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Re: AB VI Speculation

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby AB4Lyfe » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:11 am

Yeah, there won’t be a new producer. No chance.

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But they aren't asking us

Postby gbruin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:55 pm

Another photobucket casualty... :(

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby Stevieg1993 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:55 pm

Which producers would you be looking at if it was your choice?

Bob Rock
Butch Vig
Rick Rubin ( please god no)
Terry Date

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby gbruin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:03 pm

Kevin Shirley or Zeuss. Maybe Neil Kernon.
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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby Ubik » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:08 pm

Hopefully they can get the guy that did that "Fortress" album, sounded pretty neat.
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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:25 pm

I mean in the event that AB does not want to work with Elvis, anymore, I think a guy like Nick Raskulinecz wouldn't be the worst guy to gel well with AB. He's worked with a lot of various bands from Foo Fighters, Stone Sour, Evanescence, Rush, Alice in Chains, Trivium, Halestorm, etc.

Just not Rick Rubin and, especially, not Howard Benson. Just not that kind of producer where it resulted in AB not being happy about how the album is and the album turns out to be a wash from a creative perspective and they were not happy about making it the way they intended it to be.

That stated, for better or for worst, I cannot see the AB camp not working with Elvis. Mark and Myles looks to be guys that highly values long-lasting partnerships above everything else when it comes to stuff like album cover designs, management, producing, etc.






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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby Ubik » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:44 pm

And if you fall, at least you tried
As you tremble on the wire...

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby anguyen92 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:11 pm

True, but I think them (and by them, I mean AB, Tremonti, Myles along with Sevendust, whose friends with AB, and has their fair share of issues from the business end of the music industry) being all in the same management team (Janus Music Management headed by Tim Tournier, a friend of theirs), I think this partnership is going to last for a good while.






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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:41 pm



A recent interview from Mark about the typical questions regarding A Dying Machine album. He stated that AB will be in the studio around late March and April to get AB VI done and that once Mark finish tracking his parts, Tremonti will be doing the festival run (already announced for Welcome to Rockville in May) in the states and Europe. He states the next AB tour will be in Europe in November of next year. I think probably their next North America tour will be in early 2020 (sadly, too long of a wait from now) around the months they did their first US tour of the Last Hero album in 2017. Doesn't look like they will be booked to do anything in the states in Summer 2019 (like their own tour or an opening slot for a summer North America amphitheater tour).

Hopefully, the album is out by then and it is everything they wanted it to be and something the fans can get excited. Pretty small margin of time to record for both Mark and Myles. Only less than 1.5 months to record their parts because once May comes, Tremonti will do doing the festivals in the states and in Europe and Myles will be touring with Slash in South America and Europe.

Hopefully, they already have great fleshed out song ideas to fill an album right now and all they need to do is just record.

Edit: On another note, I'm really hoping for Tremonti to come to LA at some point in early 2019. It doesn't matter what venue or if they are support or headlining, I just want to see them in LA.






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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby One Drew Remains » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:39 am

Ready for this album already.

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby TenaciousBe » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:59 am

This has been on my mind a bit lately. Alter Bridge has been my favorite band for, what, almost 15 years now? The fandom, the music, and the people I've met through this band have pretty much completely shaped my life from mid-20s to now knocking on 40 next year. There are other bands I'm into, but nothing like Alter Bridge.

The part that scares me is, I can't say I was THAT into The Last Hero. On paper, I loved it -- I'm a fan of the politically charged lyrics, I'm a fan of where they went with the music and how they present it, but... I don't know, something just didn't resonate when I listen to it. Maybe I need to give it a new listen with fresh ears, and I plan to do that soon, but still. I felt Fortress was an absolute masterpiece. ABIII had its moments, but overall is still incredibly enjoyable. Blackbird might be my favorite album of all time. And ODR is still very special, even if it's a little bit of an outlier in terms of true "AB" records since Myles didn't really have as much writing input.

I worry that the band is going to get away from me. I worry that it might be another TLH and not really grab my soul the way the other records did. I worry that I'm getting older and I just generally don't connect with the hard rock scene like I did 10 years ago.

Or maybe they'll come out with another Blackbird or Fortress and knock me on my ass.

The thing that gives me hope is seeing how well Myles and Mark each pulled off their respective solo efforts this year. Myles' record was incredible, and generally got away from the hard rock sound to go on this sonic journey that many of us wouldn't normally go on without Myles attached to it. And Tremonti's album, holy shit, I put it right up on that god-tier level with Blackbird and Fortress. It makes me wonder if they'll each bring touches of those albums to the writing for AB6, or if it just means they "got that out of their system" and they'll come back to plug ideas into the AB formula and pop off another TLH. I don't want them to change what AB is, but I don't want the sound to get stale, you know? Just... evolve. Roll with the times. Expand. Grow. Bring some new touches and sounds and flavors to the AB party.

Whatever it is they do, I'll be there to listen.

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:14 am

I'm not worried about it. Mark and Myles both put out great music this year, individually. They still have it. Just hoping for a better collab this time around.

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby Fish Tacos » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:54 pm

Apart from avoiding current events, I don't really care what they do. I would just prefer a longer collaborative process.

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Re: AB VI Speculation

Postby AB23 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:05 am

I hope they stick to current events. But in their normal way, I hope they don't use proper nouns. Find a way to make meaningful, thought provoking lyrics without using names or parties. For instance, I actually thought the THEME of TLH was great. I just didn't like a lot of the musical content in general. It had a lot more potential than I think it played out.

But I think it's important. I only speak for myself, but I value their opinion. I'd like to hear it and either agree or respectfully disagree. But I still think it's important to do it regardless. Whether people like it or not, there are going to be elements of current events in their lyrics any way.

Waters Rising is such a great song with such great lyrics, but it didn't really fit the theme of the rest of the album. But who cares? Can you imagine someone getting worked up about Waters Rising simply because they disagree with it? Like "All of your hard work, your music, your song writing, your vocals, and your production mean NOTHING to me because I don't believe in it!"

Just feels like a sad way to live in a way. So I hope they spend a little bit of time discussing it (they will do it inevitably). I love it when they input their own opinions into songs. You get more passion out of it.

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