Fantasy All-Star Rock Band, Day 6: Pick Your Favorite Songwriter!

cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
edited January 2009 in History of Rock
Welcome to Day 6, Band 1 of the Fantasy All-Star Rock Band Challenge!

Congratulations to KEITH EMERSON,, one-third of prog-gods Emerson, Lake and Palmer, who becomes the Keyboardist of the first Fantasy All-Star Rock Band!


Now it's time to pick a SONGWRITER for the band! This one's a bit different, in that you can (again) choose an already existing member of the band, assuming they're known as a songwriter or lyricist as well as their other duties. Or, feel free to borrow the pen of one of your favorite writers for external music & lyrics!


Day 1: Vocalist: Frank Zappa
Day 2: Guitarist: John Petrucci
Day 3: Drummer: Neil Peart
Day 4: Bass Player: John Entwistle
Day 5: Keyboardist: Keith Emerson
Day 6: Songwriter(s): ???
Day 7: Select a name for the band!

For further rules and formatting, go here:

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116814

So to begin: select your favorite SONGWRITER -- male or female, any genre, from the 1950s on to present -- for the band!

Good luck, and happy voting! (Voting closes at 11 PM EST tomorrow)

Comments

  • SuperRocker47SuperRocker47 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 1
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Shouldn't we be choosing someone who isn't already in the band? It just takes away votes from other worthy people who couldve been in the band, and it gives the band more variety.
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited January 2009
    supernova1324;1874890 said:
    Shouldn't we be choosing someone who isn't already in the band? It just takes away votes from other worthy people who couldve been in the band, and it gives the band more variety.
    As I've said, bands really don't use outside songwriters. Besides, Zappa's the best, anyways and would be wasted as only a vocalist.
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 1
    Dave Mustaine: 1
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 1
    Dave Mustaine: 1
    Donovan: 1

    Let's make this as interesting as possible.
  • Meatwad555Meatwad555 Merch-Table
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 1
    Dave Mustaine: 2
    Donovan: 1
  • citric_bulletscitric_bullets Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 1
    Dave Mustaine: 2
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
  • SevinWoohooSevinWoohoo Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 1
    Dave Mustaine: 3
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 2
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 2
    Dave Mustaine: 3
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1

    I'm voting strictly for lyrics. I thought we had discussed going with multiple members for music/lyrics purposes? If so my vote goes to Peart for lyrics and Zappa for music. If not, oh well.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 3
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 2
    Dave Mustaine: 3
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Great music writer IMO then Peart for lyrics :)
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 3
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 2
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 3
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 2
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
  • AtarpeniaAtarpenia Unsigned
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 4
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 2
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
  • SquaretrianglesSquaretriangles Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Frank Zappa: 4
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 3
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1

    Neil Peart just for the lyrics! I don't think he's ever written any music though....perhaps this should be split into songwriter/lyricist categories?
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 4
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 3
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 4
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 3
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 4
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 4
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1

    (I would throw Stuart Murdoch's name in there, but that wouldn't work at all :p)
  • franticfishfranticfish Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 5
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 4
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1

    Wow, Neil Peart. I never liked his songwriting, especially 'Trees' *shivers*
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited January 2009
    franticfish;1876734 said:

    Wow, Neil Peart. I never liked his songwriting, especially 'Trees' *shivers*
    That is OK, I am not much of a Zappa fan...
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 5
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 5
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1

    Would have pick Bob Dylan or John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but they have no chance. I don't want Zappa to win, so I voted Peart.
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 5
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 6
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited January 2009
    I don't care for Rush in the least bit. Zappa on the other hand is just awesome.

    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 6
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 6
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
  • amoresoeamoresoe Banned
    edited January 2009
    David Bowie: 1
    Frank Zappa: 6
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Neil Peart: 6
    Dave Mustaine: 5
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Neil Peart: 6
    Frank Zappa: 5
    Dave Mustaine: 4
    David Bowie: 1
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
    Sam Beam: 1

    He wouldn't mesh well with the band at all, but I also don't really care for any of the three that'll win.
  • Ben-JamminBen-Jammin Banned
    edited January 2009
    I love people who alphabetize these lists, but totally screw up the numbers.

    Neil Peart: 6
    Frank Zappa: 6
    Dave Mustaine: 6
    David Bowie: 1
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
    Sam Beam: 1
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited January 2009
    Neil Peart: 6
    Frank Zappa: 7
    Dave Mustaine: 6
    David Bowie: 1
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
    Sam Beam: 1


    Not my favorite, but Graham Nash wouldn't win. ;)
  • SteelersFreak1SteelersFreak1 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Neil Peart: 7
    Frank Zappa: 7
    Dave Mustaine: 6
    David Bowie: 1
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 1
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
    Sam Beam: 1
  • ClassicRockFanatic23ClassicRockFanatic23 Rising Star
    edited January 2009
    Neil Peart: 7
    Frank Zappa: 7
    Dave Mustaine: 6
    David Bowie: 1
    Daron Malakian: 1
    Donovan: 1
    Pete Townshend: 2
    Jim Steinman: 1
    Kelly Shaefer:1
    Sam Beam: 1
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited January 2009
    I Can Has Tiebreaker?
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Since we're using the community setlist formula:

    In the event of a tie, my vote switches to Peart. In the event of a tie that Peart's not involved in, my vote switches to Zappa.
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