Once auditioned for..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by stonesfcr, May 1, 2021.

  1. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

    California Day
    That Record Collector piece is nothing new to me, I've bought the magazine every month for many years, including that issue.

    By Spedding's own admission, he did NOT audition for the Stones. Someone (he doesn't say who) asked him about his availability, that's all. He wasn't available. He did not audition.

    It's clear that you don't know the meaning of the word "audition", so I suggest you educate yourself a little better.

    Furthermore, for future reference, click-bait titles for articles (THE MAN WHO TURNED DOWN THE STONES) aren't generally the most reliable sources of information.
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  2. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    What do you/did you play?
  3. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Clem Clempson also supposedly auditioned for the early version of Wishbone Ash.

    Deep Purple also tried to get Rory Gallagher to audition after Blackmore left but he declined.
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  4. FillmoreGuy

    FillmoreGuy Forum Resident

    springfield nj
    Keyboards/guitar. The Heads were looking for a keyboard player.
  5. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Pete Tolson from Pretty Things auditioned for the Scorpions but decided against it and left the auditions.

    Mick Abrahams auditioned for Humble Pie after Peter Frampton left but Clem Clempson got the job.
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  6. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Not sure if he actually auditioned or not but Leslie West almost joined Lynyrd Skynyrd as a replacement for Ed King until he demanded they be billed as Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Leslie West.
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  7. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Peter Frampton has stated numerous times that he never auditioned even though it was rumored that he was being considered.
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  8. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    I am not sure if these people actually auditioned but Uriah Heep supposedly tried to recruit David Coverdale and Ian Hunter after David Byron was let go.
  9. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
    Wow you got ME! :doh:

    I am duly humbled!:biglaugh:
  10. stonesfcr

    stonesfcr Forum Resident Thread Starter

    To replace Izzy or Slash?, I don't think he has the chops to play Slash material

    More than Eric Avery IMO Pepper Keenan would been a really interesting choice, he has Hetfield's respect as a songwriter, Avery would been crushed under the two Metallica masterminds egos
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  11. MartinGr

    MartinGr Forum Resident

    Al Stewart auditioned as a guitarist for the Paramounts (later to become Procol Harum).
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  12. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    Navarro would have replaced Izzy at the time, I believe. When Slash left, Rose again reached out to Navarro
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  13. Wigru

    Wigru Forum Resident

    There you go:

    Faith No More With Courtney Love Vocals (1984) Video Footage (fnmfollowers.com)
  14. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo, The Door Into Mike Love

    Slash auditioned for Poison when their original guitarist moved back to Pennsylvania.
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  15. Malc

    Malc Forum Resident

    Chelmsford, UK
    Mike 'One Toke' Shipley for Jules Alexander's role in The Association, pre-Ramos...
  16. Dave SouthernMan

    Dave SouthernMan Member

    Think they jammed extensively but one of the cracks (Jokes made) was that Coverdale turned up with a bottle of Brandy and a German wife/gf. The crack being that they had just got rid of a Brandy swilling singer with a German wife.

    Coverdale wanted Box and Hensley for Whitesnake.

    The Ian Hunter story is quite lame I think if Mick Box's recollections are listened to.
  17. Riffraff03

    Riffraff03 Forum Resident

    Brian Johnson for Rainbow.
  18. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    Elton John for King Crimson..
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  19. MidnightRocks

    MidnightRocks Forum Resident

    I think you are correct. Clarke was just on that list of possibles that Genesis drew up.

    I think Elton John may have auditioned to replace Graham Nash in the Hollies.
  20. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Chicago, IL, US
    He did piano sessions for the Hollies and was nearly a session vocalist for King Crimson. He didn't want to join KC (and Fripp didn't want him), not sure about the Hollies but that also seems unlikely.
  21. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Augm

    Got another one for you: Bobby “Boris” Pickett. Apparently he was too old. The reason I know this is that somewhere (I forget where) I saw the initial audition notes that showed the judges reactions to Mike, on a tv show, and I was able to pause it and I saw Bobbys name.
  22. Orthogonian Blues

    Orthogonian Blues Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Buckethead auditioned for both RHCP and Ozzy Osbourne.

    Both camps liked his chops, but found the man himself to be a bit too... eccentric.
  23. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Mind blowing
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  24. laether

    laether Forum Resident

    Tico Torres (Bon Jovi drummer 1983-) auditioned for KISS in 1980 when Peter Criss was out.

  25. I know it’s a laugh-line around here, but hasn’t Paul Rodgers legitimately been talked about a number of times for other bands? — both decades before Queen — and after his stint with (+) Queen.

    Am I imagining that he was considered — or rather, his name “came up” — for The Doors back in the early 70’s — but that he was literally not able to be contacted because he was out in the country for several months, some sort of hiatus or something.

    But I swear I’ve heard reports of his name — again legitimately — having been “thought about” by 2 or 3 other bands here and there over the years. And I mean beyond the semi-laugh-line mention of him here on the SHF boards.

    (Whether he ever actually ‘auditioned’ though, I realize, is an entirely different story.)
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