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Unread 06-04-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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So my daughter took me to the house of blues last night to see three tribute bands. Fake Whitesnake opened, followed by Fake Judas Priest, with Fake Ozzy headlining. It was great. My other three kids are definitely going to have to step up their game if they ever wanting to be in the running for "favorite kid".

But my question is: Is it possible going forward that any decent tribute band will be at least as good as the original -- and maybe even better? I mean, any 35 year old guitarist in an Ozzy tribute band has probably been spending 20+ years trying to master the craft.

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So my daughter took me to the house of blues last night to see three tribute bands. Fake Whitesnake opened, followed by Fake Judas Priest, with Fake Ozzy headlining. It was great. My other three kids are definitely going to have to step up their game if they ever wanting to be in the running for "favorite kid".

But my question is: Is it possible going forward that any decent tribute band will be at least as good as the original -- and maybe even better? I mean, any 35 year old guitarist in an Ozzy tribute band has probably been spending 20+ years trying to master the craft.
One of my former drummers went back to playing in his old band. After struggling they disbanded and regrouped as a new band. They gigged hard and even released some original material before deciding to be a Foo Fighter cover band.

I don't get it but I know they play more and make more than they did doing originals.

Let me add this, some cover bands are actually better than the bands they pay tribute to. I've seen footage of a Motley Crue tribute band that was WAY better live than the Crue were in later days. I also get tributes to artists no longer around. I saw one of those Beatles tributes years ago and they were incredible. And it's not like I was going to get to see the Fab Four in 1964. But a Foo Fighters tribute? Why?
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