The Twitter fued we didn't know we needed....

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Idiots and dummies, prepare for battle. Sebastian Bach and some guy in Falling In Reverse are name calling and slamming each other on Twitter. The youngsters pulled out of a show when their laptops didn't show up at the gig and they lost their backing tracks. The old guy told them that they should have just played the gig because that is Rock and Roll. And of course, Eddie Trunk and Nikki Sixx are throwing their two cents in. Full disclosure: I have never heard of Falling In Reverse, so I question how much of their live performance actually requires tracks but maybe they have lots of sound effects or something.

https://blabbermouth.net/news/idiot...ts-in-twitter-feud-over-use-of-backing-tracks
 

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Flailing In My Turds can eat a shit covered log for all I care.

IDGAF how boomery it makes me, 5 fucking guys in a band and they can’t come up with SOME kind of arrangement to make their set work? GTFO.

I want to see Sebastian and Radke settle this onstage-

2 mics, just reverb. Each guy goes up and sings any song from their catalog without auto tune or any bullshit helping them out. Whoever can actually pull off their song within 90% efficiency gets to go on Twitter and say “Neener neener I’m better than you”

Ya know who else uses a shitload of samples, loops and backing tracks live? Sevendust…..and you know who can go out and actually pull it off without the tracks? Sevendust.


(And being fair, I hate the fact that Morgan has been miming his screams for nearly 20 years. Just let them play, man, you’re killing it on drums, quit the miming shit)
 

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either way, there are contracts to be honored regardless of the situation unless there is a clause that states they don'y have to fulfill the contract if their laptops don't show up. The whole idea of laptops is portability, right? ..like you take them with you because they are small and light.
 

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I like how Sebastian Bach doesn’t even know he walks onstage to a backing track and can’t comprehend how Queen had a live track for Bobemian Rhapsody before laptops were invented.

Twitter is an area of the Internet I am happy to never go near.
 

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100% behind Bach on this one. So the laptops didn't turn up, couldn't they work around it? Aren't they supposed to be musicians? Did they never think of ways to cope without their backing tracks, just in case something like this happened?

It sounds like being unprofessional and failing to prepare properly.
 

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I like how Sebastian Bach doesn’t even know he walks onstage to a backing track and can’t comprehend how Queen had a live track for Bobemian Rhapsody before laptops were invented.

Twitter is an area of the Internet I am happy to never go near.

I think that’s kind of missing the point; his walk-out music was a backing track, not his entire set and once the band starts, there’s no more backing track. And Queen using a sample of a choir section in one song is hardly a comparison to a band needing to cancel an entire gig because they’ve got their entire set on backing tracks.

I saw these turds at Rockville, I was curious then how much was on tracks because I could definitely tell all the vocals that required hitting pitches was on tracks, the only thing I could tell was live was the rapping and the drums. After this situation, I really wonder if the guitarists were even playing.

I saw Fit For A King a couple years ago and both the guitars and bass were on tracks…..lamest fucking shit I’ve seen yet.
 

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I like how Sebastian Bach doesn’t even know he walks onstage to a backing track and can’t comprehend how Queen had a live track for Bobemian Rhapsody before laptops were invented.

Twitter is an area of the Internet I am happy to never go near.

Bach is probably old enough to remember that this is how Queen used to perform BR without the backing track. They dropped the vocal madness and just transitioned to the next song whereas this random band didn't even bother to play the gig. My guess - Reverse Falling Over can't play their parts live.

 

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I wonder how FIR didn't realize they're going to get some shit for this... Do they play/sing anything live?
 

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I wonder how FIR didn't realize they're going to get some shit for this... Do they play/sing anything live?
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I thought laptops were strictly to enjoy the portability of porn. These described alternate uses have been ...educational.

To the issue at hand...its unfortunate that so many fans either do not know or do not care about the prevalence of tracks to augment a "live" performance.

oh and fuck this Ronnie Radtke dude
 

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I can totally understand how a show hinges on computer control and not wanting to give a half-ass performance. What I don't understand is how a band of that level doesn't have all of their critical files backed up multiple places and how they can't just go grab some new laptops. Once you get to venues where bands don't play on the floor anymore a good majority of bands rely on computers for either tracks, control, IEMs, etc. Welcome to the current year or whatever.
 

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What I don't understand is how a band of that level doesn't have all of their critical files backed up multiple places and how they can't just go grab some new laptops.
Seriously... There's cloud storage, thumb drives like @sleewell said, tiny ssd drives, etc. There's no excuse, it's not like all of their gear was stolen.
 

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I think that’s kind of missing the point; his walk-out music was a backing track, not his entire set and once the band starts, there’s no more backing track. And Queen using a sample of a choir section in one song is hardly a comparison to a band needing to cancel an entire gig because they’ve got their entire set on backing tracks.

I was just mentioning two things from Sebatian’s tweets that I found funny. I wasn’t arguing for or against the use of laptops, just how he didn’t read what the other guy wrote……….
 

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Benefits of having a band in a third world country: you can barely afford laptops so you never run into this particular problem.


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You mean you have to play the song? Like people used to do? That’s just not right
 


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