Date:2019-05-13 00:01:37
In Reply To:Re: by coreystinson
2. Ross wants to get in on it, to be sure; he's hopeful and has been for a while, but he wants adequate pay, and, at least as of last month, Joey isn't going for that, or even listening. That's more or less from the cat's much.
DeMaio's behavior will be an eternal mystery to me. I really have to wonder if he is right in the head these days. I could understand not wanting Ross back if there was some kind of extremely serious personal issue between the two of them, but is Joey really such a tightwad that he can't afford a decent salary for a founding member of the band, a member whose return would surely spark a lot of interest and press?

Then there is that last album, Lord of Steel. I don't think they could have put together something worse if they tried. Is this a George Lucas situation, where there is literally no one in the room willing or able to tell Demaio "No" so whatever dumbass notion that comes into his head, he moves forward with? That would seem to be the case.

There is the constant buffoonery of over-hyped, over-blown promises. Does he not see people reading this and rolling their eyes, or is this all a big joke that he is in on?

I am amazed that Adams has stuck with DeMaio all of these years.
DeMaio's behavior is insane. He is also a cheapskate in paying bandmembers. I saw this press release they put out that they want to come to Mexico but they cant get down there. Translation: Nobody wants to pay them the ridiculous amount of money to come down there. No way Ross goes back for peanuts as I know him quite well and we have talked about this.

On the flipside....I have met Joey.....I couldn't stop staring at his glass eye. :P However he was actually always super nice to me and treated me well so as a person in my dealings with him and in interviews he's been a great guy. Even gave me a ticket to the show they were playing years ago which was sold out. The band actually sounds great live in the few times I have seen them.

As far as Adams goes. Good question. They probably have a good relationship and a singer who has become the signature sound of your band is kind of hard to replace. Joey probably knows nobody will deal with him and he may not be like that towards Eric. They also live in the same town. Eric is an outdoorsman and does charter fishing and hunting trips for people so Manowar is his occasional escape from reality.

I roll my eyes when I see Joey's press releases. I haven't heard the EP and the last album I agree was terrible.
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