Aside from Eric and Tommy, have any scabs ever flat-out copied somebody else's look?

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Aside from Eric and Tommy, have any scabs ever flat-out copied somebody else's look?

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I think Ian Astbury playing the role of "Jim Morrison" comes closest.

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KI$$ has had many scabs. After the original 4, only VV has been a nonscab
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Probably wasn't intentional on his part, but maybe WAS intentional on the part of the band, but Ritchie Faulkner in Priest did look like a young ready to go K.K.

Dang, beat me to it.
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WentEast wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:02 am Probably wasn't intentional on his part, but maybe WAS intentional on the part of the band, but Ritchie Faulkner in Priest did look like a young ready to go K.K.
I dont think he played Flying Vs before he joined, either.
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Early on, Zakk did look a lot like Randy. And Gilby kinda had a Izzy vibe, but that's more a stretch.
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Anyone who was a replacement player in the Ramones.
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kytepunches wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:11 am Anyone who was a replacement player in the Ramones.
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kytepunches wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:11 am Anyone who was a replacement player in the Ramones.
There were only two original Ramones that were replaced. None looked like 5'6" DeeDee and none looked like Tommy. I mean I guess if wearing jeans and leather coats is a look a like, you may have a point
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Mister Freeze wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 7:48 am I think Ian Astbury playing the role of "Jim Morrison" comes closest.

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Unintentional, ian never played the role of jim morrison, he only paid tribute to him in his performances by bringing his lyrics back to life. I saw the doors of the 21st century/riders on the storm about 5 times with ian, they were very special shows. He did a fantastic job
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Patton could sing anything that those other singers have ever sang. But none of them could sing Patton's catalog.
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Nikki Sixx is copying John 5’s look recently
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TheCULTofMANSON wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:30 am Unintentional, ian never played the role of jim morrison, he only paid tribute to him in his performances by bringing his lyrics back to life. I saw the doors of the 21st century/riders on the storm about 5 times with ian, they were very special shows. He did a fantastic job

I'm sure live he did whatever Ian Astbury does. Grab the mic, shake the maracas, bang the tambourine. But somebody definitely said, "Let's give him a Jim Morrison haircut." It's not coincidence.
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When Johnny Solinger joined Skid Row he had a Scott Stapp kinda look.

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Within a few years they had him in the blonde wig, and the cowboy hat and sunglasses to sort of obscure the fact that it wasn't Sebastian onstage.

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I have some friends that swear up and down they saw Skid Row with Bach at the Oklahoma State Fair in the early 2000s.... so, mission accomplished. :lol:
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In that scab Steppenwolf band that Steve Riley played for, the lead singer looked nothing like John Kay, but the guitarist tried to look like him. He dressed in black and wore a cape. He had a black shag haircut and a mustache.
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FreddyFender wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:44 am When Johnny Solinger joined Skid Row he was going for a Scott-Stapp kinda look.

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More noteworthy - Snake Sabo in the background.

"'80 rockers with '90s haircuts" would be a good thread.
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TheCULTofMANSON wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:30 am
Unintentional,
Fanboi, pleeze.

Ian never had Jim hair before or since. He only had Jim hair when he was in the Doors
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Elwood Francis is almost all caught up in the beard department!

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TheCULTofMANSON wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:33 am Nikki Sixx is copying John 5’s look recently
He's wearing his bass like a necklace?
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Maybe a little obscure for Metal Sludge - and I need to preface that the guy is doing an absolutely killer job and 99.9% of fans are thrilled - but Fear Factory’s new signer Milo is pretty blatantly aping Burton C. Bell’s look. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s admitted that it’s intentional.

Either way, he sounds great and the fans are happy so that’s what matters.
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HueyRamone wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 9:05 am
TheCULTofMANSON wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:30 am
Unintentional,
Fanboi, pleeze.

Ian never had Jim hair before or since. He only had Jim hair when he was in the Doors
Just a coincidence
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The Keyboard dude in Night Ranger is made to look just Allan Fitzgerald. Which is odd because no one actually knows who the fuck Allan Fitgerald is.
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TheCULTofMANSON wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:30 am
Mister Freeze wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 7:48 am I think Ian Astbury playing the role of "Jim Morrison" comes closest.

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Unintentional, ian never played the role of jim morrison, he only paid tribute to him in his performances by bringing his lyrics back to life. I saw the doors of the 21st century/riders on the storm about 5 times with ian, they were very special shows. He did a fantastic job
Not entirely correct. Saw The Cult open for Metallica on the "...And Justice" tour and Ian was so into trying to be Jim we were all laughing about it. He was even wearing the hat with the skull and crossbones on it and that was in fucking 1989.
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ALMOSTsaved wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 2:57 pm
TheCULTofMANSON wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:30 am
Mister Freeze wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 7:48 am I think Ian Astbury playing the role of "Jim Morrison" comes closest.

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Unintentional, ian never played the role of jim morrison, he only paid tribute to him in his performances by bringing his lyrics back to life. I saw the doors of the 21st century/riders on the storm about 5 times with ian, they were very special shows. He did a fantastic job
Not entirely correct. Saw The Cult open for Metallica on the "...And Justice" tour and Ian was so into trying to be Jim we were all laughing about it. He was even wearing the hat with the skull and crossbones on it and that was in fucking 1989.
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Jeff Gutt copping Scott Weiland’s whole vibe in STP.
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AlexVonHaig wrote: Sat Nov 04, 2023 8:00 am KI$$ has had many scabs. After the original 4, only VV has been a nonscab
That’s a load of shit. Eric Carr was his own guy. Mark was his own guy. Spruce was his own guy. Eric was his own guy 92-95.
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Josh Klinghoffer sure had John Frusciante’s look down when he was in the Chili Peppers.
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