anguyen92 wrote:Well, wouldn't using a monitor be like cheating or something? At some point, it looks like it can be interpreted as karaoke (even if they wrote the friken songs).
Bruce Dickinson had some pretty heated words to people that uses stuff like monitors, teleprompters, etc. I don't think Rob Halford uses a lyrical teleprompter for Priest's most well known hits, but I think he does use them for something else."We still don't have an Autocue. Yay! I never realised that people were using Autocues. What the f--k is that all about? People pay good money and you can't even remember the sodding words. The daftest one I ever saw was [Judas Priest's] 'Breaking the Law.' It's on the f--king Autocue. 'Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law' - guess what? - 'breaking the law.' It's ludicrous."
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/wt ... tocue.html
Edit: Ah, yes. Here's a quote from Halford about that.In a 2010 interview with the QMI Agency, Halford spoke about how using a teleprompter helped him when he was asked to fill in for Ozzy with BLACK SABBATH for a show after Osbourne was taken ill. "[Like Ozzy], I use a teleprompter now too because I do so many things," he said. "I can't remember. I wish I was like my mate Bruce Dickinson and could do everything, but I need that safety blanket."
https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/halfo ... t-nothing/
When your catalogue is approaching 100 songs and you're middle-aged or older, I say monitors / teleprompters are fair game.
And if it led to AB shaking up their setlist more often? I'd be all for it.