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Tony Harnell quits TNT...again.


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From FB:

 

Hey friends,
This was an amazing year for me and for all the TNT fans who were lucky enough to be at the concerts. Many of the shows were the best TNT shows ever in my opinion.
Sadly it's not possible for me to continue with the band. I won't bore you with all the details...it's nothing mind blowing and it's certainly nothing new and it's also best to respect the privacy of the band and keep our issues between us. At least that's my goal.
What I can tell you all is that I tried very hard once again to make it work for the long haul. I had really high hopes that it would last this time and that we would continue for years to come but it is a very volatile little machine. It's a really great band with a wonderful catalog of music and I'm proud of all the work we've done and all we've accomplished over the years. I love our crew and appreciate all their hard work and dedication. I wish the other guys in the band well in life and in all their future endeavors.
To the wonderful TNT fans...I know you feel deep disappointment right now and truly, so do I...more than you could ever know. My heart is broken, again, but I have no regrets about the past year and I'm really happy I could have such a wonderful final tour with the band for you guys. To all those who's cities we didn't reach, I apologize. It wasn't for lack of desire on my part to get to you this time.
Onward and upward! Love you all! TH
P.S. This is my statement, I won't elaborate:)

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As Glen said, who really gives 2 shits. I know It won't be altering my life in any way, shape or form ;)

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I was over it the first time he left. I like TNT, so it does suck but oh well life goes on.

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Yeah, I care. One of the best bands ever and the thought of new music was great. Sounds like more bullshit drama with no consideration of the fans.

 

Agreed. This really sucks. I wanted "My Religion II". :crying:

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The band's response via FB:

 

12 hrs ·

Happy new year everybody! We hereby want to thank you, and everybody on & off stage for a great 2014 - celebrating 25 anniversary of the Intuition album and releasing the Anniversary album with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

Despite a great 2014 here was never any firm plans for TNT in 2015. The band & crew have worked hard since The Big Bang release in 2003. More than 10 years - actually longer than the first period in the the 80s!

TNT have always suffered challenging logistics. We envy band & crew who live in the same city Traveling and being away from home can be hard for everybody. Especially for those who have to travel the longest and be the longest time away from their dear ones.

The only firm 2015 plans so far is that Ronni will continue promoting his recent solo album and will be gigging with Rypdal/Tekrø. Diesel will be doing some gigs with Tindrum featuring Kee Marcello.

The TNT heart have NOT stopped beating.
Concider it possible that TNT will rise again - sooner or later - in one way or another form.

The band are open for suggestions and comments - and for sure we will be in touch with YOU !

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Massively overrated band sorry.

 

My Religion is a masterpiece.

Yeah, I don't understand that comment. If you don't like them that's fine but overrated? Great vocals and talented musicians...

 

Sounds like there was a piss fight and everyone quit. I'm not interested in another incarnation of the band.

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Diesel will be doing some gigs with Tindrum featuring Kee Marcello.

 

Did anybody know about this? Who's fronting this band?

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Massively overrated band sorry.

My Religion is a masterpiece.

Yeah, I don't understand that comment. If you don't like them that's fine but overrated? Great vocals and talented musicians...

Sounds like there was a piss fight and everyone quit. I'm not interested in another incarnation of the band.

To each their own. Most of their songs are pretty average and believe me ive tried.

 

Plus his vocals are just plain annoying.

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Diesel will be doing some gigs with Tindrum featuring Kee Marcello.

 

Did anybody know about this? Who's fronting this band?

 

 

That stood out for me too.

 

I appreciate LeTekro's optimism, but he must, MUST realise there is no TNT without Harnell. It's sad but true. Just call it done and finish it. I understand his heart is in the right place, wanting to keep the band alive, but it's a dead horse without Harnell and there is no more massive proof than the albums released under the TNT banner without Harnell. Few would dispute that the albums post-Harnell have done the TNT brand name infinite amounts of harm, and it needs to stop.

 

As for this being good or bad news, I'll be honest and admit I'd forgotten Harnell was back with the band, as bands touring Europe mean nothing to me. Until I hear news about a new album, or a tour of Australia, I'm not really interested, so I had long forgotten he was back with the band, hence this news not really having any impact on me at all.

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Massively overrated band sorry.

My Religion is a masterpiece.

Yeah, I don't understand that comment. If you don't like them that's fine but overrated? Great vocals and talented musicians...

Sounds like there was a piss fight and everyone quit. I'm not interested in another incarnation of the band.

To each their own. Most of their songs are pretty average and believe me ive tried.

 

Plus his vocals are just plain annoying.

 

 

I think I must agree on the overrated thing...Realized Fantasies was my favorite and the 2 previous were okay but I could easily put their 'best of' on a single cd....to each their own I guess...

