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Legendary Musician Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf

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鈥淚 mean, I鈥檓 hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I鈥檓 a curiosity."馃檨

Please Eric don't turn into what Chuck Berry was in his later years.

Farting into the mouths of prostitutes you mean? Or setting up pee-cams in women鈥檚 toilets in your restaurant? You will have to be specific

Original Poster2.4k points6 months ago

You just don't understand artists, man!

I am not arguing, it was a very musical fart

525 points6 months agoGilded1

My FUCK

I have been looking for this video for years.

BLESS.

238 points6 months agoGilded1

That's my fart. I counted up all the copies of it I could find, with their view counts, multiplied views by the duration of about a minute, and figured out that humanity as a whole has spent more than 200 years listening to me farting. What a wonderful world we live in.

You are a God among Men.

29 points6 months ago

Some days, I'd find it hard to argue.

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This damn pop music these days...

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258 points6 months ago

"My rectum opus"

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93 points6 months ago

Damn near killed 'em!

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Props to you for making me listen to a video of a dude farting twelve times.

52 points6 months ago

You totally watched the video, then watched it again to count how many times it played the fart. Dude...

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Goodbye Moonmen

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459 points6 months ago

As someone who knows nothing about Chuck Berry: WOT M8?

1.7k points6 months agoGilded1edited 6 months ago

"hey miss you know that sound youve been looking for?

well listen to THIS"

**Edit: wow well this blew up my top rated comment is now about Chuck Berry farting ..thanks for the gold I guess? Lol

I work in a crisis unit in a hospital and I'm barely fucking keeping it together

Hello Jerry S

9 points6 months ago

Hello, Jerry.

Hello Newman.

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I hope more people see this

99 points6 months ago

Yeah, it took 6 steps from discovering some really sad into about a musician to laughing uncontrollably at the idea of that sound starting a musical Revolution, all without losing the context.

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"I can't kiss you. Your face smells like piss."

Lol. What a gentleman. Fuckn scumbag.

I mean...his statement checks out.

23 points6 months ago

I'm a passionate guitarist, been playing since i was a kid and i love chuck's music however i know people that played with him and they told me he was an asshole. Some people are very talented but they are assholes and that hurts when you've been looking up to them

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I can鈥檛 kiss you. Your face smells like piss.

I鈥檓 so glad I got to see this.

I love that he says it with the tone of a parent explaining to a child why they can't have ice cream for breakfast. Like it's something completely obvious and silly but endearing that they innocently would ask.

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This could easily be a Chappelle show skit.

This is hilarious.

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You know, I've clicked a lot of things on reddit, but this...

Seriously, I've clicked on some shit in my life but...I never thought I would watch a video of Chuck Berry literally farting in a women's face.

I love how the editor did a slow mo recap after the incident too.

I loved the closed captioning. Frrrrrt

26 points6 months ago

It's from Efukt. He has a certain.... style.

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Really sets the tone for 2018, huh?

Seems to be F major

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431 points6 months ago

"Give my ass a little kiss" FFRT

Thats the funniest shit Ive ever seen in my god damn life.

90 points6 months ago

"Did I fart in your face? ... I like to do that!" LOL

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48 points6 months ago

I didn't expect to be here, but fuck I'm glad I am 馃槀

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Maybe the best fucking thing I鈥檝e ever seen

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148 points6 months ago

A very common quote at the guitar repair shop where I work is 鈥淪mell my fart bitch鈥, and now you know why!

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37 points6 months ago

I always lose it at the ass flossing to Johnny B Goode

I laughed so hard at the way that chick just jerks her head back when he blasts ass. Glorious, thanks for the link

Ah Lahk to do that.

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Honestly I鈥檝e heard about this for ages but that鈥檚 the first time seeing it. The farting and pissing aren鈥檛 that big of a deal. The secret toilet filming on the other hand is a big no no

The one time im expecting the Peyton Manning face i get this.

