I’m guessing this comment is a little tongue in cheek, but according to news.com.au
AT least he’s honest. Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan didn’t try to hide his motivation for coming to Australia when Insider caught up with him last week.
Asked what had enticed the band to sign up for the Big Day Out, Keenan was quick to answer.
“The money,” he said. “We like playing shows, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s nice to get paid to do it as well.”
Read into this what you will….
Well duh, its not like the Big Day Out is some amazing prestigious festival, its not like ANY of the acts are likely to appeal to Tool, I figured their prime motivator to hopping on the Big Day Out train was the pay.
Wine aswell, Maynard loves his wine and has a particular soft spot for Penfolds Grange.
Anyone who writes “Hooker with a penis” is thereby exempt from critique for freely admitting that he enjoys getting paid. But he does say that he likes what he does for the money. If only we all were so lucky.
Yeah but, they don’t have to do the Big Day Out to play Australia. Also I retract my comment about them liking no BDO bands, I forgot about Peaches, still, mostly I don’t think the lineup is Tool’s cup of tea.
the BDO must pay bloody well, surely if they did 5 of there own gigs they would have earnt more/same?
[quote comment=”32201″]the BDO must pay bloody well, surely if they did 5 of there own gigs they would have earnt more/same?[/quote]
I don’t know much about the finances involved with festivals, but I would have thought their own shows would be more profitable.
Festivals make some serious cash. You dont have to rent the venue, pay for the printing of your own tickets, use your entire road crew to set up (no backdrops at BDO right? Same as Coachella)And the tickets are wayyyyyyy overpriced. Think of the food/retail revenue as well. MONEY$
[quote comment=”32208″]And the tickets are wayyyyyyy overpriced.[/quote]
What? Tool tickets for 1 band only $90-$115. Big Day Out 25+ Bands $125. Doesn’t sound wayyyyyyyyy overpriced to me….