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he looks and acts more and more like David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap every time i see him. emoticon
To be fair he's a good guitarist and did well with Thin Lizzy during Phils last tour, and then with Whitesnake for a wee while ,but he does come across as a complete prat.I didn't like Blue Murder much and really don't care what hes up to
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My understanding is he still lives on the royalties, he certainly doesn't live off his other work.



Source?
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Yes, NM and JS probably do have legitimate gripes about the way they were dumped from WS by DC at the time. But for Sykes to be that bitter 30 years on sounds a bit OTT to me. He clearly must have benefited significantly in financial terms from the success of the 1987 album and it was this which led to Geffen giving him a deal for Blue Murder. So, all in all, I think his short time in WS set him up rather well for a promising future- which he's failed to live up to.
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My understanding is he still lives on the royalties, he certainly doesn't live off his other work.



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It’s kind of obvious from the relaxed approach he’s taken to out put since leaving Snake service, especially in the last 10 years. Probably other background issues too.
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Yes, NM and JS probably do have legitimate gripes about the way they were dumped from WS by DC at the time. But for Sykes to be that bitter 30 years on sounds a bit OTT to me. He clearly must have benefited significantly in financial terms from the success of the 1987 album and it was this which led to Geffen giving him a deal for Blue Murder. So, all in all, I think his short time in WS set him up rather well for a promising future- which he's failed to live up to.



Mickey's still pretty bitter...
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Why not bring it up now? Its the only thing a lot of people who know Sykes are curious about about with Sykes. Its his biggest success. It's 30 years since the album and it is a new magazine wanting to sell copies. He answered the questions asked. DC has talked and talked and talked about the past and Sykes in particular. Which JS refers to. So I've no problem with him speaking how he feels. Where I/we agree or disagree on what he says, well I guess it doesnt really matter.

DC was (at times) a !@#$ boss to some folks. Being a good boss isn't about always being liked of course. And he is not always dealing with 'great employees'. But DC's man management skills have been exposed a fair bit!

I had a dreadful boss (who actually was a real bully and egomaniac!) many years ago. Maybe DC was not that bad, but Sykes and Moody and others clearly had issues. And I've no problem in them talking about it & not feeling the need to blow smoke up DC's backside. They (Sykes, Murray, Dunbar) even had to engage lawyers to get paid for 1987, an album that DC said cleared his £3m debt in three months. Not a way to be fondly remembered.


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I like John Sykes - he gave WS a much needed kick in the ass and put some balls into the music. Some of those early ws albums lack [sign in to see URL] like Live in Heart of City because the band and its members played well and with [sign in to see URL] studio albums were sonically weak for me. IP and JL sound like session players on the [sign in to see URL] ones I like are Ready and Willing (though some of it sounds dated) and Come an Get it.
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I like John Sykes - he gave WS a much needed kick in the ass and put some balls into the music. Some of those early ws albums lack [sign in to see URL] like Live in Heart of City because the band and its members played well and with [sign in to see URL] studio albums were sonically weak for me. IP and JL sound like session players on the [sign in to see URL] ones I like are Ready and Willing (though some of it sounds dated) and Come an Get it.



Cant say I agree, although I agree production on early WS is variable. For me R&R is timeless blues rock, unlike 1987 which is of its era. Can't deny the success though.

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Here's the story of a rock journalist and his (very) personal attitude on David:

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Here's the story of a rock journalist and his (very) personal attitude on David:

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That's a great article. Would love to have been at that Whitesnake rehearsal!!!
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