Musicians who have overstayed their welcome

in General Discussion edited January 2014
After catching a bit of that stupid Billboard Music award show, I got to thinking how some musicians should just go away.

Here are a couple. Steven Tyler, Cher, and of course Michael Jackson. Oh yeah, David Lee Roth too.

It seems they trot out these old timers to bridge the fans of the current crop of "stars" to the previous. But why give out these lame Lifetime Achievement awards over and over again to Michael Jackson. I wouldn't be surprised to see him presented with one again in a couple years from now. Enough...either come out with new music or just fade into the sunset gracefully.


  • Reply 1 of 13
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Haha...I was just talking to a buddy YESTERDAY about how lame I found Steven Tyler and Aerosmith here lately. He's pretty much descending into full-tilt "dirty old skanky man" territory, huh?

    And their music just doesn't do it for me anymore. I love their older stuff (who doesn't?), but they're a bit lame these days, I hate to say.

    And yes, DEFINITELY Michael Jackson. Man, don't even get me started on that freak...

    The epitome of "has been", pathetically under the delusion that he's still cool and has anything to offer.

    GO AWAY! You really, really suck. On so many levels.

    Who else...

    Kinda wish Van Halen would piss or get off the pot. Either put out something rocking or bug off.

    Kinda wouldn't mind seeing that pompous windbag Sting taking a decade-long break from the biz. I think he likes himself a bit much.

    And for some reason, Third Eye Blind just annoys me to no end. I think it's that idiot singer. But they all need to go.

    And so does Everclear. They ain't ever gonna write another song as cool as "Santa Monica", so give it a rest, guys.

    Oh yeah. How about Fred Durst and that idiot band of his?

    Yeah, I said it.

  • Reply 2 of 13
    I would like to beat the crap out of Michael Jackson with Fred Durst. I can't stand skinny twerps trying to be hard core. Fred Durst is all of 5 foot piss and weighs a wopping buck 50 at most. Who in the hell is supposed to be scared of that? He pisses me off.
  • Reply 3 of 13
    Cher still had something to offer with her #1 hit "Believe," but I think she is winding down her career now with Farewell Tours. We're only 10 years removed from Michael Jackson's world dominance, so I think he still has something left to offer. "Invincible" was a critical dissappointment, but a man with his artistic credibility shouldn't just walk away from his craft because of one poor album sale or the way people perceive his eccentric, imperial lifestyle. As for Third Eye Blind, they're really an underrated band. Their self-titled debut album sold more than any other rock-album of 1997. And although their follow-up (chronologically not artistically), "Blue" failed to sell as well, their new album will be out in February. We'll have to see where they take us. Otherwise, it may indeed be wise to write-them off as has-beens.

    But David Lee Roth? Man! What has he done? I saw him at an awards show in the last year and he just seemed totally anomalous- like he was totally removed from the MTV generation which spawned all of his Van Halen area hits. Please go away, Mr. Roth.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    I honestly wouldn't mind if terrorists blew up the Billboard Music Awards Show, MTVA, VH1 Fashion Awards and the Academy Awards Show...need to clean house of most of the has-beens and no-talents out there.
  • Reply 5 of 13
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    [quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:

    <strong>Cher still had something to offer with her #1 hit "Believe," but I think she is winding down her career now with Farewell Tours. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    The tour can come any sooner. Personally I think she should have stopped in the mid 80's. All her "hits" since have been lame tracks with loads of synthesized and electronic hooks. And don't get me started on her plastic surgery.

    Michael Jackson may have one more album in him but it's obvioius, he believes he's god and that all his fans still adore him.

    What I'd like to see him do is do an about face and change back to a skinny black man with a flat nose, and release an album with soul.
  • Reply 6 of 13
    I do think several musicians have overstayed their welcome, but I think some of the burn down and pave over comments perfectly reflect the MTV generation you want to burn down. What will you replace it with- another MTV generation? It's all about the ephemeral nature of contemporary pop music- none more noticeable than in rap/ hip-hop, and none more further established than always wishing for something new.
  • Reply 7 of 13
    Anyone even think Mick Jagger and you will be kneecapped.
  • Reply 8 of 13
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Well, I don't even HAVE to think about that one, Mick Jagger for sure.

    Does that count?

  • Reply 9 of 13
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Here's another couple...

    Phil Collins - Saw him on the Victoria Secret's TV special. His music is getting even more lame than it already was.

    Rod Stewart - Old age (and drugs) have really caught up with him. His songs are really catering to the 40+ crowd who are probably the only people who would remember his music.
  • Reply 10 of 13
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Ooh...I completely forgot about Phil Collins. Oh that man annoys me to no end!

    EVERY one of his hit singles from the 80's were nothing but repitious bullcrap. Think about it: all his big hits just said the stupid title OVER AND OVER.

    "In the Air Tonight"

    "Take Me Home"


    "One More Night"

    "One More Day In Paradise"

    "I Wish It Would Rain Down"

    And several others ("Easy Lover", "You Can't Hurry Love", even though he didn't write that one). They had a hook, a melody, maybe ONE verse...then 2-and-a-half minutes of the chorus being sung over and over and over and over again.

    Completely formulaic and ANNOYING!

    That dawned on me one day when I was in 10th grade or so and watching MTV. Ever since then, I can't stand to hear him!

  • Reply 11 of 13
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Oh, and Rod Stewart shot his wad with "Gasoline Alley" and has sucked ever since, although "Young Turks" is a pretty bitchin' song.

    His best is "Hot Legs", even though it's a total Stones rip-off. Can't you just imagine Mick and Keith singing that one?

    Actually, "Infatuation" is a pretty cool song too, now that I think about it. Jeff Beck kinda rescued that one and made it cooler than it would've been otherwise.

    And no...I HATE "People Get Ready". Ugh.
  • Reply 12 of 13
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    phil collins should have stuck behind the drum kit for eric clapton.

    steve gadd ain't too bad now though
  • Reply 13 of 13
    Madonna can leave the music scene at anytime now...

    And of Celine Dion ever appears on my television set again, I will drive it to a cliff and toss it over. (I was going to say toss it off, but that would have been a different story) <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> :eek: :o <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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