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stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-06 20:33
Its a year tommorow that phil kennemore bass player with american band y an t succumbed to cancer.I was lucky enough to meet him and the rest of the band in sweden when we both played there.he was a real nice guy and a massive influence on me growing up he will be sadly missed R I P phil....

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-09 11:50
He was in the line-up when I saw Y&T at Donnington in 1984.

Yes, sad, RIP Phil.

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-09 11:54
...you know, when we got back to the car after the festival, we discovered that someone had broken into it and stolen nothing (despite my leather jacket being in there) but a sausage roll!!!!!! Laughing NOW, I know getting food there was a) a nightmare and b) ridiculously expensive, but to break into a car for a sausage roll??? Very Happy
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-09 19:58
The best donington line up ever 1984 ...acdc were a slight let down for me though i seem to remember they blacked the stage out after every song then started the next without any speach in between.I could have been drunk by then though.Gary moore was ace motley were ace y and t mega happy days

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-09 20:22
..yeah, don't forget Ozzy and Van Halen - incredible bill wasn't it? I was disappointed with AC/DC as well but I think by that time I had just had enough of the whole outdoor lark - particularly being caught up in that 'bottle fight' (plastic luckily) before Van Halen etc. I was looking forward to that sausage roll as well!!! Sad

Cun T Bollox
Stone
24 posts
Reg: 22/12-09
Posted: 2012-01-10 01:51   » Website
Van Halen blew everyone away.
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-10 10:58
I heard a story that just before van halen were about to go on stage dave lee roth told eddie he had shagged his wife ...dont know if its true or not but it wouldnt make for a good gig ha ha good ol diamond dave....I seem to remember they did loads of solos that got a bit boring perhaps dave cott can shed some light on the gig as i cant remember 100 percent myself.The bottle fights were a pain in the arse its not nice getting a bottle of someone elses p..s up the side of your head.I first witnessed this at the port vale heavy metal holocaust gig, man did it freak me out ...that was the first time i saw randy rhoads another sad loss to the rock world total genius guitar player feel, melody, his solos still stand up today.Motorhead were horrible mega loud it took half the song before you could make out what song they were playing

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-10 11:11
Funny you should mention that apparently Dave Lee Roth talked about shagging Eddie's wife, because one thing I do remember about that performance was Dave Lee Roth telling this guy near the front to stop being a prick otherwise he was going to shag his girlfriend! So, maybe that was order of the day for Dave!? Rolling Eyes Smile

Talking of bottle throwing etc, I never forget Reading Festival 1987 - EVERY BAND got bottled to a degree apart from Alice Cooper and Magnum! I tried to think of an explanation, and the best I could come up with is that somehow Cooper and Magnum 'commanded' to much respect!?
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-10 14:56
Yes remember him sayin that what a mega put down

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-11 08:45
....and not nice really, he went down in my estimation a bit then - very arrogant.
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-11 16:40
I hated the bottle throwing the crowds used to do,i saw PRETTY MAIDS do a show at the vic hall in stoke where a few mindless tossers spat at the band throughout the set i spoke to them after and they were devastated by it. At the time they were at there peak driving ferraris and haveing number ones in japan unbelievable mentality by the british
Toirdealbach
Birmingham
32 posts
Reg: 2/2-09
Posted: 2012-01-11 18:39
Donington '84! I remember the day as being one of the hottest I've ever known and with the hottest bill to match. I missed Crue for some reason, but it was Accept and Y&T I wanted to make sure I was in for. I can also remember walking over drunk, drugged or dead bodies for most of the day. The food was mega expensive: chips and sausage were 3 each but you couldn't order one without the other! so I paid 6 for chips as I threw my sausage onto the floor. If my memory serves me right it was Ozzy who stole the show, I remember him throwing buckets of water into the boiling-hot crowd. The usual bottle throwing went on 'til Dave Lee Roth stopped the music during one song threatening to walk-off if it carried on. I was knackered by the time DC came on but I thought they were fantastic.
[Edited 2012-01-11 18:40]

