Very true!
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: August 26, 2001 10:49AM

Herbie touches on that in the interview. Journey have a very successful back catalog and are getting an astronomical royalty rate for it - thanks to Herbie. Compare that to their contemporaries such as Boston, Styx, Foreigner or REO. None of them are even close. The difference wasn't Journey's talent - it was Herbie's unreal skills as a manager. He might be a little full of himself for a self-confessed Berkley hippie who did it all for love but God damn - that guy knows his @!#$ (not counting his assessment of Neal Schon as a modern-day Mozart... very funny, Herb)!

Having the right management is THE key in the music biz. When you get down to it - Def Leppard, Metallica, Ozzy, Iron Maiden, etc. aren't that much better than the competition - worse even - but they worked/are working with the right people, the power players, the music mafia, who know how to manipuilate everyone from the label prez on down to get IT done! That's the secret to success in rock - not superior talent or amazing songs.

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Is Steve Perry Satan? 142John Q08/26/2001 05:23AM
no, herbie is! 104 sfk kurt 08/26/2001 05:51AM
Herbie's pretty negative 143 koogles 08/26/2001 07:38AM
Re: Herbie's pretty negative 97 Eric Abrahamsen 08/26/2001 09:25AM
Very true!98John Q08/26/2001 10:49AM
Re: Yes! 91 Eric Abrahamsen 08/26/2001 11:06AM
Re: Yes! 116 Mafia boy 08/27/2001 11:27AM
Re: Very true! 103 the ORIGINAL brent 08/26/2001 12:02PM
A bitter Herb? 148 koogles 08/27/2001 12:39AM
excellent point Koogs 102 sfk kurt 08/27/2001 03:06AM
Re: The Baby's did "stink" 92 Eric Abrahamsen 08/27/2001 03:47AM
The Babys were awesome! 88 sfk kurt 08/27/2001 04:22AM
Re: At one time... 92 Eric Abrahamsen 08/27/2001 04:43AM
everyone is entitled to a bad disc 107 sfk kurt 08/27/2001 05:35AM
Babys & Journey have one thing in common... 99 FORD 08/28/2001 12:08PM
Re: A bitter Herb? 100capt kaos08/27/2001 10:41PM
what Herbie thinks of Steve Augeri ... 91 Big Doggie 08/28/2001 03:31AM
Re: Steve Perry 152 Eric Abrahamsen 08/26/2001 05:53AM
Re: Steve Perry 105 honestabe30 08/26/2001 09:16AM
Any singer as good as Perry... 116 koogles 08/27/2001 12:50AM
Re: Is Steve Perry Satan? 135 croman 08/26/2001 01:49PM
Re: Is Steve Perry Satan? NOPE! 128 george 08/27/2001 05:25PM

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