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PostSubject: Are they rich?   Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:04 pm

Some people seem to think that the boys are rich, now that they are famous. Well, as Brian explains in the new Kerrang magazine (5 June 2010 - #1315):

Recently Brian completed his tax returns [...] and in doing so happened upon a moment of satisfying clarity. "I looked at the figure [on the page] and realised that I was now earning as much from the band as if I was working on the roof of a house at the level of a skilled carpenter," he says. "So if I got hired at my level of construction - as a craftsman basically - you would get the exact same amount as I earn now. Realising that I felt a huge sense of achievement."

So, if you've already managed to get hold of a recent bit of top craftsmanship by Brian and the boys, but haven't paid for it yet, ...

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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:21 pm

that is awesome.
must be a good feeling.
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:25 pm

Johnny99 wrote:
that is awesome.
must be a good feeling.

They've all made a point in the past of saying how thrilled they simply were to finally be in a full time band. It's good to know that there are still 'rock stars' with a sense of proportion.

[edit: I've just realised that was my 1,000th post. Not the most memorable, but then I did says something about a sense of proportion. I'm sure glad to be part of this great place.]

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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:18 pm

I met them... they aren't rich. I think I make more than them and I ain't rich either. The bigger the band gets the more people they have to support as well be it tour managers, account managers, merch people, designers, bus drivers, label people, etc... Steve Albini had a great article about this a few years back basically saying the band gets like 16˘ for every dollar brought in.
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:22 pm

El Jefe wrote:
Steve Albini had a great article about this a few years back basically saying the band gets like 16˘ for every dollar brought in.

wow that would definitely be interesting to read. do you know if the article can be found somewhere?

EDIT: nevermind i think i've found it xD
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:34 pm

Link it up?

I would love to read that article
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:37 pm

here you go

http://www.kittyfeet.com/albini.htm
http://www.negativland.com/albini.html

it's the same article but in kinda different format, read whichever you prefer
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:48 pm

Awesome thanks dude
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:31 pm

i think they will make more and more money. i dont think they're going anywhere but up
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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:23 am

Here is what Alex R. had to say about it (without mentioning money) in his recent interview with Ground Control:

"I've just been grateful for as far as we've come and I've just been appreciating everything that has happened to us as a band because this doesn't happen to everyone; I don't appreciate it every day, but I know I'm a lucky son of a bitch [chuckling]. I'll say this: if it all ended tomorrow, I'd be pretty happy with how it turned out. I mean, we're going to bust our asses to make sure it keeps going – we're still working hard at it and we're not resting on laurels – but I know we've already gone beyond the expectations that any of us had of what the band was going to be and we're really, really appreciative of what we've been given."

from http://groundcontrolmag.com/detail/1/2000/

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PostSubject: Re: Are they rich?   Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:37 am

I work with a few pro-wrestlers. The one thing they always told me, which I tell students and will my kids, is it isn't how much you make, it is how much you save. The movie The Wrestler is a pretty good example of this. They seem like smart guys and have a great manager so they should be fine.
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