Theme Songs #86

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  1. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the 86th edition of ‘Theme Songs!’ The game where every song has one thing in common and you have to guess what that is.

    These week’s category is MUSIC.

    Starting with the first clue:

    Good luck!

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  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Songs that only made it to #2 on the charts.
  3. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    Songs performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  4. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Next clue.

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  5. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Songs written around a guitar riff
  6. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Next Clue

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  7. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Songs that were inspired by other songs.
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  8. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    And the last clue. And remember 'MUSIC' means artist, album or song.

  9. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Songs recorded in California
  10. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    BONUS CLUE: One of the song titles contains a major clue.
  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Songs from bands that changed leaders.
  12. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Songs written in anger
  13. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    After much deliberation, and a few VERY close answers, I think we'll call this one a stumper.

    The theme this week is Bands with Multiple Lineup Changes. (Or artists who were eighty-sixed from the band!)

    The Rolling Stones first started off with Brian Jones (their main founder) in the lineup on guitar, but after a stint with drugs and alcohol and the effects thereof, he was kicked out of the band (and believe me folks, when Keith Richards thinks you need to slow down, that might be time to pause and reflect!) . Jones was later found dead in his home at the age of 27. Later lineups would also include Mick Taylor, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman and quite a few others. The newest lineup of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood have been going strong for about 80 years now (not really, but it seems that way doesn't it?)

    Fleetwood Mac in its original incarnation was a Blues outfit famous for songs like Black Magic Woman (later covered by Santana) and Oh Well, with Peter Green being the main driver behind the band along with Mick Fleetwood the drummer. In fact Fleetwood, and bassist john McVie have been the only to constants throughout their history, with people like Bob Welch, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwin going in and out.

    The most recent and consistent incarnation with Christine McVie (formerly Christine Perfect who married John McVie and became a major collaborator in the history of the band), Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham and the aforementioned John McVie and Mick Fleetwood were in and out of the lineup for years, with Buckingham leaving after 1987's Tango in the Night, and leaving again a few years later before returning with the rest for 'The Dance' the big MTV reunion special and tour. That lineup held until Christine McVie retired from the band during the making of 'Say You Will' and then returned again for the current tour. However, Lindsey Buckingham (according to reports) didn't want to dredge through another nostalgia tour of playing the hits, and the disagreement prompted other members of the band to tell him to 'Go Your Own Way' and was replaced with two members, Mike Campbell formerly of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, and Neil Finn of Crowded House, THAT lineup is currently on tour.

    Did ya get all that?

    The next clue was kind of a twofer, as Dave Mustaine was the original lead guitarist of Metallica before drugs, alcohol and a violent temper got him thrown out and replaced with the current guitarist Kirk Hammett. The lineup of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton and Hammett held until touring off 'Master of Puppets' in Sweden when the band was involved in a bus crash when the driver hit a patch of ice and rolled. Burton was pinned under the bus while the other members were relatively uninjured. Burton was later replaced by former Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted, who remained until just before the 'St. Anger' album. It was reported that Newsted wanted to do a side project, and Hetfield and the rest of the band would have none of it, along with other reported tensions between the two parties. He was then replaced by current bassist Robert Trujillo, the former bassist for Ozzy Osbourne. And don't EVEN get me started on Megadeth's lineup changes. Mustaine (and Newsted) would later make amends with the band when they were asked to rejoin for Metallica's Rock Hall of Fame induction (still dead to HecticArt!), Newsted agreed while Mustaine politely declined due to touring with Megadeth in Europe at the time. Mustaine would again reunite with the Metalliheads when the two bands joined Anthrax and Slayer for the 'Big Four' metal tour, mostly in Europe.

    The last clue is also kind of a twofer, since Scott Weiland, the founder and lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots during the 90's, was thrown out of two bands for the same reason, first his band that he founded (STP) and then the Guns and Roses minus Axl Rose incarnation Velvet Revolver. Weiland would also suffer the fate most rock stars due when he would succumb to his addictions in December 2015, dead at the age of 48. Stone Temple Pilots had some lineup changes their own selves, enlisting the help of Chester Bennington who was also the frontman of LInkin Park. Now touring with new lead singer Jeff Gutt (he's never heard of you either) who is a native of Detroit, and former X Factor contestant.


    New game next week!
  14. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    That was a rough one Jon.

    Thanks for the game.

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