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-12 08:32
so I paid 6 for chips


That was 27 years ago!! It must equate to something like 12 today - that should be ILLEGAL!!!! Another reason why I don't 'do' outdoor gigs - aside from the fact that the sound is shit, 'view' is shit and it is just a downright uncomfortable experience in every sense. I returned from Reading Festival 87 happy to be alive and healthy!!!!
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-12 20:27
I agree giles haveing been lucky enough to be on the backstage area of a few festivals i would find it hard to do more than one day out front and admire anyone who can survive three or four days without sleep toilets or washing.I think it must be an age thing .For me sweden rock has it spot on loads of differant food outlets relatively cheap beer and descent facilities and a mega varied line up of bands bang your head also.Actually most foriegn gigs seem to be a bit more switched on than download...i dont see why they dont have a classic rock day on the sunday for instance,im sure they would have bands begging to play...how about this

VAN HALEN
SCORPIONS
GOTTHARD
FM
Y AND T
THUNDER
SCORPIONS
WASP
MAGNUM
TESLA
id pay to see this lot the only trouble would be who plays when...
[Edited 2012-01-12 20:33]
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-12 20:29
Now you know why they nicked your sausage roll it was more money than a leather jacket....

Giles
Cheshire
746 posts
Reg: 5/5-06
Posted: 2012-01-13 08:56
I'm not sure how things are these days and what it is like from a band perspective (although we did do one once and the main problem was having enough microhpones provided by the organisers!?), but from my experience in the past, outdoor gigs have been VERY uncomfortable - to put it mildly. I take your point Neil, about how it may differ in other countries and I would probably put that down to the somehwat aggressive 'every man for himself' 'British mentality' you referred to earlier.

Re your line-up: Yeah, good one. I would put Van Halen and Scorpions top of the bill in terms of popularity I think.

Now you know why they nicked your sausage roll it was more money than a leather jacket....


That is absolutely the truth Neil, no bloody joking!!! Plus of course, they were f$*ckin starving!!
[Edited 2012-01-13 08:57]
Toirdealbach
Birmingham
32 posts
Reg: 2/2-09
Posted: 2012-01-13 18:10
I went to about six Doningtons, I was always hot or cold with them. I was spaced-out the first time Iron Maiden headlined! Missed the set completely. Bon Jovi were shockingly bad; (I thought) an awful choice to headline Donington, there were 11 year-old girls in the crowd that had come to see him, crying because of all the pushing and bottle throwing-and that was as early as the Dio set! Bands like Bad News (AKA The Comic Strip Presents...) started to appear (Reading 87 as well) of which I never understood why, especially as there were a lot of bands that would have loved to play there and it wasn't cheap.

The ones I really felt sorry for were the photographers: They were penned in a pit at the front of the stage and were pelted all day long with bottles of piss! Another Great British tradition.

Demon Drummer: No 'Demon' on your classic rock line-up!? Prefer a chill instead? Don't blame you. Maybe you could take one of the Scorpions places!
[Edited 2012-01-13 18:13]
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-13 22:13
I would love to play download its a dream for most rock musicians to walk on that mainstage,i really like james kottak as a drummer when he played with kingdom come he really grooved.Hes a little more subdued with the scorpions,i saw them a few years back when they toured with priest in the uk two ace bands live,its one of the things i love about a good rock or metal band they have the ability to reproduce the songs live unlike the mass produced pop papp thats around so much today.I remember going to see maiden when they were doing the number of the beast tour they were absolutely on the money bruces voice was mega the band was tight as ...i had got the album and couldnt believe they could sound as good as the record..they did ..then they rolled eddie out and the crowd went mental the hairs on my kneck stood up its a moment il never forget
demon drummer
stoke
383 posts
Reg: 6/3-11
Posted: 2012-01-13 22:13
Sorry to ramble on a bit and to answer your question yes id love to play donington with demon...
[Edited 2012-01-13 22:16]
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