Lee’s point, is that the relationship between rock star and fan is not one of obligation.
“It irritates the f— out of me when people say, ‘You owe it to your fans, they put you where you are,’” he writes. “I certainly don’t owe anybody anything! When I bought all my Led Zeppelin records and concert tickets I didn’t say, ‘One day these f–ers are gonna owe me a picture. It’s the least they can do for me!’ … Wtf people?”
He goes on to list the photo opp moments that most annoy him, like:
“When you’re eating a nice quiet meal with your family [and] some rude jackass comes up and asks for a picture,” or this not-all-that-uncommon fan interaction: “You wouldn’t wanna handshake standing at the pisser in the mens bathroom next to me would ya?… Yes, that’s happened to me too. … Most people never consider the ‘situation.’ That’s really important… I understand the excitement and all but just take a second and think… Is this cool right now?”
Just two weeks ago, Motley Crue announced an extensive run of dates in Canada. Now the band have announced a handful of shows in the U.S., all taking place at the end of May and centered around the Northeast.
Also Motley Crue JUST added just four dates to their American schedule for 2013, beginning in Bethlehem, Pa. on May 20 and wrapping up five days later in Atlantic City. The group’s website lists a total of seven concerts in the U.S. so far for 2013. The Crue will also appear at the Moondance Jam in Walker, Minn. on July 18, as well as a headlining slot at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisc. on July 21.
JUST DON’T ASK TO TAKE TOMMY’S PICTURE
This article was written by CLUTCH