I ❤ Pandora. A lot. I don’t know if I could write the Talent Chronicles without a soundtrack, and Pandora brings me what I need to do that.
Well, anyway, I was just listening and I happened to click to read Staind’s bio. (Staind plays a lot on my station.) A lot of the story centers around a bad first meeting between the band and Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, a bad first impression that he quickly got over when he heard Staind play.
Blown away by their live show, Durst exchanged phone numbers, and loved their demo tape when they gave it to him. He convinced them to travel to Jacksonville, Florida, to work on the new songs.
After reworking the new material and a successful live show, Durst contacted the head of Flip Records and arranged a meeting for Staind with the label. While in Los Angeles, a three-song sampler was recorded, and by the time February rolled around in 1998, the band had a record deal.
Nice story, huh? Yeah, it made me happy.
So I was just thinking that stories like that must exist in publishing. Know any?