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  • OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

    I recently acquired Neil Young's greatest hits, and cranked up one of my favorite tunes, the 7-minute long "Like A Hurricane". If Neil Young was competing today in American Idol, he would definitely be sent packing by the judges. Another one who would flunk is Rush's frontman, Geddy Lee, in my opinion. What do you think?
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    Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

    Let me add Bob Dylan to the list of non idols.
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      Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

      Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails obviously. ;)

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        Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

        Vanilla Ice? The dudes from Milli Vanilli? Fred Schneider of the B-52's?
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        • #5
          Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

          Elvis Costello

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          • #6
            Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

            Any of the Beatles from their solo career since you can't perform as a group on AI. Especially Ringo. Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Biz Markie. Basically anyone that doesn't have that generic high school talent show voice

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            • #7
              Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

              Johnny (jsr) made me listen to Nine Inch Nails. The whole band should be barred from touching any musical instruments, period.

              Originally posted by evilskillit View Post
              Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails obviously. ;)
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                Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                Just for you Hong,
                A breakdown of how Nine Inch Nails makes their music

                http://youtu.be/4xg-Wk2DEXs

                Originally posted by hongrn View Post
                Johnny (jsr) made me listen to Nine Inch Nails. The whole band should be barred from touching any musical instruments, period.

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                • #9
                  Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                  maybe that's why these guys were flash in the pans.

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                    Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                    Originally posted by kbzx35 View Post
                    Just for you Hong
                    I think he secretly sneaks away to the garage at night after the wife's asleep to listen to NIN.

                    In all honesty though, Reznor's style has changed considerably from the head like a hole days. Lots of artists I liked when I was younger explore different genres and methods to a result that's much less pleasing to me these days.
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                    • #11
                      Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                      In that music video, his lyrics include "What the Hell was That?". My thoughts precisely...

                      Originally posted by kbzx35 View Post
                      Just for you Hong,
                      A breakdown of how Nine Inch Nails makes their music

                      http://youtu.be/4xg-Wk2DEXs
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                      • #12
                        Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                        Layne Staley and Jim Morrison
                        Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

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                        • #13
                          Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                          Bruce Springsteen

                          "I'm sorry Mr. Springsteen, a vocal range of 3 notes just isn't enough."
                          There's a good chance I don't know what I'm talking about.

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                          • #14
                            Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                            John Fogerty. This is why I don't like American Idol or any of those shows. Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Morrison (not a huge Doors fan personally), etc... it wasn't their vocal perfection that made them what they were, it was their style. Tom Petty didn't necessarily bring anything new to the table, he just put it all together extremely well and the same goes for the others.

                            After someone wins American Idol they just pair them up with some produced band that goes off to make some prefabbed hip-hop or country trash that sounds like everything everyone else has already done a million times.

                            If all I wanted was vocal perfection I'd listen to opera, and I can't stand opera. I do agree that Bob Dylan should be banned from a microphone, stick to writing ;). Although, Hurricane is a great song.
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                              Re: OT: Famous Singers Who Will Never Win "American Idol"

                              Originally posted by hongrn View Post
                              Johnny (jsr) made me listen to Nine Inch Nails. The whole band should be barred from touching any musical instruments, period.
                              Trent Reznor is the sole member of NIN, so it would be pretty easy, just one person to take care of. Having said that I think he's a musical genius, but you know what they say about opinions. ;)

                              Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
                              Layne Staley and Jim Morrison
                              RIP Lane :(
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