The truth is that everyone is surprised that the band held together throughout the entire tour. They have been on the verge of imploding since before the label signed them. The more pressing problem seemed to be their latest manager. The band hit Las Vegas last month and he went completely off the rails. A Las Vegas independent escorts agency sent us an enormous bill, although it was a good trick to figure out what they were selling at first. If one of the guys on tour had not been talkative, then we might not know yet. The whole story was pretty wild and they tell us he was going around with a big scary revolver in his waistband, acting like he was eager for the end of it all. That was not the real problem, the real problem was that the band did not seem to care if he was certifiably cuckoo for cocoa puffs or not.
I knew exactly what was going on before I ever talked to those guys. The only thing that they have in common now is that all of them would like to see Mitchell dipped in tar and lit on fire. This is not an uncommon sentiment among basically anyone who has ever known the man. They wanted to get out of their deal and it is hard to blame them. Whoever told them to sign it was probably being bribed to betray them, either that or he was just really bad at managing a band. Of course they sent me because those guys like me and I told them they could keep the crazy guy if they wanted. Of course we would expect them to pay back the money that he had blown in the course of his meltdown. They did not want that, instead they tried to talk me into taking over.