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29 points6 months ago

That's not Chuck. It's his cousin, Marvin.

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71 points6 months ago

Not even going to mention the pissing in the girl's mouth? Go Johnny Go! But seriously, that was pretty horrific. Never heard of any such thing about Chuck Berry til now.

No, Johnny! No! No!

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Wow, today I learned.

Knowledge is power, friend. Use it responsibly.

And France is bacon, never forget it.

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She was probably thinking to herself 鈥淥kay, he wants me to kiss his asshole.. I know where this is going, a rimjob isn鈥檛 so bad鈥

And then FRRT!

Ah the joy this gave me.

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He was farting into the mouths of >prostitutes and setting up pee-cams >in women鈥檚 toilets in your restaurant

This is the explanation I've gained in reading other Redditers comments. Hope it helps.

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That Chuck Berry sex tape should get an Oscar for best comedy. With such timeless lines as: "I ain't gonna kiss you, you smell like pee!" (which she did because he just peed on her) and "eat my farts!"

Hooker tries to pull Chuck Berry in for kiss.
CB- "I can't kiss you, your face smells like piss."
Hooker- "... I know."
CB- "Clean yourself up. Take a shower."

43 points6 months ago

I referenced this video a number of months ago. I think it's still my most upvoted post. It never fails to lift everyone's spirits.

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I reckon it was an innocent mistake. I think Chuck asked the chef to order pecans and the chef misheard it as pee cam.

I should so be a lawyer.

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I live about 5 minutes from the location where the pee-cams were setup.

Or if you prefer: A single bathroom trip's distance

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Can you expand on this? What was Chuck Berry in his later years?

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91 points6 months ago

Thank you for an honest answer. I doubt Clapton would ever retire to a small club like that but I know what you mean. A local bar new me has old guitar player come out that was apparently a well-known great guitar player but honestly instead of it being cool that they let this guy come out and play it鈥檚 mostly just embarrassing, in a way that makes me feel bad for him.

It was very similar with BB King. I got to see one of his last shows at a casino in Mississippi and they basically wheeled him out in a wheel chair and there wasn't even that much music (especially since another one of his old friends surprised him and they wheeled this other guy on stage and they basically just talked for 20 minutes)

I felt mad at his handlers for using him like this

85 points6 months ago

One of espns first 30 for 30s was a documentary from Muhammad Ali鈥檚 last fight. He was definitley already badly brain damaged and couldn鈥檛 stand on one foot or touch his nose but there was so many people making money off him that they were fine turning a blind eye to his problems for their paycheck.

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Better to burn out than to fade away...

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I saw him a couple times, probably 5 years ago he did one of those shows, played roll over beethoven, then something else, then looked a bit confused and said "who wants to hear roll over beethoven!" everybody cringed and clapped politely

12 points6 months ago

Was he just senile?

7 points6 months ago

Probably, unfortunately

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I saw Chuck Berry play at Blue Hill in like 2009. I've heard stories about him forgetting the words to his songs, but this was a pretty good show. He also had his son and daughter in the band, so they carried a lot of the show for him.

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At first I was like well that Chuck Berry guitar tone is still kind of coming through, but as it went on it got pretty all over the place.

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245 points6 months ago

He was farting into the mouths of prostitutes and setting up pee-cams in women鈥檚 toilets in your restaurant

684 points6 months ago

Man, tinnitus is more serious than I thought.

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"Later years"

Except that shit happened 30 years before Chuck passed away last year, so I guess It's his "later years" in that he was no longer young but he lived another three decades after that and by all accounts was a remorseful and good man after that, repenting for his mistakes he made at the height of his addictions. Not excusing his behavior, but it's ironic to see people shitting on Chuck for his behavior 30 years ago when Clapton was spouting racist shit at concerts and in the press about how Britain needed to be a whites only nation around the same time period. And I love Clapton, but he's got plenty of skeletons in his closet as well.

