#1
Alright, I've figured out that I'm going to say **** it to all you regular people and start a band.
I'm going to earn up some money to buy a decent gig amp and another guitar and a van. Then, I'm going to find at least one other person and hit the road and head to Los Angeles or get plane tickets and go to london. I'm going to form a band and live in my van and in cheap hotels and play in bars until I get noticed enough to get signed.

Where should I go and what is the best place to start. (I'm serious about this.)
#2
part of my says you are a retard, part of me says no matter what the outcome you won't regret this.

walk around alone at night. Put ads in magazines/online. Make threads to tell us how this all turned out.
#3
Well you joined in Aug 2011, so what do you know. I honestly would rather live on the streets than finish school like the rest of society, that's so mainstream.
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#6
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Well you joined in Aug 2011, so what do you know. I honestly would rather live on the streets than finish school like the rest of society, that's so mainstream.

#7
Yeah, fuk da mainstream. Lets go do some different shit just because it's different. Poverty? **** that.
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#9
Quote by FearMyLightning
play in bars until I get noticed enough to get signed.


Take this from someone who is actually in a signed band-

It doesn't work like that.
#10
Find talented musicians with a similar musical style to your own and make good music. Then when you realize that nobody wants to hear that sort of thing play a four chord progression and get a nasally tenor who can't sing in key live and hope your bandmembers are attractive and/or chic enough to catch on.
#11
This is not a serious thread. I was not expecting serious responses.


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Find talented musicians with a similar musical style to your own and make good music. Then when you realize that nobody wants to hear that sort of thing play a four chord progression and get a nasally tenor who can't sing in key live and hope your bandmembers are attractive and/or chic enough to catch on.


This guy ^.
#13
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Yeah, fuk da mainstream. Lets go do some different shit just because it's different. Poverty? **** that.


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#14
Quote by FearMyLightning
I'm going to form a band and live in my van and in cheap hotels and play in bars until I get noticed enough to get signed.


Damn dude, you got this all backwards. People don't choose to live off vans or in cheap ass places, they have no choice because playing shows is the only source of income. And this of course is something every band wishes to avoid. You need to form a band first then see what's up down the road.

You may get lucky and like the work that you guys create or you may hate each other because no one is in agreement. I mean for example, thought my first band mates would be the last, but it didn't work out that way and even my friends didn't do to well as band mates.
#15
Everyone's taking this too seriously.

Edit: This was a great way to get my profile view up, I should do this more often.
Last edited by FearMyLightning at Aug 16, 2011,
#16
Get awesome band members, get awesome instruments, write awesome song and play awesome gigs!.
Rawr!
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#18
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Everyone's taking this too seriously.


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I'm serious about this.



This is why.
Kodiak bears make awesome bandmates.

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#19
How to be a Rock Star:
1. Move to LA.
2. Meet liked minded musicians
3. Practice
4. Gig
5. Get signed.
6. Overdose on Heroin
7. Write a book about heroin.
#21
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Everyone's taking this too seriously.

Edit: This was a great way to get my profile view up, I should do this more often.

You care about profile views?

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#22
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The first thing you need to do is make sure you only ever play 1 chord, and that chord has to be E, you can try to play D now and then for the ladies to show off if you like though.



Why does it seem like all of your posts are either liberal George Carlin-esque cynical spiels or talking about the awesomeness of the E chord?
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#24
1.) first you're gonna need some good band mates. you need to find people that are serious. you also want people that are reliable and have good street smarts. make sure they are the type of guys that nobody will **** with. i suggest Kodiak bears. they usually know their shit and are good at lugging around gear. these guys take stuff seriously, and they ain't nothing to **** with. you'd **** with the Wu Tang Clan before you **** with a Kodiak bear.

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2.) decide on a genre that you all would like to play. keep in mind that you can choose to be awesome or commercially successful, but rarely both. the thread title indicates that you wish to be awesome. therefore your options prog rock, jazz fusion, sludge/stoner metal, or surf rock. the bears should be cool with any of them.

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3.) next you need to find a place to practice. your parents' basement or garage are decent options. make sure the place is as closed to soundproof as possible. it's gonna get loud in there.

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4.) practice your asses off. rock out in crazy basement jam sessions until you are rock gods.

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5.) play shows. rock the audience harder than they have ever been rocked. do this day in and day out until you are rock stars playing huge stadiums in front of millions of crazy fans.

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#25
Quote by theogonia777
1.) first you're gonna need some good band mates. you need to find people that are serious. you also want people that are reliable and have good street smarts. make sure they are the type of guys that nobody will **** with. i suggest Kodiak bears. they usually know their shit and are good at lugging around gear. these guys take stuff seriously, and they ain't nothing to **** with. you'd **** with the Wu Tang Clan before you **** with a Kodiak bear.

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2.) decide on a genre that you all would like to play. keep in mind that you can choose to be awesome or commercially successful, but rarely both. the thread title indicates that you wish to be awesome. therefore your options prog rock, jazz fusion, sludge/stoner metal, or surf rock. the bears should be cool with any of them.

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3.) next you need to find a place to practice. your parents' basement or garage are decent options. make sure the place is as closed to soundproof as possible. it's gonna get loud in there.

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4.) practice your asses off. rock out in crazy basement jam sessions until you are rock gods.

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5.) play shows. rock the audience harder than they have ever been rocked. do this day in and day out until you are rock stars playing huge stadiums in front of millions of crazy fans.

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#26
Quote by Zoot Allures
Not a day goes by that i don't ask myself the very same thing.


Well E is a nice chord...
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I'm pretty sure the feeling i get when i blow my load on my computer screen is a f*ck of a lot different than when i shoot in on my girlfriend's face.


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PRS SE Custom 24
Epiphone G400
Vox AC15C1
#27
Quote by theogonia777
1.) first you're gonna need some good band mates. you need to find people that are serious. you also want people that are reliable and have good street smarts. make sure they are the type of guys that nobody will **** with. i suggest Kodiak bears. they usually know their shit and are good at lugging around gear. these guys take stuff seriously, and they ain't nothing to **** with. you'd **** with the Wu Tang Clan before you **** with a Kodiak bear.

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2.) decide on a genre that you all would like to play. keep in mind that you can choose to be awesome or commercially successful, but rarely both. the thread title indicates that you wish to be awesome. therefore your options prog rock, jazz fusion, sludge/stoner metal, or surf rock. the bears should be cool with any of them.

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3.) next you need to find a place to practice. your parents' basement or garage are decent options. make sure the place is as closed to soundproof as possible. it's gonna get loud in there.

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4.) practice your asses off. rock out in crazy basement jam sessions until you are rock gods.

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5.) play shows. rock the audience harder than they have ever been rocked. do this day in and day out until you are rock stars playing huge stadiums in front of millions of crazy fans.

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Wow. Amazing.

I'd go see a band with bears.
#28
Quote by theogonia777
1.) first you're gonna need some good band mates. you need to find people that are serious. you also want people that are reliable and have good street smarts. make sure they are the type of guys that nobody will **** with. i suggest Kodiak bears. they usually know their shit and are good at lugging around gear. these guys take stuff seriously, and they ain't nothing to **** with. you'd **** with the Wu Tang Clan before you **** with a Kodiak bear.

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2.) decide on a genre that you all would like to play. keep in mind that you can choose to be awesome or commercially successful, but rarely both. the thread title indicates that you wish to be awesome. therefore your options prog rock, jazz fusion, sludge/stoner metal, or surf rock. the bears should be cool with any of them.

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3.) next you need to find a place to practice. your parents' basement or garage are decent options. make sure the place is as closed to soundproof as possible. it's gonna get loud in there.

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4.) practice your asses off. rock out in crazy basement jam sessions until you are rock gods.

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5.) play shows. rock the audience harder than they have ever been rocked. do this day in and day out until you are rock stars playing huge stadiums in front of millions of crazy fans.

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#32
op, finish school


Srsly. My shitty band plays regularly and we dont have to be homeless and non mainstream. We just lug our shit to local shows and house shows(house shows get the best followings)

and hell, we headlined the whiskey a go go and are playing with the misfits in october.


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#33
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Is this a Kick-Ass reference? I can't tell....


...but yeah, I'm 15 and not in a band, thuogh I'd love to be. I'm not going to run around in a a van though. Finish school, see what lies ahead of you, and then do what you want then. It also then gives you more time to think about this shit more seriously.
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#34
So...... TS decides to tell us what he is going to do and where he is going to go.....

and then asks where he should go and how to start???

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#36
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Just play wat da ppl wanna hear, U gonna get signed like da Constitution.

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