Originally Posted by Bo Eder
No provocation taken - although I'm not sure if you're saying 'theme band' in some kind of derogatory way. Afterall, I've never seen a band that wasn't 'themed' a certain way that wasn't making money.
Yes. In most situations where there are people hired for a tour, there is an image in mind.
People get gigs or don't get gigs all the time based on how they look in addition to their playing.
OK, so maybe Prince wanted to specifically have a female drummer. But that is not much different than the hundreds of tours where the artist specifically wanted a male drummer. But we never say "he only got the gig because he's a guy" even if that was part of the criteria.
And either way, regardless of appearance, the drummer has to deliver.