Tunes: Guitarist Joe Bonamassa at the Plaza Theatre

There are 35 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Tunes: Guitarist Joe Bonamassa at the Plaza Theatre. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

Had blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa made records in the 1960s, '70s or '80s, he'd probably be considered a superstar by now.

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Big Deal

Cortland, NY

#1 Feb 25, 2011
Wish I had a nickel everytime I read one of these "rave reviews" aboiut this noname. All the articles you read about him repeat the same exact old stories. "If he was born 40 years ago!" or "In 1980 BB king said...". If this guy is so great why isn't he on any radio stations with #1 hits? Oh yes I forgot the blues if for the over 60 crowd lol!

An italian kid from NY selling out to become the greatest blesman behind about 150 oithers. Sounds like a cheesy movie. O wait it was!
Les Paul

New York, NY

#2 Feb 25, 2011
Jealous much, loser?
What a clueless fck u r

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 25, 2011
Big Deal wrote:
... If this guy is so great why isn't he on any radio stations with #1 hits?
Do you even know how radio works, you stubborn, relentless, braindead, mainstream idiot? I can almost imagine what your iPod looks like. Nothing but Lady Gaga and Kanye and Usher. Is that what you like? Frankly, I never listen to the radio - and if a band that I like starts getting radio play, that's a big wake-up call for me to move on. You should seek therapy. I've read dozens of your posts and they're always the same. For Gods sake learn to let go. You appear to be incredibly stupid, insanely jealous and fixated all at the same time. I think you're actually a closet homo who just wants to suck Joe's dick.(And no - I'm not his family or his friend and I personally don't like his music)
Art Nicoteras Ghost

Newark, NJ

#4 Feb 25, 2011
Let's face it, he's no looker like Johnny Lange or Kenny Wade Shepherd. How many acts are massive based more on their looks than talent. That jaw of his scares small animals and children.
Come on

AOL

#5 Feb 25, 2011
The kid played with BB King , Clapton and Ted Nugent . Gibson desiged a guitar for him . What other artist from here can say that
Gee String

Utica, NY

#6 Feb 25, 2011
Big Deal wrote:
Wish I had a nickel everytime I read one of these "rave reviews" aboiut this noname. All the articles you read about him repeat the same exact old stories. "If he was born 40 years ago!" or "In 1980 BB king said...". If this guy is so great why isn't he on any radio stations with #1 hits? Oh yes I forgot the blues if for the over 60 crowd lol!
An italian kid from NY selling out to become the greatest blesman behind about 150 oithers. Sounds like a cheesy movie. O wait it was!
Envy has made you stupid, or, maybe just enhanced what was already there.
qualified

Rome, NY

#7 Mar 1, 2011
Well those nickles added up from those rave reviews. He is a multi millionaire. Jackass. He left all u nay sayers fron utica in the dust. Lets see no #1 hits but 7 #1 Billboard charting cds. He is the #1 Rated Overall Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine. What have u done besides sat in your bedroom wishing u had that kind of success.
Spectre

Cortland, NY

#8 Mar 1, 2011
Come on wrote:
The kid played with BB King , Clapton and Ted Nugent . Gibson desiged a guitar for him . What other artist from here can say that
Plenty of no name talent have guitars made from Gibson. Gibson will sell you "YOUR" own guitar you choose from their catalogs and call yourself famous is how it works. Many instrument companies do this now to fool people like you it's called a "vanity line" in the business. Also, I have a friend who plays with Ted Nugent and has been in his instructional DVDs for years. Clapton is easy he does walk-on blues fests how do you think Joe ended up there on stage with 20 other unknowns? Also, the music industry is run ona "you're only as good as your last hit record" basis. And that leaves Joe....? Ok so he stood in the same building with "Eric Clapton" but has he ever played with Geoff Beck? Satriani? KWS? What has he done THIS DECADE? That's what counts not what coat tails and laurels cn he ride around for years having his easily impressed fans talk about? See how bad this looks? That's how the festivals are you should keep your estimation of Joe's fame rooted on the ground where his name recognition and gross income is. These utica desperates wear it on their sleeves don't they? I wonder if he even uses an Ace Frehley pick wowzooo!

