[Deep Freeze] Saturday, August 08, 2009 3:21:01 PM
Well, it would seem that the Band members have very little to say about that part. I would think the "politics" of management and "favors" due would have a lot to do with it. I mean, people in the music industry "call in" favors or ask other managers to give a shot to this band or that band and the BEST way to get exposure is to hook up with a well-known act. All conjecture, of course, but I should think it was clearly NOT Rob's idea or anyone within Priest. Someone "higher up" probably owed a favor.... [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by J.D. DIAMOND from Saturday, August 08, 2009 3:04:29 PM)
J.D. DIAMOND wrote:
Yeah your probably right Freeze.....but I wish Rob and management were to skip bands like "Popevil" and give the big chance to some other young upcoming "METAL" band.
Maybe Rob dosn't have control over that,but whoever does should give the heavy metal bands a chance to open up for Priest instead of a pop rock band like Whitesnake
and a alternitave tunnel hat band like "Popevil". LOL! But yes....I wish the opening bands were all heavy metal bands. Black metal shows have "black metal bands" or at
least "real" death metal bands.....or black thrash bands ..ect..they all are "metal" and look "metal"........so why can't the heavy metal scene cater to heavy metal bands?
Deep Freeze wrote:
Looking AND sounding like an old lady??!?!? HAAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!! Oh MAN!! Too funny.
Coverdale reminds me of a Robert Plant clone. Of course, he is as OLD as Plant and all of this is likely by design. As for Popevil and all the whys and whatnots, I cannot say. I do recall in interview recently with Rob where he said that opening acts are part of Priest's way of helping out newer acts...He said it is "part of what we do" and that all major acts should give back in this way. Perhaps that is why they are on the bill?