucking bed wetters. Can't stand that sub talented smug semi-albino. I want to punch him and watch him turn into a puddle of vegan soy and hair products.

Sal Salington said...

Josie And The Pussycats has the best band on a plane scene. "Take the chevy to the levee."

Lynne said...

I think this is totally the Eagles. The "never offensive" music, the string of hits. I have read articles recently that discussed the personal dynamics in the band, and Don Henley definitely thinks he's the boss of them. I don't have links to the articles I'm talking about, unfortunately.

I remember one quote from Glenn Frey, who seemed like an all-around nice guy. RIP. He said that "without Don [Henley], we would be Air Supply."

Sara, Making It Work said...

Idk
I'm reverting back to my original original guess.
I think Enty is fudging the details a bit (re: dates) and this is TRAIN.
Pat Monahan is the only original member left, and the only one with name recognition. So he can say he IS the band.

Hanniam said...

What about Weezer? They’re touring and they’ve stuck to mainstream appeal since their few departures weren’t as popular (though many argue they were better...).

Do Tell said...

To be fair, Henley is the most strongly identified with the Eagles after Glenn and he and Frey have done a lot of/the majority of the legwork to keep the name/legacy going. Joe is Joe and has his own audience and would do fine with or without the Eagles. Timothy I think is more dependent on the Eagles name. If Henley decided tomorrow he would no longer play with the Eagles, I believe that would be it.

Sagan said...

This made me snort in derision - it's already this way in Bon Jovi, Inc. Jon is the signed artist, and the band are his employees. Richie Sambora was right to GTFO when Jon pulled his primadonna diva act.

hothotheat said...

No way the lead singer would make this claim.

delete account said...

Please let this be Coldplay! Dear God they're the soccer of music...they put me to sleep before they hit their third lyric in any song they do. Chris Martin has a beautiful voice but good God he is boring!

jetfuelgenius said...

Definitely not Styx :) 3 leads, 2 original members...

jetfuelgenius said...

Dennis does not tour with Styx, he is solo on the road... :)

plot said...

Train - interesting guess!

As boring as Coldplay is, one reason they have stuck together and toured is because Chris Martin is generous with the money and the praise of other band members, I hear.

It seems like the only band following the same template is Green Day - share and we all win.

ToobisTheZebra said...

Weezer is a solid guess

nancer said...

you know nothing about the eagles if you think this is them.

and FYI, don and glenn pretty much wrote everything that band sang. they chose the rest of the band members . they did NOT treat don felder badly. he was a complete asshole and thought he was an equal in a band that was never a democracy, and never claimed or wanted to be a democracy. it was don and glenn's band. period. felder couldn't handle that.

this tour is very sentimental for them because glenn's son will be replacing him. no way don henley is pitching a big fit over money. this tour is for glenn.

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Sara, Making It Work said...

If it were the Eagles, the blind would read something like: "This permanent A list singer/ scumbag in a permanent A list band..."
If it were Coldplay: "This A list singer who apparently has the ego of his A list ex...."

Unknown said...

Genesis is not a band at the moment. There has been speculation of a reunion, but nothing solid. Phil is touring solo.

Maroon 5's tour doesn't start until May.

Not Styx, they've had a hired singer for years.

Not Journey, Arnell is a hired singer.



The band in the blind is on tour RIGHT NOW. The Eagles are not on tour for two months. NOT THE FUCKING EAGLES.

No WAY Bono would get away with saying he's the band, the Edge would shove every guitar he owns up Bono's ass.

If Adam Lambert is dumb enough to think he's more about Queen than him and Roger...hoo, boy. I don't think it's him.

Weezer...could be. Be sad if it is.

My guess is Nickleback. Currently on tour, and that douchebag singer I could definitely see pulling a douchebag move like this.

Lisa said...

It's not Coldplay or U2- they share within the group and it's kept them happy for years. Not only would Edge take a swing but Larry Mullen would flatten him.

I like the Nickelback guess a lot. Y'all are so smart!

Truthseeker said...

I saw Styx perform on Dec 30th. They did a concert for the military here in town. I was stagefront, because I always am at concerts. Who would you be talking about? there are more than 1 singers in Styx, Tommy Shaw sings, but the main singer would be Lawrence Gowan, he does sing the majority of the songs, then you have James Young, who sings. So I do not believe any of them would think they "are" the band.

Michelle Broxton-Haugh said...

This is not Coldplay, their tour is jst finished and those boys are like family.

Maude Labowski said...

I know I have the advantage of reading everyone else's guesses first, but so far I think Train is the best fit

VeeBee said...

I think it's Chicago but the singer is Robert Lamm. He's the keyboardist but also does vocals and he's the last remaining original member who does vocals. Lee, James and Walter are strictly horns. Chicago is currently on tour.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@Unknown,
I was actually trying to make Nickelback fit, but couldn't find tour dates. If that's the case, then +1000 to Enty for calling them inoffensive because that is awesome trolling. Everyone *HATES* Nickelback. But Chad is right, he could tour with a different set of musicians and nobody would know the difference.

If Nickelback is touring now, they are 100% my answer. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Chenin Blanc said...

Chris Martin was HILARIOUS on Modern Family.

T. W. said...

@Unknown- Hi! I was saying Brian May is the one making the diva comments, not Adam Lambert. I have seen them in concert and I can tell you Adam knows who butters his bread. I do not know who the subject of the blind is but I would not be surprised if it was revealed to be Brian May.

I recommend everyone see Queen in concert. They all sound better in person and the Red Special sounds amazing! Unless you do not like their music you will not be disappointed.

Somewhat Damaged said...

I've heard that, and that it was at Courtney Love's behest. As big of a Nirvana fan as I am, I believe it and I also think it was somewhat warranted considering how responsible he was for their sound and success.

Lurky McLurkster said...

Ugh, AGC listed Train and Nickelback as possible answers to this blind. Unless Enty is trolling, there is no way you can call Nickelback as never offensive. Trying running the lyrics to Animals, Figured You Out, or Something in Your Mouth by the local church group and see if they consider it unoffensive. I don't have a problem with the songs but just saying

Nubian Princess said...

Agreed with Train. They are touring with Hall and Oats.

Sara, Making It Work said...

@Lurky
Do I remember reading at some point that Enty has a soft spot for Avril Lavigne? Then he would definitely hate her ex. He's trolling Chad/ Nickelback so hard with that description.

Court b said...

Had he lived, they would have faded away, fell apart, imploded, whatever. His death made him a legend. When he was alive, he was a hot mess, with a big mouth, who just pissed people off left and right. Sorry, unpopular view, but it's mine.

Yeah0kay said...

Okay Dave

plot said...

"His death made him a legend"

In case you are talking about Kurt Cobain, you would be wrong. Nirvana would be a legendary band, whether Cobain lived or died. They are pivotal. Nirvana lit fires under the music industry that it took 15 years to put out. Finally now the music industry is at the point where they can continue putting out mediocre manufactured product for the masses and labeling it genius, as they were poised to do in the late 80s, oh they had it all figured out, before Nirvana and NWA smashed their template. The industry won't let that happen again.

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