That was an excellent interview. Its this love of what they do, the appreciation of the fans (no fans, no sales, no success), that gives them their longevity and popularity. I never knew this about the band when I heard "W.O.C." in 1990...I felt that the music was different, special. I never even knew about the fan clubs, and later the fan website, so all my impressions of the band came from my enjoyment of their CD's. ...fast forward to now, I have finally went to a concert of theirs, (2004), got some treasured memorabilia, I joined the forum in may of this year, and learned that the FOS is not just a reference to a biological classification; it was the defining thread to all of us here. And through it all, I never changed my assumptions, what I believed the band members to be like. And reading interviews such as this and going to the concert and Moment of Glory video...I am very proud to say I am a fan, a member of the FOS. I mean, Klaus took time to find a fan who was upset, to at least acknowledge this person, maybe not in person, but through another member of the forum, and possibly failing that, Klaus would have tried to call , who knows. I don't remember the name, but you all know who I am talking about. Many bands or artists wouldn't have even tried anything. And that is what makes all this special. I found joy and well written lyrics, and beautiful voices, beautiful souls, regardless who was in the band at the time. And it continues on with James and Pawel, the newer members. To send a signed book from us Spiders to the band, it is the least we could do, I am grateful to Thomas for undertaking this project, and to all the members for participating and contributing some of their time and money (mail..) for a nice gesture. I do not know if something like this has been done, by other bands' fans, but equally there is "No One Like You" Scorpions!!!
h2 THIS IS WHAT PROMOTES THE BAND. WELL PUBLICIZED INTERVIEWS THAT SHOW THE WORLD WHAT THE BAND IS REALLY ABOUT, AND SHOWS THEIR PASSION FOR THEIR WORK, AND LOVE OF THEIR FANS. ALSO THE POWER OF THE VOICE, THE WORD OF MOUTH, THANKS MICHAEL (STORMCHASER), THIS IS WHAT SHOULD PROMOTE THE NEW ALBUMS, NOT SOME CLOSED OFFICE HOTSHOT CIGAR CHOMPING EXECUTIVE FROM BMG. WHEN THE ALBUM BREAKS UPON THE WORLD, IT IS OUR RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP PROMOTE AS MUCH AS WE CAN, AND IF ENOUGH VOICES SPEAK, MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, NONE OF US WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE ALBUM AND WE CAN ALL ENJOY IT TOGETHER!/h2