Mötley Crüe manager states “alcohol, drugs and ego” were his biggest challenges managing the band
Mötley Crüe manager Allen Kovac was interviewed by Fox Business in anticipation of this summer’s upcoming The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
Kovac, who has been managing the group for 26 years, advised as follows:
“Tens of millions of people saw the film…. I think the data is equal to ‘The Irishman.’”
“The most relevant statement is that global film, with a global internet and global streaming, is the future… When I go to Amazon, I can see a Motley Crue book, I can see a Motley Crue documentary, I can see a Motley Crue live show, I can see the fact that they got a film, they got CDs out and they got streaming and they’re selling merchandise. So to me, managers and artists should move into 2020 and out of 1999, and so should record companies. You can’t make music in quarters. You can’t develop an artist in a quarter. It takes a couple of years, sometimes a lot more.”
In terms of his biggest challenges that Kovac navigated through as manager for the band, he indicated: “Alcohol, drugs and ego… What changed everything was the board of directors/shareholders meetings where we get together twice a year and we’d be able to communicate and get over the challenges. Do I think it would have worked without it? Absolutely not.”
“They’ve never canceled a show. If you’ve never canceled a show, you have a Triple A insurance rating.”
You can read the rest of the article / interview with Allen Kovac at Fox Business‘ website.