46 points6 months ago

I don't think anyone is even really mocking Chuck Berry so much as poking fun at him for having such a polar character trait. A lot of famous musicians throughout the years have been fortunate enough to live a life through closed doors, when the stuff comes out that sounds too good to be true it really gets around.

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it鈥檚 your cousin, MARVIN, MARVIN BERRY

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My father has hearing loss but I speak to him on the phone. It was long during a visit to his house one day... I had no idea he even had the hearing aids in until it was pointed out by my stepmom. Even though it is a terrible thing to lose one's natural hearing, I feel it's certainly not the end. There are many hearing aids developed, and even those that do not require the ear drum at all. He is likely referring to life as a musician that can play but not so well socialize. Spoken as a musician, generally all a musician needs to hear in order to play is the first chord to know you're in tune, and then the count of the beat from there... I doubt his music will suffer. It's likely he's worried less about his career and more about talking to his friends. If I was there for him I'd say, I'll call you Eric and you'll hear me, just wait. Beethoven would bite down on a metal bar connected to his piano when he went deaf. It's not the end.

Pete Townsend has a form of tinnitus not unlike Eric鈥檚, and he鈥檚 been going for years. Maybe it鈥檚 just some wishful thinking since I鈥檝e never gotten to see either of them, and I really don鈥檛 want them to join David Bowie, The White Stripes and many other wonderful artists and bands on my list of bands that I never got to see for various reasons. Maybe I鈥檓 too selfish.

60 points6 months ago

Not to rub it in, but The White Stripes are one of those bands that I was so grateful to see live. When they hung it up, I literally thought to myself "damn glad I didn't miss that one too".

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38 points6 months ago

Townsend's problem was caused by Keith Moon putting a quadruple charge into the toy cannon in his bass drum. Pete was expecting a little "bang" and instead got "BOOOOM!!!!"

1:46 mark.

Ah yes, the infamous Smothers Brothers performance, I know it well. Apparently Keith paid the roadies to look the other way when he stuffed the bass drum with explosives. He was definitely something.

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185 points6 months ago

Musician with hearing loss here. They do make hearing aids for us, but they're expensive (doubtless not a problem for Clapton, a major problem in the US since health insurance doesn't cover hearing aids of almost any variety). Their effectiveness depends on where in the frequency range the hearing-loss is, and of course the severity. At Clapton's age, the majority of his guitar playing will be muscle-memory, it will actually be his singing that will start to fail as the most obvious result first.

159 points6 months ago

Also, modern shows should never be that loud on stage that they cause hearing loss. I say this as a gigging musician. The loudest instruments on stage are the Drums. Guitars are just loud enough out of the amp that you can get feedback. Bass doesn't even need stage volume. Stage mix should be piped in through noise canceling In Ear Monitors. Basically, mid song, you should be able to have a conversation on stage.

Even if a band can't afford IEMs, pro rated earplugs are dirt cheap and work fantastically.

Basically, if you are in a band now, save your hearing and get some nice earplugs or IEMs. Don't become a Clapton or a Townsend. You have the choice, they didn't.

77 points6 months agoedited 6 months ago

Can't emphasize good earplugs enough, even as a spectator. I've got pretty mild tinnitus from going to shows and from band practice/gigs. Luckily I had the sense to take care of the issue before it got out of hand and so the ringing is almost entirely unheard until I get to bed. I couldn't imagine it being worse and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Protect those ears, they are for life.

edit: spelling

How did you take care of it...asking for a friend?

I would also like to know more about what precautions you took to avoid more damage to your ears??

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I just spoke with a guy who grew up in the 60s with his dad playing with Grateful Dead sometimes. He says the same thing, that Clapton lucked out for so long anyways, not even counting hearing aids

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104 points6 months ago

Bob Dylan's arthritis has really shown for about 15 years. He still tours nonstop (mostly if not all on piano) but you know you're seeing someone who can no longer do what they once did. As a consumer, there is an aspect to it that feels exploitative.

