Poll: Would you join the band?
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Yes, show me the money!
29 55%
No way dude!
23 43%
Voters: 53.
#1
Would you join a highly sucessful band that you hated if given the opertuinity?

For example, would i as a metalhead join Fallout Boy?

I say yes, because it would mean cash and pussy, and id still get to play guitar.
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#3
It depends on wether or not I would be able to change the direction of the band or at least get my music out.
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#4
The keys player (Steve Ferlazzo) from Bettencourt's Dramagods is touring with Avril Lavigne at the moment, a similar scenario

Having fun, and making some decent cash, why not? Music isn't a war or competition remember.
#7
No, I don't care about making money. Guitar is an interest of mine, not something I use to bring in a profit.
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#9
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Music => self expression => doing your own thing => not playing in Fall Out Boy if you don't want to => not selling out => not being a corporate *****


Agreed
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#10
id sell out hell yea lol cash money babyyyy
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#11
I would use it as a ploy. I'd go in a big sellout band, play their music, get noticed, drop them, create my own band with my own music. Flawless.
"We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment"

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#13
no i wouldn't be able to forgive myself being in a band that i didn't get to play what i wanted to or what fit that genre.

edit: after reading pedalboard's idea, that seems smart
#14
That is the equivalent of cutting off your own wang for money if you say yes. Seriously, what's the point of being a guitarist or a musician for that matter if you ONLY do it for money.
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#16
Nah, because joining some ****ty rock band would not make myself happy, even if it payed a lot of money.
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#17
Of course.

-Fame
-Money
-Sponsers
-Girls
-Play a concert every night

You can always have side projects and solo albums if you're so worried about your street cred in the guitar community.
#18
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That is the equivalent of cutting off your own wang for money if you say yes. Seriously, what's the point of being a guitarist or a musician for that matter if you ONLY do it for money.


No thats the point, you aren't stopping your own musical interests. Simply playing for another band doesn't kill your soul.
#19
yes, but thats only because i love my guitar above and beyond music, and i would consider having to get like an office job or something selling out more than joining a band i didn't like. however, if i was in a band where i was earning enough money to survive on my guitar playing, then no. i woudn't join.

also i think the idea of selling out is silly - someone told me i was selling out a while ago doing a blues gig, but i have always loved blues, but because i played music he liked before that he presumed i liked exactly what he liked. if you change styles to something you like, if your audience dont, suddenly your selling out... its stupid
#20
Quote by madmk
No thats the point, you aren't stopping your own musical interests. Simply playing for another band doesn't kill your soul.

yeah, but you have to play what you don't like every night.

That would kind of suck after 30 days, nevermind the rest of your life.
#21
I would not sell out.

I would simply make everything more metal
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#22
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Of course.

-Fame
-Money
-Sponsers
-Girls
-Play a concert every night

You can always have side projects and solo albums if you're so worried about your street cred in the guitar community.


+1

If I can choose between those and having a normal job, I wouldn't hesitate to sell out.
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#23
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No thats the point, you aren't stopping your own musical interests. Simply playing for another band doesn't kill your soul.


I don't know about you but I cannot play music that I highly disrespect.
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#24
If I joined Fall Out Boy I would without a doubt destroy the band and my own opportunities in the metal scene. What metal player would want to play in a band with the bassist from Fall Out Boy? And I wouldn't really enjoy playing music live that I absolutely hate. I would properly beat the other guys up on stage while drunk resulting in me getting beat up by the crowd.. So selling out = big no no on my part
#25
Quote by sashki
yeah, but you have to play what you don't like every night.

That would kind of suck after 30 days, nevermind the rest of your life.


Yeah, very true :-) I think personally, I'd prefer to start my own thing and get it going. Playing for yourself first, other reasons second.. But in the real world, it doesn't work like that.

I think the term 'sold out' appeals to the metal genre, as soon as a band gets a bit mainstream or changes their style slightly they've sold out. Whereas, a session guitarist who tours with a popular/mainstream artist, but also records and tours with their own material thats drastically different, you'd never dream of saying has sold out, Andy Timmons for instance.
#27
side projects could be a good way to still create for yourself though
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