Originally Posted by Midnite Zephyr
Speaking of talent, maybe these people make it because not only are they decent enough musicians, but they are talented in their ability to entertain a crowd.
Sadly, while I think hard work and being a good entertainer do contribute a huge percentage of fame lies in good fortune. I know musicians, drummers included, who have been at it for decades, who are good entertainers, good musicians, and very hard workers, and they can't get the recognition they deserve.
A band I play with has been at it for quite a while. A few months ago our bassist, a very talented gent, joined a second band. Well, this second band has become his main band. Know why? The lead singer of the band had friends in a big emo band and their record label. They just got signed, and are laying plans for a tour.