posted on Jul, 24 2015 @ 03:02 AM
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: gortex
That is your opinion.
You aren't Grohl and don't know him personally.
As such I won't just ''believe you'' about money not being a factor.
I made no comment on his musical skills nor his personality.
I also know plenty about the music industry and I also know there are those that know plenty that are suspicious of the official story of
I hate to sound like I'm taking a dump on poor Dave because no mater his motivation, the fact that he's going out on the road with a pretty nasty
fracture is a positive thing that affects not just the fans who have paid good money for tickets and waited to see the show, but just as importantly,
his band and crew who are relying on these dates to make a living. Dave doesn't need the money he's going to make on these dates. He's got enough
money coming in from Nirvana royalties, music licensing and merchandise that he could never work again and still make more money next month than I'm
going to in the foreseeable future. With the current state of the music industry, even if members of the Foo Fighters get any writing credits, they're
not receiving a whole lot in regards to royalty payments. Their primary income is from touring. And, Reagan be damned because this is one example
where it seems to work, the trickle down economics are the sole source of income for their crew. They typically aren't on a salary like band members
are in a situation like this so if they're not on the road, they don't make a living. There are literally dozens of people who depend on these tours
to make their income and in a lot of cases, these people turn down work with other bands based around who is touring( a lot of bands share crews, swap
out crew members back and forth. There was a stage crew member I met on a Sepultura tour in 94 who was a complete douche and it seemed like every 5 or
6 months he would show back up working with a different band for a period of 6 or 7 years), when, where and the salaries involved so if a tour is
cancelled at the last minute these guys are screwed, sometimes for months, until the next cycle begins. Foo Fighters average a little over 700,000 USD
per show right now which is a pretty substantial sum so yes, money is likely a motivator for continuing the tour but for more altruistic reasons than
selfish in my opinion. I've never worked for Foo Fighters and don't know anybody that has so I can't really comment with much specificity but the fact
that I don't know anyone who's worked for them also indicates that they have a high retention rate, little turnover and probably take good care of
their guys. I commend Dave for making sure the financial impact on people in his employee was as negligible as possible.