Phil Lewis pushes back at backlash for ‘Cocked And Loaded’ signed drum head selling for $495 US
People seem to have forgotten that some of the hardest hit people with the worldwide Covid pandemic are the musicians who make their living from playing live music and selling merchandise.
The L.A. Guns version spearheaded by frontman Phil Lewis and lead guitarist Tracii Guns and which also includes guitarist Ace Von Johnson, bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Scot Coogan just played the album Cocked & Loaded in its entirety at a “Pay Per View Livestream” show at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA earlier today (on November 28, 2020).
Following the pay per view event, the group posted a link via Facebook showing that Cocked And Loaded 24 inch signed drum heads were available for purchase for $495 US per signed drum head via their website. Apparently, the band received some backlash from some people which caused Lewis to post the following comment on Facebook:
“If you can’t afford it nobody’s forcing you to buy it.
Fortunately they’re almost all sold out.
Why is there so much resistance to musicians making money?”