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As a consumer, there is an aspect to it that feels exploitative.

I wouldn't feel that way. It's their identity. Bob Dylan is the one who tells Bob Dylan to tour 200 days a year.

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2.6k points6 months ago

Herbie Hancock needs hearing aids, its a sad thing for a musician

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It makes a lot of sense though. I've been in a band for 3 years and play probably 50-60 shows, as well as going to probably 100 shows/concerts in my life and my hearing is pretty shitty. Older professional musicians have been to hundreds. I just recently starting wearing ear plugs cause that shit isn't a joke. I say "what?" 20 times a day

Please wear your plugs at every gig. I worked full time for 15 years as a musician and lost the high end range in my right ear. (I was positioned stage left so the band was on my right) While not deaf, I can't focus on sounds in noisy situations and it's impossible to create a good audio mix. I occasionally wore plugs. Do it every time.

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And rehearsals!! It was life changing when I came to the full realization that 1) I could hear better with earplugs and 2) I didn't have an audio hangover the next day. So now every rehearsal, every gif, every concert... earplugs.

Edit: gigs, but that's funny so it stays!

613 points6 months agoedited 6 months ago

Definitely wear them during gifs, the sound of silence can be deafening.

Edit: holy shit i dont know what to say. Reddit silver and all. Whoa.

80 points6 months ago

Hello, darkness, my old friend ...

18 points6 months ago

I've come to make you deaf again.

11 points6 months ago

because a low note softly creeping

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And rehearsals!! It was life changing when I came to the full realization that 1) I could hear better with earplugs

I'm 32 and just starting to wear plugs to concerts - it's amazing how much better the show sounds with the plugs. Even the crowd noise between bands hurts my ears. I pop in those babies and think to myself "ahhhhh" so glad my ears don't hurt right now.

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every gif

I must be deaf already. Gifs are silent to me!

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While not deaf, I can't focus on sounds in noisy situations

Wow. This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone else like this. Oddly, I've been this way my whole life. My hearing is technically good, as in I can hear all those beeps they do at an audiologist, but I do have trouble distinguishing someone talking in a noisy room.

13 points6 months ago

I also have this. Problem is that it doesn't show up during regular hearing checks, as those are single tones in an otherwise silent environment. Google sensorineural deafness, and be prepared to find every symptom applies to you.

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Original Poster781 points6 months ago

Eazy E had aids. Didn't turn out well.

88 points6 months ago

fucking christ

Fucking hoes was the problem.

OP with the zinger!

Is this r/funny ?

With that sense of humor, sure seems like it.

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1.9k points6 months ago

Thats horrible. My heart goes out to him and to Phil Collins who had to stop making music for health issues and MASSIVE hearing loss as well.. as a musician, i'd rather have lost my legs.....

Don't forget Brian Johnson of AC/DC, had to quit singing or risk losing his hearing.

240 points6 months ago

Yea, I think because he refused to use earplugs in a race car though.

149 points6 months ago

He refused to use in ear monitors. Their concerts get like 115dB. 20 years, That鈥檒l do it.

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Brian forgot them one time. One race. Boom. Done.

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At 70...

I'm honestly surprised any 70 year old could get up on stage and still hear well enough to not only stay in tune, but on beat. Let alone after nearly 37 years with AC/DC.

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200 points6 months ago

yeah it sucks ass. hopefully we can get this stem cell stuff figured out soon.

152 points6 months ago

As a HoH person who鈥檚 been following stem cell research since 2007; I don鈥檛 think it鈥檒l happen. If it does, the price will be astronomical and insurance definitely won鈥檛 cover it.

I have a feeling Clapton has some money

186 points6 months ago

Did he steal that from George Harrison too?

141 points6 months ago

gentle guitar weeping

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Hey Jude, your stepdad's deaf. Make a sad song and make it screech like tinnitus.

