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Outlaw2112
post Apr 15 2008, 03:34 AM
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I was thinking whats too old to be playing in a band?
I feel like i missed my calling.. I started playing guitar when i was 14, and played on and off for 12 years. I had alot of people tell me that i was good... Then i got caught up in putting straws in my nose and chasing around women, and quit playing.. then i settled down and got married... Now after 12 years off i have recently started playing again( in january), and im coming up with alot of nice sounding riffs.. I would like to be in a band, but i was thinking who would want to come watch some 40 year old playing speed metal riffs onstage...

Just wondering whats everyones thoughts on this... And to the younger members, would you watch a band in their 40's playing metal?


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post Apr 15 2008, 03:36 AM
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I'm 19 and I'd happily play with you on stage, let alone watch you.

I've never been bothered about jamming with or watching musicians of any age. Most decent metal band musicians are in their 20s/30s anyway, so what the hell? Look at bands like Sabbath, Maiden, etc. I don't see anyone with a problem there.


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post Apr 15 2008, 03:44 AM
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Have your wife check your bottom side for your expiration date. If it is later than 40 you are ok. If not you are required to take up shuffle board, move to Florida and form a Polka band!


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post Apr 15 2008, 03:49 AM
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well since the rolling stones are like 100 i think you should be ok lol. you're never too old to rock wink.gif
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post Apr 15 2008, 03:50 AM
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QUOTE (somecrazyguy09 @ Apr 15 2008, 02:49 AM) *
well since the rolling stones are like 100 i think you should be ok lol. you're never too old to rock wink.gif


Except for the Rolling Stones laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Apr 15 2008, 05:16 AM
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I'm 17 and I'd much rather step on stage with an older person who is competent than one who is my age and sucks. Besides real music lovers are not superficial, the listen to what they like. So the only prerequisite to rock out is to have the ability. smile.gif

P.S. One of my good friends is 55 and he plays it all, in many places. If he can do it I'm sure you can.


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post Apr 15 2008, 05:49 AM
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There is no age limit man. Metallica is old, Slayer is old, Iron Maiden is old, Judas Priest is old...you get the point, and they all play music similar to speed metal so go for it man!
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post Apr 15 2008, 06:41 AM
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There's no such thing as an age-limit.
Almost all the best live bands are bands with "older" members. 30/40+. I wouldnt even call it old at all.


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post Apr 15 2008, 08:12 AM
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There's no age limit for playing in a band.
And if your band rock, who can argue about your age? wink.gif


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post Apr 15 2008, 08:21 AM
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I agrre with the posters above me!
There is no such thing as an age limit..
If you wanna do it, do it! smile.gif
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post Apr 15 2008, 09:24 AM
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Age isn't a barrier to expressing yourself musically. I've seen loads of 50+ and 60+ guys still rocking out on stage. Some amazing blues musicians also. You might get a few looks if you do Fall Out Boy covers at 60+ though lol biggrin.gif


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post Apr 15 2008, 09:31 AM
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Well I`m 38 this year, the other guitarist and bass player are 39 this year and our drummer is 43, we love it and crank it up the same a we did when we where 19`s & 20`s, probably the only difference is now we all feel it the next day laugh.gif

but.. small price to pay for rockin with yer mates laugh.gif


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post Apr 15 2008, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Apr 14 2008, 10:34 PM) *
I would like to be in a band, but i was thinking who would want to come watch some 40 year old playing speed metal riffs onstage...

Just wondering whats everyones thoughts on this... And to the younger members, would you watch a band in their 40's playing metal?


for the first line, go tell that to Jimmy Page and Slash. laugh.gif wink.gif (there not really speed metal, but you get the point)

for the second line, as a 12 year old kid, if they are good, Yes!

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post Apr 15 2008, 01:07 PM
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My dad is 50, he sometimes play with his old band(guys around 45-55). Even i played with them one time live. Next year they(and me! biggrin.gif ) might start a Status Quo tribute band for this festival for tribute bands.. never too late imo.


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post Apr 15 2008, 01:29 PM
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Age ain't nothing but a number man.

Music is timeless and ageless. If you want to be in a band man be in a band. Do what will make you happy, that's all that's important. Like many others have said there are guys still rocking into their 70's+.

And the Stones by the way still put on an amazing show....

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post Apr 15 2008, 02:47 PM
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I couldn't care less about the age of the band as long as I like what they do.


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post Apr 15 2008, 03:57 PM
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I agree,all it matters is how you feel abut it....If you want to play in a band, 40 year old is nothing man...


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post Apr 15 2008, 07:45 PM
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If you have something offer the listener musically, then it really dosent matter how old you are - go for it biggrin.gif


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post Apr 15 2008, 09:24 PM
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Outlaw,

I am the editor of a Neil Young concert movie (in progress) directed by Jonathan Demme. He's 62 and rocks out like a 20 yr old. With JD & Neil's permission I will post an excerpt of what I think is the greatest live performance in history. You're in for a treat.

Similar story here. I'm turning 40 soon and have secret plans to form a band. (Don't tell my wife). I'll jam with you old dudes who rock anytime.

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post Apr 15 2008, 09:28 PM
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QUOTE (somecrazyguy09 @ Apr 14 2008, 11:49 PM) *
well since the rolling stones are like 100 i think you should be ok lol. you're never too old to rock wink.gif

I completely agree!!!


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