|The final insult was the cheap joke of having the Halford character join The Riverdance, instead of what he really did which was start the ass-kicking Metal band Fight.Also,
Priest didn't try to use Ripper like a vocal puppet, they invited him
in as a full member of the band. The "just sing and play what I tell
you" story actually belongs to another band - Creedance Clearwater
Revival - that led to a bitter family and corporate fued that lasted
even past the death of one of Fogerty brothers from Cancer.|
And now we have this "Rock of Ages" movie. I haven't seen it. Looking
at the clips, I really don't plan to see it. The smirking smart-assed
looking down their nose attitude they have toward Hard Rock fans and
those Bands is drippingly obvious. Those were real people. They led
real lives. Some of them died tragically or were maimed in horrible
They were loved.
They really don't all deserved to be permanently disrespected this way.
They should get their own "Almost Famous", they should get their own
"Singles", they should get their own "Sid and Nancy". They deserve
I'm tired of complaining about it, now I'm going to do something about
it. I may not be Cameron Crowe, but I got skills. Hopefully people
understand and appreciate finally reading about the story they already
know, but have never really heard.