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44 points6 months ago

I just want health insurance to start covering my hearing aids. Shit's expensive, yo.

Yeah they're ridiculously expensive. Much more than I would have imagined. Some scammy hearing aid company sold my dad their latest greatest for $14k. My mom flipped out, she checked the contract and they had a 24hr grace period to cancel it, which they did.

She sent my dad to the ENT doc who irrigated his ears and got decades of built up wax out. He had been using q-tips incorrectly for a long time. He worked in the motorsports industry for about 40 years so he does have some hearing loss, but he definitely didn't need hearing aids, let along some for $14k.

19 points6 months ago

$14k is...that's next-level ridiculous. My last set (Oticon Aria II's, with some pretty cool bells & whistles) were over $5k "retail". Through the state rehab blahblah they were $4500 for the pair. It really depends on what caused the hearing loss and what type it is, but run-of-the-mill hearing aids can usually be had for about $1800/pair. Decades of impacted wax...he's lucky he didn't get an infection behind that, it could very well have killed him without anyone realizing what happened.

LPT: Never go to a "hearing aid seller"; go to an audiologist at an occupational-therapy facility or your local hospital (you'll usually get a reference from your GP/family doctor). Health insurance in my experience will pay for audiograms and consults all day long; they just won't pay for the hardware the audiogram says you need. Yay healthcare industry.

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You can be like Dick Dale who can't stand for more than 10 minutes at a time but still has to tour to pay for his health care

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Apparently Cream was so loud that Clapton and Ginger Baker once stopped playing mid song and Jack Bruce didn't even notice.

Clapton has talked about his noise induced hearing loss for years. At 70 years old I'm guessing age related hearing loss is just compounding the problem.

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675 points6 months ago

Reading the headline I instinctively reached to turn the volume down to what I was listening to. Protect your ears as much as you can!

63 points6 months ago

Here's a trick: turn the volume down slowly. Like one notch at a time. Give your ears a chance to adjust to the new volume before lowering it more. I'm always surprised how low I can go this way before I start straining to hear.

Our brains interpret louder=better, so when we lower the volume a lot at once, it's less... better.

(Obviously talking about moderate volumes. Don't ever listen at painfully loud levels! Get out of the danger zone ASAP and then go slow.)

11 points6 months ago

Not a bad Idea! I forget I have music loud sometimes so it's hard to gauge without paying attention. I'll keep this in mind.

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What?

266 points6 months ago

he said 鈥淩EADING THE HEADLINE I INSTINCTIVELY REACHED TO TURN THE VOLUME DOWN TO WHAT I WAS LISTENING TO.鈥 that is all.

"FEEDING THE BEDTIMES I IN SINK DEADLY BEACHED TO TURN THE VACUUM ROUND TO WHAT I WAS CHRISTENING TO!?" WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN!?

21 points6 months ago

Whaaaaat?

34 points6 months ago

READING THE HEADLINE I INSTINCTIVELY REACHED TO TURN THE VOLUME DOWN TO WHAT I WAS LISTENING TO

Oh right thanks

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To add on, earplugs at concerts are perfectly okay. I feel like some people look at those with plugs and scoff. Regardless of age, plugs are fine and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

As someone who goes to a lot of Post Rock concerts I don't care what people think. Earplugs for life.

Just imagine what it's like shredding on a guitar while amps and speakers blast right next to your face

I genuinely thought I'd ruined my hearing forever after being too close to the amps at an Architects gig. Normally after those kinds of gigs my hearing would be shot for an hour or two but it just wasn't coming back from this. Constant screaming tinnitus. The closest thing I can compare it to is a car alarm.

Fortunately it did go away after about a week, but my tinnitus is still much worse than it ever used to be. Ear plugs are a must for me now.