As I have said before call us when Joe is on Leno or Letterman, has ANY airplay hit above a #50 or sold a million of anything other than dreams to his "billions of rabid fans".

How big is your Wikipedia page now Joey? Anywhere near the size of your enormous head? It tells you all you need to know when a noname like this has a Wikipedia page two times the size of Stevie Ray Vaughn's or Axl Rose!

If only his checkbook or his actual measurable accomplishments in dollars were as big as his online ego. He doesn't even take home 100k I know.
Spectre

Cortland, NY

#9 Mar 1, 2011
qualified wrote:
Well those nickles added up from those rave reviews. He is a multi millionaire. Jackass. He left all u nay sayers fron utica in the dust. Lets see no #1 hits but 7 #1 Billboard charting cds. He is the #1 Rated Overall Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine. What have u done besides sat in your bedroom wishing u had that kind of success.
A millionaire according to who? Someone from Utica? If he's such a millionaire why does he rent a bus and a truck? His total portfolio sales are under 2 million for his career and he makes maybe 300-500 an appearance tops. I can prove this where is your proof that Joe pulled a million ever? That's not anywhere a liquid million. You really should educate yourselves about your idols. Listen to what you people hold dear!

"He has a million dollars" wrong.
"He played with somebody" Oh well that's them what's Joe actually done himself is the bottom line here. That you even have to point to such things shows how transparent the motivation behind it.

"#1 Rated Overall Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine" That's like "Sears Employee of the Month" and again really thin. This month's best "according to Guitar Player Magazine" (Not Guitar) is Jeff Beck. So what?

All these "accomplishments" pale in comparison to real nationally known, nationally shown and current artists. The real Ted Nugents, Steve Vais and KWS of the real industry and world class entertainment tours smoke smokin Joe's accomplishments by magnitudes of 10 to 100. Good luck to Joe it would be a different story if he wrote a soundtrack that sold a few REAL million and got him recognized and gave him a REAL million and maybe we would hear him on every RB sample in the air. But where it stands now is an average player with a huge hot air balloon sized ego, a kitchen-sink resume and a classic case of Lead Guitarist Syndrome.

Oh and his fans. I'll let them speak for themselves now.

Take it away and "rock out!!!" guys!
GOOD LORD STFU

Flushing, NY

#10 Mar 1, 2011
Spectre wrote:
<quoted text>Plenty of no name talent have guitars made from Gibson. Gibson will sell you "YOUR" own guitar you choose from their catalogs and call yourself famous is how it works. Many instrument companies do this now to fool people like you it's called a "vanity line" in the business. Also, I have a friend who plays with Ted Nugent and has been in his instructional DVDs for years. Clapton is easy he does walk-on blues fests how do you think Joe ended up there on stage with 20 other unknowns? Also, the music industry is run ona "you're only as good as your last hit record" basis. And that leaves Joe....? Ok so he stood in the same building with "Eric Clapton" but has he ever played with Geoff Beck? Satriani? KWS? What has he done THIS DECADE? That's what counts not what coat tails and laurels cn he ride around for years having his easily impressed fans talk about? See how bad this looks? That's how the festivals are you should keep your estimation of Joe's fame rooted on the ground where his name recognition and gross income is. These utica desperates wear it on their sleeves don't they? I wonder if he even uses an Ace Frehley pick wowzooo!
As I have said before call us when Joe is on Leno or Letterman, has ANY airplay hit above a #50 or sold a million of anything other than dreams to his "billions of rabid fans".
How big is your Wikipedia page now Joey? Anywhere near the size of your enormous head? It tells you all you need to know when a noname like this has a Wikipedia page two times the size of Stevie Ray Vaughn's or Axl Rose!
If only his checkbook or his actual measurable accomplishments in dollars were as big as his online ego. He doesn't even take home 100k I know.
Why are you so fkng obsessed with Joe not being famous? Why can't you stop saying the same sh/t over and over and taking too long to say it? Jesus, GET SOME HELP PLEASE, you're out of your freakin' mind!!
black charlie

