Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Blind Item #7

For the first time I can remember, this permanent A list group who had one of the greatest debut albums of all time back in the day, is using a ghostwriter to help with new songs. Apparently sobriety means writer's block in this group.

44 comments:

Tricia13 said...

greenday?

MDAnderson said...

Guns N’ Roses??

Do Tell said...

Aerosmith? Eagles?

IndieRaga said...

As long as we get some good sensible songs, I really don't mind Ghostwriters!

Brayson87 said...

There's no shame there, even Stephen King's work suffered after he got sober. Sometimes you have to touch madness to find greatness.

gauloise said...

coldplay? their first album was amazing. Dont know if they have sobriety issues.

SWdancer said...

Must be Guns & Roses. Green Day makes more sense, but breakout Dookie was their third album.

Huckleberry said...

Most song writing suffers from sobriety. Sad but true.

Tricia13 said...

@SW Lookout!Records was a tiny indie label..Dookie (on Reprise) was their first major label release/breakout album

thecatwhisper said...

I thought guns n' roses. Appetite for Destruction is considered one of the best debuts of all time. I agree. Guns are over played but that album blew my mind when I was 13 years old. Sad that is is all about money nowadays and ghost writers....oh dear.

SWdancer said...

@tricia still should not be considered a debut.

SeijnSei said...

Maroon 5. Which is really more like Adam and the Drum Machine.

sandybrook said...

It's GnR they just announced a tour for later in the year, so they must be doing some new music for it.

hunter said...

Brayson is kinda right to a degree - also see Aaron Sorkin and his inspired writing and cocaine issues.

I also think with great success comes a degree of lethargy so maybe they are not as inspired to create new music and more resigned to the "machine" of the music industry.

longtimereader said...

The Strokes, new album produced by Rick Rubin.

Brayson87 said...

The Strokes did have a great debut album, but permanent A list is a bit of a stretch.

Hope: Never lose hope. said...

Either GNR or Aerosmith. Keeping in mind Steven Tyler wrote most all of their songs, if not all of them.

The Woodman said...

MD has it w/ GNR I believe.

Brayson87 said...

Steven Tyler is held together by strings and paper mache, eventually he's going to be like the car at the end of The Blues Brothers.

Freckles said...

Aerosmith

WickedBee said...

Fleetwood Mac

Lo Key says censorship is bad, mmmkay? said...

Greatest debut album makes me think of GnR for sure but I'm not quite willing to give this permanent A status. If they had stuck together longer they would've been legendary, but they imploded too soon IMO.

shakey said...

Motley Crüe.

Lo Key says censorship is bad, mmmkay? said...

*give THEM permanent A status etc

NYCLiving said...

This sounds like GNR but I'm not sure it matters. Bands today make money from touring (ticket sales, merchandise, meet and greets etc.) but they generally need an album to promote as an excuse for a tour (unless they're doing a Vegas residency or something like that). Therefore, what is on the album and who wrote it is somewhat irrelevant - it's unlikely they're trying to recapture the success and creative magic of their earlier work but need a half-decent record to tour. GNR fans will show up to shows to hear Welcome to the Jungle and will just patiently wait or take a bathroom break during new material - whether or not Slash or Axl actually wrote it.

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lisa matthews said...

This isn't GNR. Slash and Duff are both brilliant songwriters while sober. TONS of sober-written material with other projects.

FraiseTagada said...

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Simon Jenkin said...

it's hard to write great songs when for the last twenty years your life has revolved around being fabulously rich and turning up late to concerts

Unknown said...

For some reason I thought of Van Halen. I know they're looking for a bassist...

Jeweled Skye said...

Van Halen? Yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of their phenomenal debut Van Halen Van Halen.... 42 years! You're welcome......

Andy said...

Long shot, but what about Pearl Jam? They have a new album coming out.

Sd Auntie said...

Prevagen and fish oil works good.

thecatwhisper said...

Interesting comment from Andy about pearl jam. Yes, they have a new album coming out and the 1st single is very new wave - think the human league. sounds nothing like pearl jam. their debut album ten is a classic. Went downhill from there.... has been ever since.

Nicunta said...

Chili Peppers weren't big until after Blood Sugar Sex Magick, which was their fifth album.

korat said...

GNR always used a co writer named West Arkeen, up until he passed away. It was never a secret.

Karma said...

I was there in the mix @ Greenday's signing with WB. There Billy stood in glory (sounding divine) on stage with his GF's nightgown and twisted teeth. I knew things would never be the same for them- at least in a "maintaining your soul" kind of way. #long.live.Gilman

Vince said...

GNR right?

luckygirl said...

Metallica

jw11 said...

not the strokes, hes been sober 11-12 years, and had many great album while sober

KTVerclempt said...

Oasis popped into mind. Supposedly Liam has been hinting at it, though it sounds like Noel may still not be having it,

Cocobean said...

"Sensible songs"? 😂

Melissa Lyn said...

I don’t think it’s GNR . Their first album was out for a year and a half before it got back g. That was appetites for destruction. Lies was the EP after that which was better than Appetite.

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