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After my first the opening band of my first small venue show where I was 10 feet from the stage I realized I should've brought earplugs. I couldn't hear for the rest of the night or the next day (though it was worth it for that show at the time). After another small venue show (though this one not as loud) I finally got some cheap ear plugs. Brought them to a small venue show and it was incredible. I heard the band fine and didn't have to shout to hear myself the next day. I actually thought the audience for that show was completely dead until I took the plugs out as the band was waving goodbye and suddenly the audience was like a fucking ocean of sound. You'll still hear the show with earplugs, the quality will actually be better, so pleasee do wear them, especially if you're front row or in a small venue

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Very sad. Hope he keeps playing for many years. One of the best guitarist and songwriters ever.

He was my favorite musician growing up. Slowly, over the years I've heard stories about what a terrible person he can be.

405 points6 months agoedited 6 months ago

eh frank lloyd wright was supposed to be a god awful prick. doesn't mean his buildings aren't tight as fuck.

What did he do?

He treated his colleagues like garbage, and illegally worked under the table during his time at Louis Sullivan鈥檚 firm. He broke up the marriages of three women, treated his first wife horribly, abandoned his family to run off with a mistress who abandoned hers.

Thank you

I was worried that this was going to be a video of Frank Lloyd Wright farting on women.

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40 points6 months ago

I actually visited there as a part of a school field trip. Inside of the house is just as beautiful.

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Some of the most fucking terrible stories. Like, betrayal of best friends over women, the drugs, negligence, the list goes on. Kind of over separating Eric from the music written.

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244 points6 months ago

That is probably the most tragic fate for a musician that I can think of. Musicians just don't play music, they love music too. To have a passion ripped from you is to have a part of your soul destroyed.

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As far as 'tragic musician fates' go, read about Jason Becker and feel depressed for the rest of the evening.

Regarded as one of the most talented guitarists ever, he wrote and performed a groundbreaking shred album Perpetual Burn (Example track: Altitudes) in 1988 at the age of 19, was diagnosed with ALS a year later, and by 1991 was unable to tour with his current band as he didn't have the strength in his hands. Shortly after he couldn't play guitar at all, and lost his ability to speak in 1996. He still composes, but has to communicate using his eyes as he can't move any other part of his body.

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Used to work for him. The guy genuinely loves music. Would listen to some honestly bizarre stuff. But because it was relevant to location and era, would always have the iPod cued up with what he wanted when he wanted to just chill and listen, guitar always in hand too. It's his passion through and through. Always curious to learn more. It is an honest shame.

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I鈥檓 a huge music nerd who is still grieving losing half of my hearing to brain surgery almost a year ago. The only feeling I can relate it to would be my dad鈥檚 death.

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Cranked JTM100s will do that...

135 points6 months ago

That and not using hearing protection.

The time to start using ear pro is before damage occurs. It wasn't such an issue back then.

I worked 40+years in mining and other industrial areas. My hearing is shot to hell.

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35 points6 months ago

A 10W tube amp at half volume will do that. People really underestimate how little noise it takes to really damage your hearing, especially if you're playing like that daily.

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334 points6 months ago

Pete Townshend has lost most of his hearing, still getting it done.

Well it didn't stop my boy Beethoven to keep pumping out one banger after another.

152 points6 months ago

Don't think I didn't see that first comment where you said Mozart

Got em

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He's been deaf in one ear since Keith Moon put dynamite in his drum set and blew it up during a show without telling anyone

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Hearing loss/damage is why daft punk no longer tours.

Original Poster100 points6 months ago

Daft is deaf?

140 points6 months ago

Thomas Bangalter had pretty severe tinnitus for a while, though I'd heard he'd more or less recovered, so not entirely convinced that's the primary reason.

138 points6 months ago

You don鈥檛 recover from tinnitus.

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There's not usually a quick fix for tinnitus, but it will often improve gradually over time.

- NHS Article

Recovered may not mean cured. Also, some tinnitus, especially caused by loud noises, is temporary.

