Read all the hype, but after a bunch of listenings, I just don't click with this band. I keep thinking Joe Bonamassa, one of my favorites, has been "miscast".
I had the exact opposite experience. I never knew the hype because I never heard of them. I came across the music by accident and was like, holy crap, this sounds like a modern Led Zeppelin. I didn't even know Jason Bonham was in the band at that point. I think the music is great, especially the new album.
Everybody is a better singer than DLR. Van Halen got rid of the only two people who could ever sing in that band (Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony). That's why the band is completely doomed and sucked in concert with DLR.
I saw them with Hagar, it was ok. I never really liked them that much after DLR got the boot. I heard that reunion tour sucked and I can only imagine how bad it was. Eddie and Alex are evil.........
I have always liked Glenn Hughes as a bass player and, especially, vocalist. If you haven't already, check out his work in his funk/rock band, Trapeze, and on Deep Purple's Burn. Amazingly, Hughes outshines lead singer/frontman David Coverdale, who had replaced the legendary Ian Gillan. His vocals soar.
Hughes does some vocals on a Black Sabbath CD too, Eternal Idol or Headless Cross or some such crap.
Last edited by Frequent Flyer; 10-02-2011 at 10:38 PM.