RE:A musicians view /Journey
Posted by: Kieran ()
Date: July 27, 2000 05:25AM

About 8 years ago I interviewed Nikki Sixx for a publication I worked for and when asked what about Europe he simply said ...."What about it???.......it's great we have fans over there but we really couldn't be bothered our asses going over there...it's too small a market and all those different currencies....who the fu*k needs it" VERBATIM . In a similar interview with Bill Leverty of Firehouse last year Bill said although they would dearly love to tour Europe their previous management spent 6 years telling them Europe wasn't important enough and they needed to concentrate on the USA and Japan....Bill says now they regret it badly, they toured with Quo back in 91? and should have capitalised on the inital success of the tour , but management got in the way .I can't help but believe though bands must have some say in whether they tour overseas or not, I mean I can'timagine somebody telling JBJ he ain't touring Europe with the new record....can you?As for Journey , they will be lucky if they sell 10,000 albums in the UK .....very simply Sony UK don't give a toss about AOR/MHR and will gladly take the profit on anything sold , especially as they don't have to put any effort into promoting it in the first place.I would dearly loved to be proved wrong but somehow I don't think so.Just my view......Kieran

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Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 201Surfpunk07/26/2000 03:38AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 101Dave07/26/2000 07:17AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 100Surfpunk07/26/2000 07:47AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 103John Q07/26/2000 10:27AM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 126 Kevin 07/26/2000 12:10PM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 131Peter M. Bietenholz07/26/2000 06:38PM
RE: Marketing JOURNEY in the UK! 140 Andrew Paul 07/26/2000 10:21PM
RE:A musicians view /Journey121 Kieran 07/27/2000 05:25AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 120Surfpunk07/27/2000 05:39AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 164 Mark Alger 07/27/2000 04:44PM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 117Surfpunk07/28/2000 05:17AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 92Dave07/28/2000 05:48AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 142Surfpunk07/28/2000 07:13AM
RE:A musicians view /Journey 142Dave07/28/2000 09:19AM


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