mom45 wrote:^^Right, and he got John's birthdate off by 2 years. He was born in '72, SF's had it in '73 & Ben Myers in '74.
It seemed to me that the emphasis of the book was on the music scene in LA in the mid-late nineties, and how System fit in, which was something I would have known nothing about if not for the book.
But yeah, wouldn't it be great to read some kind of band biography APPROVED by the band, that was accurate, and where the guys all shared seriously true and interesting stories & insights that we hadn't known yet?
Or better yet a DVD compiled with the best interviews & footage from over the years?
I would absolutely love to see a true documentary that focuses on the band with interviews and neat early footage. SOAD has an incredible history and I'm not sure the band mates realize how much some of the die hard fans would like to see it. Screamers was cool. I liked it a lot. I would like to read the Ben Myers book as well whenever I can find a copy.
Consider how they were around for 4-5 years (both soil and soad) before they released a well received debut. In that 4-5 years, the only info we have is brief mentions from the band and personal accounts from people who have known about the band pre-self titled era. There's a big gap there and aspiring musicians like myself would definitely be interested in how they got to where they are today.
It'll happen someday.. I think things are still just somewhat improving. I'm relatively in the dark about the history of the band after 2008 because I sort of lost interest in both Scars on Broadway and Serj's solo project. I didn't know there was financial and court issues.