8 April 2016, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
The whole process needs to be changed, from the top to the bottom.
It doesn’t need to be this hard.
There’s nothing fancy going on out there that requires all of this stuff.
They need to get their legal work straight. They need to respect the artists they say they’re honouring, which they don’t. I don’t have any of my paperwork as signed, I have no licencing agreements with these people. They’re trying to steal footage. They’re trying to make me indemnify them. When they told me I was inducted, they said, “you can have two tickets, one for your wife and one for yourself. Want another one? It’s $10,000, that’s the way it goes”
I said, “I’m playing here, what about my band? What about their wives? They make this so unpleasant, that they came this close ...
No we’re not going to wrap this one up. I’m gonna wrap you up. You go sit down over there and learn something. So here’s what you need to know. This is how close this whole show came to not happening because of the way the artists were actually being treated right now.
So I’ll wrap it up right now.