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2002 AND BEYOND
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.3

FINAL INSTALLMENT ON THIS SUBJECT GIVING THE READER INSIDE INFORMATION INTO ROCK-N-ROLL.

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OUTTALINE FANDAMONIUM
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.2
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.3
ROCK-N-ROLL, THE UGLY TRUTH PT.3 cont.
LETTER TO THE FANS
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
OUTTALINE WIDE-O-VISION
OUTTALINE VAULT

WHY ARE THERE LOW QUALITY BANDS PERFORMING ON THE CIRCUIT ? THERE ARE A FEW FACTORS INVOLVED IN THIS SUBJECT. ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS IS COMMUNICATION. LET ME REPEAT THAT AS IT IS ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT FACTORS, COMMUNICATION. MOST MUSICIANS DON'T WANT TO TELL OTHER MUSICIANS THE TRUTH. I DON'T KNOW WHY, I TRY NOT TO PRACTICE THIS AT ALL. HEY IF A BAND SUCKS I TELL THEM, BECAUSE I WANT AN HONEST OPINION ABOUT WHAT WE DO ON STAGE. IF NOYHING IS SAID NOTHING WILL CHANGE. SOMETIMES IT COULD BE THAT MAYBE IT'S A FRIENDS BAND AND YOU DON'T WANT TO HURT THEIR FEELINGS. WELL BOO HOO, HEY EVERY BAND HAS A BAD NIGHT NOW AND THEN. I'VE HAD MINE AND I'M SURE I'LL HAVE MORE. SOMETIMES, NO MOST OF THE TIME A BAND WILL NOT TAKE CRITICISM LIGHTLY, AND AN UGLY SCENE COULD ERUPT. I GUARANTEE THOUGH WHAT IS SAID WILL BE LOOKED INTO BY THE MEMBERS TO SEE IF THERE IS A PROBLEM. MOST OF THE TIME A TACTFULLY PUT COMMENT SUCH AS YOU SHOULD LET SOMEBODY ELSE TRY LEAD VOCALS ON THAT SELECTION. WHICH COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE TO MAKE A GOOD SOUND, GREAT ! DON'T COME OFF AS A KNOW IT ALL, A LITTLE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM COULD MAKE YOUR FAVORITE BAND WORK A LITTLE HARDER TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOAL. I'VE HAD MANY EXPERIENCES IN THE PAST 33 YEARS THAT I FEEL MAKES ME A BETTER PERFORMER. HERE'S A LITTLE STORY I'LL RELAY TO YOU. I WAS AT A QUEENSRYCHE CONCERT WATCHING SOUND CHECKS WITH A HANDFUL OF SELECTED GUESTS. NOT ONE OF MY FAVORITE GROUPS, BUT AFTERWARDS BACKSTAGE WHILE MEETING THEM I WAS RELAYING HOW GREAT THE SHOW WAS, AND HOW I THOUGHT ABOUT THE LEVEL OF QUALITY PERFORMANCE WAS GIVEN. GEOFF TATE THE LEAD SINGER ACTED LIKE I WAS A NOBODY AND IGNORED ME BECAUSE I WASN'T SOMEBODY OF IMPORTANCE. IT THEN OCCURED TO ME, ALONG WTH ALL THE OTHER FANS I HELPED HIM GET TO WHERE HE WAS. I PROCEEDED TO TELL HIM HE WAS RUDE AND ARROGANT AND I WOULD NEVER SPEND ANOTHER DIME ON HIS GROUP BECAUSE OF HIS ATTITUDE AND WALKED OUT OF THE VENUE. I STILL TO THIS DAY WILL NOT BUY OR LISTEN TO ANYTHING FROM THAT GROUP. I GUARANTEE HE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT COMMENT, MAYBE NOT LONG BUT HE DID. HERE'S ANOTHER, I WENT TO SEE METALLICA AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR CAREER. AFTER THEY PERFORMED WE IMMEDIATELY LEFT TO GO MEET THE GROUP, NOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT WAITING INSIDE TO SEE THE HEADLINER BAND. UPON ARRIVING OUTSIDE, THE BAND INVITED US ON THE TOUR BUS, FREELY TALKING TO US AND PARTYING WITH US A WHILE. THEY STATED THANKS FOR COMING OUT TO SEE THEM, AND TAKE SOME OF THEIR BEERS FOR OUR RIDE HOME. MOST AWESOME BAND, I WILL ALWAYS BE A LOYAL METALLICA FAN. JUST TRYING TO RELAY TO YOU FANS CAN AND DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. POINT IN CASE WHO IS THE BIGGER OF THE TWO BANDS. METALLICA, THATS WHO. WHERE IS THAT OTHER BAND ? ALMOST OBSOLETE IF NOT ALREADY THERE.