Musical Musings… Out With The Olds, In With The News (Not Huey Lewis)
Time flies when you’re having fun. It also flies when you break from the group that shot you to super-stardom, you start your own clothing line, and you knock out a couple kids with another bands’ former lead singer.
I’m looking at you Gwen Stefani, and you’ve been replaced by Hayley Williams. You had the bindi; she has the orange hair.
But that’s not what this post is all about. It’s about the cycles of the music industry. Somebody always replaces somebody else. I’m sure you get what I’m saying, but let me reiterate with examples from my own life.
1) Billy Joel & Rob Thomas
Both are talented musicians that crank out the hits. Although Thomas used to be with Matchbox Twenty, who else would I say? John Mayer? Not even close to the Piano Man.
2) Huey Lewis and The News & Weezer
Huey infiltrated the 80’s pop scene with a 50’s-inspired sound. Rinse and repeat in the 90’s.
3) Debbie Gibson & Regina Spektor
Both pianists. Both song writers. Both crushes of mine.
4) Green Day & Say Anything
Angsty punk rockers with catchy melodies.
5) The Offspring & Rise Against
Poignant punk rockers with hard-hitting melodies.
6) Rancid & Kings of Leon
Unintelligible punk rockers with unique melodies.
7) I’m still trying to figure out my replacement for this guy: