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k so im just wonderin......if tom delonge/billie joe armstrong are such bad guitarists, why are they famous?
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because the masses are asses.
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13 year old girls and mtv. but both are obsessed with rap and emo now.
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Because they were on the freakin radio every hour of every second
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They make simple, catchy music accessible to the mainstream.
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Which of those bands is emo???!!! Or rap???


haha yea?
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#12
because guitar skill =/= record sales
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You don't need to be an amazing guitarist to make good music..
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Which of those bands is emo???!!! Or rap???

im not saying green day or blink 182 were emo or rap, im saying thats what's cool now. i think both bands kinda fizzled out, and rap and emo are taking they're place.
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Which of those bands is emo???!!! Or rap???


he means both mtv and 13 year old girls are into rap and emo now, not those bands
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and also...when people are tearin up billie joe and tom delonge....im just wonderin.....how come theyre famou and you arnt?
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#18
They're sellouts. They're top 40 popular, so their names get around.
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and also...when people are tearin up billie joe and tom delonge....im just wonderin.....how come theyre famou and you arnt?

Because the majority of people like crap like that...
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Because the majority of people like crap like that...


clearly not that crappy if theyre so famous.....
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clearly not that crappy if theyre so famous.....

They ARE crappy, it's just lots of people don't know any better because all they're exposed to is catchy, annoying stuff...argh.
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clearly not that crappy if theyre so famous.....


Popularity doesn't make you a good guitarist.

They're just good songsmiths. They make 2 minute and 30 second ear candy.
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They ARE crappy, it's just lots of people don't know any better because all they're exposed to is catchy, annoying stuff...argh.


you mean annoying in your opinion.

ps i dont liek it much either. haha
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#24
Uhm, because Delonge writes great songs?
Armstrong is famous because of Green Day and the former care free way.

They're nowhere near the greatest guitarists.
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and also...when people are tearin up billie joe and tom delonge....im just wonderin.....how come theyre famou and you arnt?

You called them bad yourself. So, apparantly(sp?) it's for the same reason you aren't.
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You called them bad yourself. So, apparantly(sp?) it's for the same reason you aren't.


i dont enjoy their music, theyre still good tho.
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k so im just wonderin......if tom delonge/billie joe armstrong are such bad guitarists, why are they famous?



Who said they were bad? Simplicity is a style of music, just like The Misfits, The Ramones, and The Sex Pistols between many others were great by playing 3 or four chords. Being simple doesn't make you bad.
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I know like wtf Eminem has NO guitar skills so how the fuck does he sell records?!?
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I know like wtf Eminem has NO guitar skills so how the fuck does he sell records?!?



Because his music isn't guitar-oriented.
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Because his music isn't guitar-oriented.

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#35
cause the masses are stupid enough to give into their cost-effective bull****...
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Popularity doesn't make you a good guitarist.

They're just good songsmiths. They make 2 minute and 30 second ear candy.

exactly, they pretty much play bubble gum. i mean how many technical pop songs have you heard?
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#37
Crappy thread full of crappy opinions.

They're not bad guitarists, I'm willing to bet they are better than you. Just because they write songs using power chords doesn't mean it's all they know. You are an idiot.

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#38
They're popular because they are in popular bands. That's a really stupid question. As if a person can only be famous if they're a good guitarist. Also, they aren't necessarily crappy guitarists, they just write simple songs. Billie Joe Armstrong also has some pretty not-bad bluesy solos on Green Day's first 2 albums. I don't know about Tom Delonge.
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k so im just wonderin......if tom delonge/billie joe armstrong are such bad guitarists, why are they famous?

billie joe armstrong is not a bad guitarist. he simply lacks the ability (or the willingness to show the ability) to do fancy-schmancy things that guitar gods like John Petrucci and Dimebag and Van Halen do.

he's an unimpressive guitarist, but a composing genius. he puts together music that is catchy and people like.
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For the record, they're not bad guitarists. Especially Delonge. C'mon dude.
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