Hey Lewis cancels tour due to hearing loss

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  1. Papanate

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    Oh please - you put yourself on a pretty high horse there bucky.

    The reality is most 'Rockers' can't sing like they did when they were young.
    You really think Kiss is out there singing it all? ZZ Top? You really think Mick
    Jagger sounds like what you hear on You Tube? It's not happening....Stars are
    not genetic miracles - there are no exceptions - none. 65+ is tough on these
    peoples voices and bodies. Most who buy tickets want their stars to be above
    aging - and are willing to suspend disbelief to have a good time.

    Combine that with Movie Stars who rarely if ever do the stunts you see them
    doing on screen - no one cares. With Musicians - I don't care a bit. Then again
    I only see musicians in their prime - I'm not a nostalgic type of guy - as such I don't
    go to shows where people are hitting well over 60. Honestly it kind of angers me
    that you are so narrow banded when it comes to reality.
     
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  2. Killed_by_Death

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    There must be some Tom Cruise vocalists who can still pull it off.
     
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  3. wire-n-wood

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    Yes, and a privilege denied to many.
     
  4. Big'Uns

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    I know right? Say what you will about the guy's marbles upstairs, he's a freak as an actor. I mean that in a good way.
     
  5. chirills

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    You went to see him and he played music, where's the debacle? Sounds like a bunch of people who don't like live music :-(
     
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    SOP = standard operating procedure.

    (Took my five minutes of research.)
     
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  7. Killed_by_Death

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    Remember that time "Hey Lewis" was on the King of Queens?

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  8. bob-i

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    That sucks, terrible condition.

    As for the voice, trust me, it’s a fragile instrument with no way to replace it once it wears out. Where it’s great to hear our aging rockers perform, we need to have some understanding that they’re not going to sound like they did at 25. Just imagine what it would be like to see your favorite sports figure at 70? Michael Jordan running down the court at half speed, Mario Lemioux shooting the puck at 30 MPH. We all age, better than the alternative.
     
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  9. Pedal Dan

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    Jessica Simpson was done by 24..,

    Female vocalists are a lot like athletes...

    Not many make it past 30.
     
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    surprised to see Ryan Adams on that list of performers diagnosed with menieres.
     
  11. tribalfusion

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    I have seen Joe Lynn Turner and Glenn Hughes (just to name 2 guys) in the past year absolutely destroy on vocals, on tunes which have technical requirements far beyond what is required to sing a Huey Lewis tune, a Stones tune or a Kiss tune. If you take good care and work on your technique, you will age FAR differently than if you don't.

    I doubt many people here like Michael Bolton but he is 65 and he can technically still sing his ass off just to name another. Gino Vannelli can do the same. I can name other guys if you like as well.

    Obviously age takes a toll but if you are right at the limit of your ability and range, it will be far more obvious than if you have reserves and actually care.
     
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    Lots of "what have you done for us lately?" in this crowd.
    Short memories of all the good stuff.
    Typical.
     
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    Not true at all. In fact a lot of opera singers started as instrumentalists and study voice relatively late, far later than other instruments.

    Singers who abuse their body and have bad technique however can go at any time.
     
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    Our long national nightmare has finally come to an end.
     
  15. Pedal Dan

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    Like I said... many don’t, for whatever reason.
     
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    Meniere's disease is really just an umbrella diagnosis for a cluster of various symptoms. They aren't really sure how related any of them are or what causes them. I was diagnosed in 2008, treated with dyazide for a few years, and then it just went away on its own. I wouldn't go cutting any nerves too soon.
     
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  17. tribalfusion

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    The singers you have in mind aren't really singers who care about their voices. People are often just growing into their voices in 'serious' music in their early 30s.

    You said not many make it past 30 but that's not true. Most singers who study their voice like an instrument are just getting started then.
     
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    Led Zeppelin's last show was an example of someone not able to hit the high notes. Some songs were tuned down so low that they just didn't sound right at all and he was fudging on the high notes as well. Robert was wise in his choice not to continue on as Zeppelin. They have a great legacy and thankfully it's still intact.

    Some guys, I don't know how but they are old and crispy and still have their pipes. Sammy Hagar for one and Phil Keaggy for another.... among others I'm sure.
     
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