fos daddy wrote:Scottss8 wrote:victory*rawks wrote:charlesinaz wrote:Twelve thousand dollars a month? Four hundred dollars a day? For all it takes to be a Scorpion?
I'm probably pretty naive about things like this, but I would have guessed that James made a minimum of $250,000 a year playing with the Scorpions. It's true that most rock musicians would be insanely happy with the money James says he's making, but he is reputed to be one of the best drummers in world and plays for what many consider to be one of the best bands in the world. One hundred and forty-four thousand dollars a year isn't very much money at all when viewed through that lens. And after taxes...less than $100,000 take home. To drum for the Scorpions. Unreal.
That being said, I don't think that disclosing that fact was a good idea for James if he wanted to continue on with the band. I know that, if I was paying his salary, I wouldn't want him telling the public how much he makes.
But I don't know much about stuff like this. I'm just surprised; I can tell you for sure that I wouldn't tour for any $400 a day. My auto mechanic makes that much when he is busy.
IMHO he doesn't make that.....he was just saying that. Nobody believes it tho.
Well if James is making more then 144k a year and he is only reporting that amount to get through the divorce then we won't have to worry about James playing with the Scorpions beyond 2012.
And i have been quiet about this topic for the past month and have read a number of comments about who's fault is it for the divorce. And my answer is who cares we should be more worried about the 3 kids that have to go through this nasty divorce. And like the old saying goes there are 3 sides to each story ( James, Athena and the truth). We will never know and i really don't care who is at fault. My guess is that it takes to two to tango in a marriage and both parties are not innocent.
You can Tango by yourself if you drink enough Redbull
that is the truth...