Music is a huge passion of mine. I am the type of guy who likes albums not just songs. I like finding the new and upcoming bands and also finding great albums. For instance the Pinkerton Album by Weezer does not get much love compared to the Blue Album, but I think Pinkerton is just as good.
I think you can learn a lot about someone by what type of music they like. My favorite question to ask someone is if they could have a benefit concert in their name with 5 bands living or dead what bands would they have preform? This for many is a very difficult questions that takes some time to think about.
There are a lot of variables to consider. For instance does a particular band you like not preform that well live or not sound that well live. Another thing to consider is if they are dead how would they compare to someone living and preforming now. I have had a wide variety of answers from friends and strangers who they would have preform at their benefit concert.
I will share with you my top 5 bands that I would have preform at the Tyson Gamblin Benefit Concert.
The closest I have been to a U2 concert was in Dublin, Ireland where a U2 cover band was playing. The cover band was probably the closest thing to a real U2 concert. Actually, the real U2 band saw them play once and thought they were so good they gave them all their old road gear such as clothes, amps, guitars and equipment. Seeing U2 preform live would be awesome as they can definitely put on a great show.
The greatest band of all time. I really fell in love with the Beatles when I was on one my European excursions where I was listening to my ipod constantly. I had pretty close all the albums on my ipod and I was amazed how many songs that I recognized that I did not know the Beatles originally did. Not only is their music great it would be great to see the band preform together.
I made the mistake of not attending a Stones concert in Seattle a couple years back. They are like dinosaurs, but they sure can rock. Their music is great and I can always throw in a Rolling Stones CD and not skip through it. Seeing Mick Jagger work a stage would be great. For the Tyson Gamblin benefit concert I would want them a little younger though.
I was in Edinburgh, Scotland and missed a Radiohead concert. One of the few things in life I regret. Radiohead according to Rolling Stone Magazine is always one of the top 3 bands to see live each year. My favorite thing about Radiohead is their ability to mix good solid rock songs with some nice mellow ballads. A good mix to have for my benefit concert.
I mean come on, who would not want to see Freddie Mercury on stage and work his magic. One thing is the man can sing and two he was a pure entertainer. I have seen some of his outfits at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. After watching pieces of American Idol and seeing the finale, Adam Lambert better join Queen because they could definitely still bring it.