[You Don't Know What It's Like!] Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:32:16 PM
I remember reading something once, along the lines that if a band signs a record deal, say for 9 albums etc, in order for either the record label or the band to run this contract down faster (perhaps if things aren't going quite as well as one or both parties had hoped) then live albums, double albums & compilations can be a good way to get to the end of said contract.
Perhaps, that's what we are seeing here now, with the release of "Nostradamus", "A Touch Of Evil - Live", "British Steel - 30th Anniversary", "Single Cuts Box-set" & now "The Chosen Few".
Not sure how many albums that would knock off the contract, but quite a few I'd imagine.
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.