Which leads us to this. If you didn't hear about it before this, let me be the first to proudly tell you that the Adicks cancelled out of Saturday's scheduled, contracted performance @ the LVCS. Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple - Money. They are a bunch of greedy fucks who don't give a shit about Punk Rock, or their Fans, which, of course, is nothing new, but the fact that they have no Honor, nor any Pride about being real Men and just dealing with things and making the best of a bad situation that their faggot ass Booking Agent got them into is just disgusting. In case you haven't noticed, Punk Rock is a Business now, with everything being handled very professionally and with confirmation letters and copies of transcripts and all that, and that makes it a Hell of a lot harder to burn people and try to put a spin on things, trying your best to entice some sort of 'Us vs. Them' kind of situation. The Adicks tried to do just that with Roxie and, our Lord and Savior El Duce not withstanding, hopefully, they will be forced to pay for their atrocious deeds. Fucking bunch of Tossers. Gawd I hate the British. No offense Chippy. ;-)
So what happens is, the Adicks work out a deal to play LVCS for this Neon Reverb festival, agreeing on receiving $2000.00 for their performance, with no rooms provided and no cases of Perrier water or deli meat awaiting for them backstage. Bunch of fucking wallies. Anyways, papers are signed, the Adicks are paid up front for their time and effort, the show is promoted, and everything is hunky dory. A couple of days ago, the bands Tour Manager rings up Roxie and asks about the bands lodging for the gig, and she points out that the contract clearly states that no rooms are to be provided, but that she'll see what she can do for them as a favor. She doesn't have to, she just does it because that's how she rolls. So she gets them rooms, for all 13 of them, if you can believe that, and everything's cool. The last time I saw the Adicks there was 6 dudes on stage playing. Throw in a Tour Manager and maybe a Roadie / merch person and at most, you're providing lodging for 9 people, but 13 - Fuck off! Look you gits, you wanna bring your skanky female friends along with you on Tour, who may be your wives, or may be some whores you picked up on the road, then pay for a room for them out of the money you're making for playing the gig, don't just expect the Promoter to cough up some rooms for you just because, and especially if the contract that YOUR BOOKING AGENT agreed to says no rooms are to be provided. So Roxie gets them rooms. Why? Because she's GQ-Smooth like that, and everything's cool again. The next day, the new dilemma is the money being paid. According to the band's Tour Manager, the band is not happy with the amount already agreed upon, saying that they have 13 people to pay, and that the $2000 is simply not enough incentive to make the band play in Las Vegas. I have never heard of such a load of horse shit in my Life! Just ignore the fact that the band already has the money in hand, sent by overnight registered mail, but now they're saying that all 13 people are getting paid out of that money, and because they're not making that much money off the show, that they're not gonna play, giving the Promoter Roxie less than 48 hours notice that they're not playing the gig. Real 'Professional', right? Yeah. After a few words back and forth, with no quarter given, Roxie just decides to say 'Fuck The Adicks' and Fuck their Booking Agent and his Agency, Artists Worldwide, who, besides the Adicks, handle such other luminous, past their prime homosexual Rock Star bands such as L.A. Guns, Bang Tango, Dokken, Pretty Boy Floyd and Total Gay-Ass. ;-) No big deal - the Adicks ain't playing the show, their room reservations are cancelled, and Artists Worldwide just fucked themselves out of a great place to play here in Las Vegas. End of story right? Far from it.
So now, in an effort to portray themselves in a positive, not-our-fault kind of light, the Adicks posted this up on their Facebook page:
Neon Reverb is in town. Big whoop. Shitty no balls having bands playing everywhere, except for tonight @ the LVCS, where some manly man bands are playing, with more than enough Attitude and Balls for you and all of your friends to all share in. 400 Blows with the almighty Pigasus and the Black Jetts and the Tinglerz - this show is guaranteed to rock your face off!