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(@stormymonday)
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If I had to guess I'd say that Clapton would have to be in the top 10 wealthiest rock stars (at least), so I seriously doubt it is for the money with him.

Several years ago when Baker was having serious financial troubles he tried to convince Clapton to do a reunion then. Clapton said he didn't want to form again if the reason was money, which Baker eventually understood. If they were doing it for the money, I think they would have done it then. I think the fact that they are all in their 60s now probably convinced them that if they were going to do something, they'd better do it now.

Cream putting out a new album and touring to support that could have been shaky business. It's likely that none of it would hold up to the original stuff, plus when bands do concerts (especially a band that hasn't been together in 37 years) people don't want to hear new stuff, they want to hear the hits.

Are they reaping the rewards financially? You bet. And they shouldn't feel guilty about it either.


   
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 Taso
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Amen.

Actually, there's a lot of truth in that. I remember when I went to see Clapton I left thinking "damn, I wish he did more of his classics instead of the Robert Johnson stuff" I wanted to hear White Room, not his new stuff.

Reminds me of in the movie Ray, when Ray Charles wants to play a new country song he wrote, and everyone in the audience is shouting for him to play other songs he wrote in the past.

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Exactly. The fact is that a LOT of people will criticize older acts no matter what they play when they tour. If Clapton toured and played exclusively Johnson blues, people would cry because he didn't play any hits. If he tours and plays a completely new album, they'd cry for the same reason. People go to rock concerts to see their heroes play their favorite songs. Whether those songs are brand new or 40 years old is pretty irrelevant, if they're still popular enough to draw a crowd. If you don't like the price, JUST DON'T GO.

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I've recently came into a recording of the final show at the royal albert theater this year, and it was a damn fine show. I hope they do a mini tour of the major cities.

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 Taso
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Indeed, which is why I am very excited that they may be coming to MSG, VERY excited.

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Based on the bootleg of the london show I have, while they may be doing the songs they did 40 years ago, they have a whole new take on them. They didn'tdso them note for note copies of the old versions they did them with the perspective of friends getting together and doign their version of some old beloved favorites. No one has a problem with people covering old bluses standards, even when it is the artist who originally recorded it re-doing it, why should cream be any different?
As for the Stones, their tour is to promote a new album, because they are getting older means they should hang in up and sit on the front porch playing cribbage?
What does that say for those of us older players on here? Should we give it up too and sit around bouncing a grandbaby on our knees boring them with stories of the good old days instead of sitting them down and teaching them the intro to satisfaction?
Personally I'll pay to see Mr.'s Richards and Woods tearing up the fretboard anytime.

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 Taso
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Definitly. I really wanted to see the Stones when they are coming here, but it was pretty much all sold out/ I needed a fan club membership. Would have been amazing.

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A little update:

Tickets for the Garden shows will be onsale either this Saturday or this monday, I've heard both so I'm not sure which one.

Edit, ITS MONDAY. 9 am. American Express customers only on ticketmaster.

If there are any left over, they go on sale about a week later.

Basically, if you don't have American Express...Don't bother. lol

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time to be reeeeal nice to my dad, hopefully hell get me the tickets


   
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Another update: Tickets will range from 65-355 dollars, according to ticket master.

65 is pretty nice! I had the cheapest tickets at the Who concert at the garden,and because I got them so quickly, they were the best cheap seats you can get, and weren't bad at all.

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Check out a sneak peak from the upcoming DVD here


   
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 Taso
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Thanks man!

Jeeze, they've gotten old!

Especially Ginger Baker, I think he was around 10 years older than Clapton and Bruce.

Jack Bruce looks it too, he sounds it as well.

But, they sounded great somehow still!

Tomorrow is the big day, I hope I get tickets...I'm sure I will. I got some GREAT who tickets, and that concert sold out in 20 minutes.

Wish me luck!
Taso

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^just read that review, it made me even more nervous about getting those tickets.

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I got them! Four tickets, section 302 row D, on the last night.

Not good seats at all, but WHO CARES. its MSG anyways, so all seats are good seats as long as you aren't behind the stage.

IM PSYCHED

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NEWS UPDATE!

Well after nagging my dad for some time, it finally happened! Yesterday he got me and him tickets to see them! We're going October 26th, at 8pm at the Graden. It's going to be the greatest thing! ALso, it happened to be that Oct 26th, is my birthday! What a great presen,t going to see clapton bruce and baker, on their last Cream concert in the USA. They're only playing 3 dates in the US, all in the Garden. Me and Taso are going on the same day. My seats are kinda bad, but I don't care. Im in section 419 or 420, which means, that I might get an extreme side view of the stage. :lol: After I go, i'll be sure to tell you guys everything


   
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 Taso
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haha. YES, congradulations.

Is anyone else from guitarnoise going?

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