That actually really really relieved one of my biggest fears. Not like I'm not worried about tinnitus now, but I thought it was totally permanent.

12 points6 months ago

Depends. I've been suffering from Tinnitus for close to two years straight now. In quite a few cases it's temporary, but chances are if it's lasted for more than a month and it's not going away, it's permanent.

You don't recover from long term tinnitus full stop. But after a point, it does become much easier to live with.

The day i realized my tinnitus no longer causes me anxiety was one of the happiest days of my life :)

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I had noticeable tinnitus for half a year after seeing Dinosaur Jr. Eventually I noticed I didn鈥檛 notice it anymore.

That said, my mom has suffered from tinnitus and hearing loss in one ear for years and though over the years it improved for her a little bit, there is a point where you just aren鈥檛 coming back to where you were before anymore.

I鈥檝e cut back on earbud usage when I can and wear plugs/headphones for playing drums and guitar cause I don鈥檛 want to deal with that all my life.

Kids, protect your ears. You鈥檒l never get back the hearing you have in your youth. Don鈥檛 speed up your the process.

51 points6 months ago

I disagree. My has lessened significantly since I first had it. I believe it's possible to get rid of it completely over time

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PSA: Remember that your hearing doesn't really recover. The receptors you kill when you enjoy insanely loud concerts or constantly max your headphones will never fix themselves.

Dave Grohl for instance isn't even 50 and almost deaf. In an interview I read he said that this is just a byproduct of rock'n'roll and he had no regrets, which is fucking stupid, because good earplugs preserve the sound of music while protecting you from the loudness and cost close to nothing.

Grohl is still a badass tbh. I mean, going deaf over not using earplugs is dumb and all, but he's still a badass.

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208 points6 months agoedited 6 months ago

So wear ear plugs during concerts everybody.

Don't loose your hearing because you want to party.

Edit: leaving it.

Seriously, people. I lost a significant amount of my hearing standing around at my ex-husband's shows, listening to shitty bands. That's the part that pisses me off the most. If it were good music, I might be less annoyed.

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30 points6 months ago

Never go to loud clubs cause it's bad for your ears

Your friends will all be sorry when they can't hear

I go

I just wear ear plugs. Still have fun and my hearing is perfectly clear when I walk out. I don't understand why more people don't use ear plugs

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739 points6 months ago

That's depressing. That's horrible irony I feel terrible.

Robot devil kind of shit

383 points6 months ago

This feels like the wrong thread to point this out, but this is not ironic.

171 points6 months ago

You can鈥檛 just have your characters announce how they feel.

That makes me feel angry!

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The use of words expressing something other than their lit-e-ral inTENTion! Now, that IS iiiiiiroooony

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33 points6 months ago

It not ironic, same thing is happening to Phill Collins and plenty of old musician. Some of these guys have done on average 200+ shows a year for the past 50 years. It's mostly a occupational hazard.

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Beethoven wrote the 9th while deaf. Talent finds a way.

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God damnit I came here to be sad about Eric and all i got was Chuck Berry farting in hookers mouths. Another Friday on Reddit I guess.

2 girls 1 chuck

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47 points6 months ago

I remember him already mentioning that nearly a decade ago. He might be starting to forget things too

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Comment deleted6 months ago(7 children)

Cochlaine? Eh? No?

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24 points6 months ago

Earplugs. Earplugs. Earplugs.

They are so important for musicians/producers.. carry a pair with you wherever you go, you never know when you'll need them.

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37 points6 months ago

He said this much in his autobiography that was released 10 years ago. I don't understand why this is a revelation. He never liked IEMs because they weren't "natural". I think this is more his humility in coping with the effects of age on his playing abilities.

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Reminds me of when Metallica started warning people against hearing loss a few years ago. I heard them talking about it on Howard Stern. It鈥檚 sad, musicians need to better protect themselves somehow.

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