A few weeks ago, Doyle made some wild statements about how because of illegal downloading he now has to charge $50 for meet and greets that he didn't want to do.
At the time, I was most shocked that he assumed that illegal downloading was still a thing. In fact, I took a poll on our Twitter page and 87% of respondents say they don't pirate music anymore:
Do you pirate music in 2019?
— Metal Injection (@metalinjection) February 18, 2019
But regardless, if Doyle doesn't want to do the meet and greets, Corrosion of Conformity’s Woody Weatherman has some advice for him – just stop!
Speaking to Metal Nation Radio, Weatherman says:
“I know Doyle is a friendly guy. But I’ll say this — if he’s that dissatisfied with it, maybe figure out something else to do. Pepper [Keenan, Corrosion of Conformity guitarist/vocalist] and I often do [meet-and-greets], and we’re doing it ’cause we enjoy meeting the fans and saying ‘What’s up?’ and getting some feedback or whatever. I don’t have any problem with it.”
“I do get Doyle’s way of thinking, ’cause it’s tough. He’s out there and he’s doing his work and doing his thing, and maybe he feels that the modern industry is… it’s not that kind to musicians anymore. But it’s the modern world. You’ve just gotta grasp it. If you don’t like it, you’ve gotta do something else, I guess.”
Makes all the sense in the world!
Don't like meet and greets? Come up with some other ways to make money.
Can you imagine how awkward the next Doyle meet and greet will be, if anybody even shows up?