Saw a stones cover band last night!

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I never have seen the stones live, and probably never will at this point. But being a big fan and playing quite a few of their songs myself, I enjoy watching a lot of their recorded shows.
When I saw 'start me up- a tribute to the stones' was doing a show at a casino in Tampa last night, me, the missus, and a buddy heading down for it. What a fun band! They played a 2 hour, high energy show, doing all the hits, complete with sax, flute, great percussion and keys. I even enjoyed the wigs and costumes.
If you ever get the chance, check them out!
 

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I saw them both at the same time…they had a battle of the bands thing where each played about a half hour….then a break then another half hour each…..it was great showing how simple the stones music was and how intricate the Beatles music was. Love both bands but as far as writing the Fabs way outclassed the Stones.
 

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I saw a great Stones cover band a few years ago. They sounded exact like the record, and put on a great show. The guys were a little old-looking but they still sounded fantastic…
 

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I never have seen the stones live, and probably never will at this point. But being a big fan and playing quite a few of their songs myself, I enjoy watching a lot of their recorded shows.
When I saw 'start me up- a tribute to the stones' was doing a show at a casino in Tampa last night, me, the missus, and a buddy heading down for it. What a fun band! They played a 2 hour, high energy show, doing all the hits, complete with sax, flute, great percussion and keys. I even enjoyed the wigs and costumes.
If you ever get the chance, check them out!
We saw “Theory of a Dead Man” there a month or so ago. A great venue.
 

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so how much of a cut do the Stones get?
I’m sure that was tongue-in-cheek, as if the Stones were concerned, but it made me think about potential legal issues that might ensue. I play in a cover band and we’ve never had a problem with ASCAP, but there’s a local club that only hires indie bands. It’s rumored that they want to avoid having a fine slapped on them, but I think it’s just that - rumor. I saw Rain many years ago and they covered different eras of the Beatles, even changed wardrobe to fit. They really payed attention to detail.
 

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I saw a great Stones cover band a few years ago. They sounded exact like the record, and put on a great show. The guys were a little old-looking but they still sounded fantastic…
Was that The Ultimate Stones Band (or something like that)? A former coworker, Albert Margolls, plays keys for them. When they aren't gigging he plays with a few other bands in Southern Cal.
 

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Was that The Ultimate Stones Band (or something like that)? A former coworker, Albert Margolls, plays keys for them. When they aren't gigging he plays with a few other bands in Southern Cal.
Lol….no, that actually was The Rolling Stones.
 

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I’ve seen 1964 The Tribute. They’re very good. That’s it for tribute acts for me.

I like playing Stones songs. The band I’m in does some.
 
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'Saw a stones cover band last night!'


Why?
Why would you do something like that?
Tribute bands get a bad rap. You could (and some people do) say you’ve never really seen a musical if you didn’t see it on broadway with the original cast, but rather saw it when it toured to your local town / city / country with a different cast: but the same story, music and performance, as best as the Actors can reproduce it. That’s how I like to think of covers bands - they’re providing an entertaining show of great songs and working hard to give as good a performance as the Original artists. If I go watch “The Magic Flute” at the Royal Opera House (or the Met), am I not watching the “real” opera if Mozart isn’t part of the production?

We criticize bands who replace a bunch of their members and carry on touring (see recent thread on this topic regarding The Eagles), sadly the greatest musicians don’t live forever, and, a time will come when we don’t have the Original artists: will we accept tribute bands more when that time comes? Or will the great music of the rock era just die out? Or will we get something else (maybe “rock orchestras” that play a mix of classics by different artists? Will the more “performance like” albums, such as The Wall, Tommy, etc, be the ones that are most prominent because they are better suited to a whole evening program? Already some artists are performing gigs where they play a whole album, like Rush did with Moving Pictures recently, maybe that’s how a “program“ will be defined in the future?
 




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