Saranac Lake, NY

#11 Mar 1, 2011
i seen this fool once and once was 2 many
Jessie

Rome, NY

#12 Mar 1, 2011
GOOD LORD STFU wrote:
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Why are you so fkng obsessed with Joe not being famous? Why can't you stop saying the same sh/t over and over and taking too long to say it? Jesus, GET SOME HELP PLEASE, you're out of your freakin' mind!!
No its dead on true and funny!! There is an article online where bonemassa crys because hes never been mentioned on tv or rolling stone. He says he wants it that way lol! Great marketing! PS Clapton peaked with creme and had spotty work in the 80s he and BB king are totally overrated as players they are more notable for their influence. Hes over 40 doesn't sing well and has never had a song on a mainstream chart. Oh yeah he's the greatest!
OMG

Flushing, NY

#13 Mar 2, 2011
Jessie wrote:
<quoted text>No its dead on true and funny!! There is an article online where bonemassa crys because hes never been mentioned on tv or rolling stone. He says he wants it that way lol! Great marketing! PS Clapton peaked with creme and had spotty work in the 80s he and BB king are totally overrated as players they are more notable for their influence. Hes over 40 doesn't sing well and has never had a song on a mainstream chart. Oh yeah he's the greatest!
So what? Who cares. Apparently no one but you - and you care WAY too much. Why do you keep starting theses threads "Jessie" just so you can respond to yourself. You have a sickness. Get help and GET A LIFE.
Liar

Flushing, NY

#14 Mar 2, 2011
black charlie wrote:
i seen this fool once and once was 2 many
No you haven't. You post too much crap. Go away.
Jessie

Rome, NY

#15 Mar 2, 2011
OMG wrote:
<quoted text>
So what? Who cares. Apparently no one but you - and you care WAY too much. Why do you keep starting theses threads "Jessie" just so you can respond to yourself. You have a sickness. Get help and GET A LIFE.
No sickness would be ranting and blaming a topic post started by an auto new aggregate site on some poster on topics. That would be pretty sick. Also just as crazy is saying all these people are the same person. I don't need a life someone needs to get thicker skin if can't handle people telling them umm no this guy is a nobody. End of story please rant somewhere where your craytalk makes sense and someone cares. The subject was the guitarist not pretending anyone who dissents is all a secret conspiracy from one person. It's called popular opinion not YOUR opinion rules or you have a tantrum. Calm down and go listen to radio or satellite where you won't be hearing any Joe.
Liar

Flushing, NY

#16 Mar 2, 2011
Jessie wrote:
<quoted text>No sickness would be ranting and blaming a topic post started by an auto new aggregate site on some poster on topics. That would be pretty sick. Also just as crazy is saying all these people are the same person. I don't need a life someone needs to get thicker skin if can't handle people telling them umm no this guy is a nobody. End of story please rant somewhere where your craytalk makes sense and someone cares. The subject was the guitarist not pretending anyone who dissents is all a secret conspiracy from one person. It's called popular opinion not YOUR opinion rules or you have a tantrum. Calm down and go listen to radio or satellite where you won't be hearing any Joe.
1) I don't like or care about Joe.

2) Your're obviously not the same poster because you're borderline illiterate.

Just sayin'
Wow

Flushing, NY

#17 Mar 2, 2011
Does Ted Nugent even still perform? Great comparison, ace.
qualified

Rome, NY

#19 Mar 4, 2011
Hey Dont Forget to watch Joe live from Royal Albert Hall Sold Out in London on Monday at 10:20 pm. That would be national TV. Jackass. Jessie what do u do for a living besides masturbate. Too bad u dont have a nickle for everytime u do cuz u wouldnt have to shop or work at Big Apple Music. U would be rich. haha
Jessie

Rome, NY

#20 Mar 4, 2011
No jackass "WPNY" isn't "National TV" it is central NY but I'm sure you'll keep believing that. See what I mean about overembellishing things? Nobody but his 3 boyfriends in the area care about what wpny is showing. Make sure mommy videotapes Joey at his peak.

Call us when he's on VH1 or MTV.
Cookhouse

Sag Harbor, NY

#21 Mar 4, 2011
I've seen many greats over the last 35 years and this kid has a bright future if I was gonna turn somebody on to an up and coming artist I'd pay to see this kid. He sold out on the Island but I might still go. His booking agent will keep him busy! Good Luck Joe!

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