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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWalsh View Post
    to me it seems like a lot of work too to get the backing vocals tracks, loops possible auto tune and everything! Didnít he complain about the inability to play freer in the Eagles, and now he has everything cookie cutter with tracks and all. It just doesnít make sense except the ol chip on his shoulder thing. And I agree it isnít helping anything. Itís a musical disservice and doesnít boost his cred. It weakens it, in my opinion. He shines without all that stuff.
    I think the way it works with Don is that each song is governed by a click track (based on the fact that every song seems to have the same tempo from performance to performance). I think the click track itself only plays through the in-ear monitors of Don and the band, but also is the foundation of the backing tracks, which are audible to the audience. The vocal/instrumental tracks seem to be layered under the click track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebagels View Post
    I agree with what has been said, but I doubt it would really cut into Don's budget to hire a vocalist/rhythm guitarist. He probably makes money on his shows based on the ticket prices, and he's apparently worth $60 million anyway. Also in 2008/2009, he had an additional percussionist and his daughter doing backing vocals. This does appear to be largely about his ego, but unfortunately imo he's not serving the music when he uses prerecorded vocal tracks, banjo tracks, etc. I am quite surprised that his audience seems to be fooled based on the standing ovations he gets at every show.
    Hiring extra personnel is more expensive than you might think. It's more than just a salary. You have to budget for their accommodations on the road. It's why Lindsey Buckingham shrunk his touring band down, and he's hardly hurting for cash. Such decisions often depend less on the amount of money the artist currently has in the bank, and depend more on how they affect the tour's profit margin. The fact that he no longer has that additional percussionist, and his daughter on tour with him, implies such economizing (BTW, I daresay Felder is a wealthy man, but those sites that proclaim they can give you a dollar amount as to how much celebrities are worth are pretty much hooey - he could have less, he could have more.)

    Admittedly, I'm just speculating, but comparable artists have stated that it's a consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by chaim
    As a person who has suggested several times that he's lip syncing (based on words heard but not sung, identical phrasings in several performances and clearly a "tape" being out-of-sync once), I'm not saying he has always done that. I don't think he has. I don't remember the dates of the performances I have referred to, but I think they have been from the last few years. So it's possible that it's an age thing. The autotune, however, seems to have been there for years.
    Back when I first saw him live in 2009, I heard those little vocal hiccups that proved he wasn't lip syncing. I very much enjoyed the performance, though.

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    Hope we can hear the original demo of HC soon. Don talks about having it on his laptop in this interview.
    https://youtu.be/qDeoCZw_LE0

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebagels View Post
    Hope we can hear the original demo of HC soon. Don talks about having it on his laptop in this interview.
    https://youtu.be/qDeoCZw_LE0
    He probably played it, but for some bizarre reason it was edited out. Can't be a legal thing, because surely he owns the rights to his own demo?

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    Iíd love to hear it myself. What a piece of history.

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    Don and Slash Namm 2020

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