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on an EP ;-)

 

Rubbish. Not even you believe that. I feel like you've used these very pages to speak favourably of the great 'My Religion' album?

 

Anyway, I'm a realist and although I love this band until the anus meets the tip of the vagina, even I can admit - because it's plain as day - that they do have a lot of fillers in their catalogue. I don't think you could have an artist like Letekro in your band without fillers popping up, to be honest.

 

But jeezus wept, if you weed out the fillers, there are KILLER songs all throughout their entire discography. And if you want pretty complete discs, 'Tell no tales,' 'Realized Fantasies,' 'Firefly,' 'Transistor,' 'My Religion' and 'All the way to the sun' ALL have convincing killer>filler ratios. Actually, even 'Intuition,' which does have a handful of their best ever songs, isn't overall bad either.

 

Yeah, I guess I can understand not adoring this band, but painting a picture that they only have 5 good songs in their discography is just plain wrong. A 17 track best of I can cater to, but it would be one fucker of an amazing compilation.

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on an EP ;-)

 

Rubbish. Not even you believe that. I feel like you've used these very pages to speak favourably of the great 'My Religion' album?

 

Anyway, I'm a realist and although I love this band until the anus meets the tip of the vagina, even I can admit - because it's plain as day - that they do have a lot of fillers in their catalogue. I don't think you could have an artist like Letekro in your band without fillers popping up, to be honest.

 

But jeezus wept, if you weed out the fillers, there are KILLER songs all throughout their entire discography. And if you want pretty complete discs, 'Tell no tales,' 'Realized Fantasies,' 'Firefly,' 'Transistor,' 'My Religion' and 'All the way to the sun' ALL have convincing killer>filler ratios. Actually, even 'Intuition,' which does have a handful of their best ever songs, isn't overall bad either.

 

Yeah, I guess I can understand not adoring this band, but painting a picture that they only have 5 good songs in their discography is just plain wrong. A 17 track best of I can cater to, but it would be one fucker of an amazing compilation.

 

I could do an EP of their fillers maybe...not sure if it would be an EP though...maybe a single :)

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When I actually get a chance to re-visit their albums (on Spotify of course....I dont own any of them), I'll post some more thoughts.

 

I just remember earlier last year there was a real buzz around TNT playing the final fling at Firefest so I went on Spotify and you tube and checked out loads of songs. Most of them were just completely average and these were songs which had been played live so must have been some of their highlights.

 

'10,000 lovers' was a great song but I couldnt find many with a hook like that.

 

Perhaps you guys could list your top 15 songs??

 

I remember thinking that I preferred the sound and songs on the debut Starbreaker album to any TNT album.

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oh you don't own any TNT ?

 

TNT has many great songs Glen, go check out, for me personally 2 great albums that you should own are Tell No Tales and Intuition, but their comeback in 2004 with 'My Religion' is also a monster, the rest are spread between killers and fillers. You can also just simply buy 'Till Next Time : The Best of' which was released in 1996

 

my fave songs are :

 

Tell No Tales (1987)

 

10.000 Lovers

As Far As The Eyes Can See

Listen To Your Heart

Tell No Tales

 

Intuition (1989)

 

Tonight I'm Falling

End of The Line

Intuition

Learn To Love

Take Me Down (Fallen Angel)

 

My Religion (2004)

 

Lonely Nights

You'll Be There

Live Today

Everybody's Got A Secret

 

and from the rest of their albums

 

Break The Ice (1984)

Deadly Metal (1984)

Lionheart (1992)

Rain (1992)

U.S.A (1984)

 

i kinda forget the rest, need to relisten again but definitely just avoid The Tony Mills era (New Territory and Atlantis), it sucks big time :D

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Essential TNT:

 

(Tell No Tales)

1. 10,000 lovers in one

2. As far as the eye can see

3. Child's Play

4. Listen to your heart

5. Northern Lights

 

(Intuition)

6. Tonight I'm falling

7. Intuition

8. Take me down (Fallen angel)

 

(Realized Fantasies)

9. Downhill racer

10. Hard to say goodbye

11. Lionheart

 

(Firefly)

12. Tripping

13. Daisy Jane

14. Month of Sundays

15. Sunless star

16. Soldier of the light

 

(Transistor)

17. Just like God

18. Wide awake

19. No such thing

20. Crashing down

21. Fantasia Espanola

22. Because I love you

23. Moustrap

24. Under my pillow

 

(My Religion)

25. She needs me

26. Lonely nights

27. Perfectly

28. You'll be there

29. Live today

30. Everything U R

 

(All the way to the sun)

31. Too Late

32. Driving

33. Sometimes

34. The letter

35. Save your love

 

I might actually listen to and rate the discography this week for some fun, so that's completely off the top of my head, but they're the essentials. Plenty more good songs, but they're the best of the best.

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