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Why is Judas Priest considered a "Dinosaur Band"
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since the Reunion in 2006 to the Farewell Tour in 2011

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[metalgodess] Friday, June 24, 2011 7:56:06 PM 
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[metalgodess] Friday, June 24, 2011 1:13:16 PM 
If Priest is unable to fill the larger venues in the world concert arenas, it's purely because the number of intelligent metalheads with really good musical taste must be diminishing rapidly.  Priest still exists.  Cool people are becoming extinct.
[.] Friday, June 24, 2011 1:26:33 AM 
 They are not a dinossaur band. 

Dinossaurs are extinct.  Judas Priest still exist. 

[metallo] Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:10:42 AM 
I love dinosaurs-

They are Huge, just like Priest's music.
[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, May 08, 2011 6:16:27 PM 
"Dinosaur Band". Doesn't actually sound that pointless after giving it a thought. I mean, Priest and their management haven't really woken up to this new Internet-era, where people want information about their favourite subjects in an instant. Just look at this website. Where do you find some of the recent releases, like Live Vengeance '82 (released bloody five years ago!), A Touch of Evil: Live or British Steel 30th Anniversary on this site? Discography and DVD library? Nuh-uh, you'll actually have to look through the News and Press Releases sections to find out about them! Ok, so you might notice the latter two of them on the sidebar, but still not listing at least A Touch of Evil as part of their official discography is something that I just don't understand. And what's the point of having a separate section for "The Ripper Years"? It's nothing more than just the cover photos for their 1997-2002 releases!

Although it could be worse, I mean I just visited Van Halen's official site today: there's practically no info about the band, and the latest news item was the band wishing a good 2010 to everyone...

Having been very active with bootlegs for the past few months, I couldn't agree more with Maple Syrup about the unreleased material. I mean, there's a load of pro-shot performances that simply don't have a proper substitute in official releases: Tokyo 1978, Dortmund 1983, Detroit 1990, Rock in Rio 1991 just to name a few. I'm not even going to list the amount of professionally-recorded audio they've done over the years: there's a load of radio broadcast bootlegs from just about every tour they've done after 1977. Although KK did say that they had some "extra footage" they might release when I asked about it...

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[Skybreaker] Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:07:02 PM 
 Rob Halford leaving for years was a big blow, they never recovered and the reunion w/ Halford has been pretty weak. 
[SDBinNY] Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:13:43 AM 
Much of Maple's post really applies to what happens here in The United States.. No promotion, no record sales, no record sales, no decent venues are considered for the tour.. The internet also factors into this, as may live performances wind up on the net, so you get much of the same experience without the expense (tickets here can go for up to $150.00, not including parking, gas, etc, and beer is about $8.00 for a 10 ounce plastic cup). Live DVD releases mean I can watch it at home, with surround sound, beverage of choice in hand, without the risk of legal ramifications for driving under the influence, and enjoy the performance without the usual cad that is there to screw it up for somebody else.. Also, being in a secondary market, these shows hit this area mid week... There is a large amount of metal heads in this area, but not many that will take the time off of work to see a show on a Wednesday due to the economy.. The current level of fuel prices factor into this as well, as not many of us live within a short drive to any out door venues, and the local indoor venues don't have the capacity for this type of talent..
[hellrider 31038] Friday, May 06, 2011 10:52:31 PM 

[tasnam1] Thursday, May 05, 2011 11:03:37 PM 

You are right.

I have said this for YEARS;  The Management SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All you points are valid.

Priest SHOULD be bigger for sooo maaaany reasons.

Makes you look in the "Management Mirror" doesn't it?
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[oneshotatglory] Thursday, May 05, 2011 7:22:51 PM 
Breaks my heart to write this, but you are right Maple Syrup.  Very sad as they could be so much more now.
[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, May 05, 2011 6:16:10 PM 
Yup, I couldn't agree more. And that is what KILLS me!! Priest should be on top, their music kicks every other band in the nuts but their lack of competent management for most of their career is to blame for their position.

Wasn't it Bill that brought the Nostradamus idea to the band? I know they wanted to do a concept album for a long time and I don't have a problem with that at all. I really like Nostradamus, but it isn't what I expected either. They would have been so much better off writing a concept album about some sci-fi story of their own creation. That could have been the metal concept album of all time! What are you supposed to do with someone's life story? Of course it has ups and downs and you have to treat it that way. They did a great job doing it, but a different topic would have allowed them to be the Priest that everyone knows. I was expecting something like Operation Mindcrime only Priest style.

They should have fired their management a very long time ago. They sucked the life right out of this band and now KK has left partly because of them.... It's just so fucking sad...

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[K2M] Thursday, May 05, 2011 5:05:00 PM 
[Vaillant 3.0] Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:21:15 PM 
"Dinosaur Band"? *scratches head in confusion* Hmmm...never heard of that term before.
[guidogodoy] Thursday, May 05, 2011 12:43:46 PM 
Whether I agree with your list or not, one thing really jumps out at me that seems to be at the root of a good many of those problems: MANAGEMENT!!

(lack thereof, IMO)

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[Maple Syrup] Thursday, May 05, 2011 9:34:06 AM 
I have been a long time JP fan and seen them over 35 times in my life, but Judas Priest is now considered a "Dinosaur Band" for the following reasons:

A) They are not viable anymore and cannot draw to the bigger concert halls ala Metallica & Maiden.
B) Have been on a downward spiral since the reunion in 2006
C) No real comeback since Rob rejoined them. AOR was good, Nostradamus was a FAIL
D) Poor Management Decisions & no Marketing Plan
E) No release of any old or unreleased archived material either audio or video to get a fresh buzz about them... WTF Why?
F) Poor Ticket Sales in certain regions of the world
G) ReReleasing a 30th Anniversary of an Album, whats next Platinum Hits?
H) A farewell tour without one of their founding Members KK Downing.

Sorry but it all adds up. Im sure there is more and I dont want to bash them, but it is true. Unfortunately, they are in the same vein as the Scorpions, Deep Purple etc..



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