Neil McKay of the Belfast Telegraph spoke with Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner, who takes his role in the supergroup seriously. “I’m one of the five owners of a multi-million dollar company that’s in charge of and responsible for other people,” he explained. “Although you have production managers, tour managers and management, booking agents and lawyers, all these people working for you, at the end of the day I’m one fifth of the final say. It’s a whole business side to it that is very involved and that you never think about when you’re playing guitar in your bedroom. It can be a blessing and a curse. Sometimes you appreciate that you are the head of the company, and, even if you don’t show it, you feel a sense of empowerment from the fact that you’re responsible for taking this travelling circus everywhere. In another way you are responsible for people’s livelihoods and if you let people go because you’re cutting down on your production then people are going to be out of work and you feel bad. I’ve been the guy who is on salary, or day rate, and I know what it is like to get laid off.”
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