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Musical Artists we thought would be HUGE that fizzled out.

Scarpozzi

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Name some artists we heard and thought would be huge, but never amounted to anything.

I'm going to start with Macaulay Culkin. When he did the rap break on MJ's Black and White, I thought the rap industry was going to be turned upside down, but for some reason he never wanted to perform live. =(

EDIT: I didn't know this was going to be posting videos...here...try this one:
 
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Fritzo

Lifer
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Whatever happened to Wolfmother? They were the 2nd coming of Led Zeppelin before Greta Van Fleet came around...
 

Scarpozzi

Lifer
Jun 13, 2000
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Funny story...I learned how to play that on piano last Summer on a whim. It's only a few chords, but I got good at it. I went to a conference and the hotel I stayed in had an electric piano in the bar area. I walked in after the conference around 10pm at night and thought, "I'll have a drink". There were like 8 attractive women from another conference and 3-4 dudes macking on them... When I walked in, one of the guys was telling them he was an astronaut. For some reason, while he was using that line and saw me, he said, "This guy knows I'm for real...." Of course, I chimed in, "Yeah...I'm in the program too..." I had a drink and walked over to the piano....the guy instinctively yell, "PLAY ROCKETMAN!" I banged it out to the amazement of the bar. I was dying inside because if he'd asked me to play chopsticks, it would have sounded like crap compared to what I played. I was instantly a legend.
 

KMFJD

Lifer
Aug 11, 2005
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Whatever happened to Wolfmother? They were the 2nd coming of Led Zeppelin before Greta Van Fleet came around...

Lead singer had conflicts with the Bassist and Drummer and they split, record company 'forced' him to keep the name and he released a couple of bad follow up albums....
 

zinfamous

No Lifer
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Funny story...I learned how to play that on piano last Summer on a whim. It's only a few chords, but I got good at it. I went to a conference and the hotel I stayed in had an electric piano in the bar area. I walked in after the conference around 10pm at night and thought, "I'll have a drink". There were like 8 attractive women from another conference and 3-4 dudes macking on them... When I walked in, one of the guys was telling them he was an astronaut. For some reason, while he was using that line and saw me, he said, "This guy knows I'm for real...." Of course, I chimed in, "Yeah...I'm in the program too..." I had a drink and walked over to the piano....the guy instinctively yell, "PLAY ROCKETMAN!" I banged it out to the amazement of the bar. I was dying inside because if he'd asked me to play chopsticks, it would have sounded like crap compared to what I played. I was instantly a legend.
this story is...incomplete
 

DigDog

Lifer
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Whatever happened to Wolfmother? They were the 2nd coming of Led Zeppelin before Greta Van Fleet came around...
"The band has been through many personnel changes since their formation, "

they got too much head inside ass issues to be famous.

fame isn't a matter of talent - it's a matter of hard work.
 

zinfamous

No Lifer
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Alien Ant Farm

By the way, this basically boils down to the thread where we talked about one-hit-wonders.
well, the thread went off track around post 7 because no one followed what the OP was doing. This isn't supposed to be that thread.

I'll try to get it back on track with a bomb: Jim McMahon, Walter Payton, William Perry and the rest of the Shufflin Crew, in this gem of the 80s:

 

Fritzo

Lifer
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"The band has been through many personnel changes since their formation, "

they got too much head inside ass issues to be famous.

fame isn't a matter of talent - it's a matter of hard work.
The band was the singer though- that dude had some pipes. Been in enough bands to get it though. Artists are moody, and the more talented they are the more mentally unstable they tend to be.
 

sandorski

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The Bay City Rollers
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My first non-Child Records were The Bay City Rollers and KISS. I knew who BCR was since they were on the radio constantly, KISS I had no idea, neither did my parents who just asked someone at a Record shop what Kids listened too. lol
 
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