[HOT ROCKIN' METAL GODDESS] Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:38:03 AM
I think you are right about KK. I think he wanted to do the farewell tour and end it there. But then they wanted to make another album and he thought, they are just going to keep on going so I may as well just stop now. Something along those lines anyway. As far as what I said about it being SONY's idea for this stupid compilation album - I have no idea just how much input a band has in stuff like that. Do they get a vote at all, do they have to approve it before SONY can do it? Ultimately though, you have to admit their management has screwed them royally for years, but that is still the bands fault for not kicking them to the curb like they should have years ago. JP just seems to be willing to go along with whatever anyone tells them to do instead of being proactive and taking control (as much as they can) of their careers. It's just fucking sad....
This band is done. It's all descended into a joke. Honestly, the reality is this band are a joke now. Just a bunch of over the hill rip off merchants. I can't believe people on this site bag Maiden and stick up for these guys who haven't done anything decent since 1990. Yeah I'm sure the band have nothing to do with this, it's all management, Yeah right. I reckon KK left because he'd had a gutsful of this kind of shit. I think the real story is that they agreed to do a farewell tour and end it, the others welched and said "We want to do another shitty album and flog this dead horse some more" and he said "In that case I'm leaving because I don't want to see the band I started degenerate into a farce". Which it has.
And despite what everyone on this site seems to think, Rob has lost it. He just sounds screechy and irritating now.