Re: Thoughts on Joey Jordison
Lady Gaga, or Stefani Germanotta, knows exactly what she is doing. She has been singing a long time (there are videos of her out there in a Zeppelin cover band and in another pop duo before she adopted her most well-known moniker), and is enjoying her time in the spotlight and building her brand (quite successfully). Joey Jordison, same deal. It doesn't matter what we think, he's Joey Jordison, and that brand is working pretty well for him. Another good example is Psy (Gangnam guy). He is Berklee educated, but they would never advertise that. These are people who understand their target market and have the resources and ability to successfully appeal and sell to that market. No hate from me.
Now, if we're talking strictly in terms of what I regard as good music or difficult music, or what have you, then that's a different story. But nobody stays famous by accident.