The news has been circulating for a while now, but for those that are unaware, Mickey Finn has left Jetboy. Based on online reports, Mickey was unwilling to go forward with the European tour that Jetboy is currently on, "discussions" were had between Mickey and the other founding members, Fernie Rod and Billy Rowe, which ultimately led to Mickey quitting the band and Jetboy making the decision to carry on with the tour with a replacement singer, D.K. Revelle (formerly of Beggars Ball).
This news was shocking and disappointing to me. Jetboy never achieved the level of commercial success that I always thought they were capable of, but I do admire how they continued to move forward as a band, even though the demand for new music from them was not great.
The first time I saw Jetboy, I was 16 years old (I'm 35 now), when they were a support act on the Vixen "Rev It Up" tour, along with the Electric Boys. This is one of my favorite concerts from my youth, as it was just an amazing show by all three bands. The next time I saw Jetboy was this past summer at M3, and I was front and center when they took the stage around noon. Almost 20 years later, and the band was still amazing. The classic songs sounded great, and the new material was fresh and they seemed to be getting a great crowd response (from those that were there early).
To be honest, I am not sure how to take the news of the new singer. I watched the YouTube videos of the band with the new singer, and while he sounds alright, he just is not Mickey. I think - if Jetboy came nearby - I would still go see the show, but I think this is a move that is ultimately going to drive many of the remaining fans away. This is a band that I am pulling for, but just do not see this working out well for the band. Am I way off base or do you all agree?
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