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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:03 pm 

Ed
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Live is OVER

Not the ending I wished for

There have been tons of crazy rumors surrounding the hiatus of LIVE. I have read quite a few and laughed at the extremely creative imaginations of our fans. Iíve been reluctant to fan the flames but the rumors are getting further away from the truth and I will try to set the record straight from my standpoint.


First and foremost, Ed has every legal right to perform the songs he helped birth while being the front man for LIVE. The copyrights for these songs are owned by Chad Gracey, Patrick Dahlheimer, Ed Kowlalczyk and myself. Ed does not control the catalog but rather the bands publishing company, Black Coffee Publishing, Inc. Black Coffee is a majority rule corporation.


Yes, it is true, there was a hidden publishing contract singed in 2005. I personally discovered it via a communication breakdown. Ed is listed as the only signature. When I wrote him to find some resolution to the situation, he failed to respond. I have left these matters to our attorneys who will no doubt file a complaint. Honestly, I donít care about the financial/legal outcome of these matters, the proof is on the page. Ed was able to stab his three best friends from middle school in the back. This act was far down the line from typical rock star ego. As you can imagine I am deeply hurt and wounded.


In light of these matter, I canít ever see myself working with Ed, let alone ever being in the same room with him. LIVE was always about the band, when Ed lost sight of that in favor of his own ambitions and goals, our considerable fans base began to sigh a collective yawn.


As band mates and friends and despite the lack of fresh material we continued to support Ed with all of our integrity. The final blow was Edís request for a $100,000 ďlead singer bonusĒ to perform as surprise guests at this years Pink Pop Festival. I was informed of his request by our management and politely told them to ďfuck off.Ē


Ed will no longer be the vocalist for the band LIVE. At this point in time, we have made no official plans to replace him but it is clear that he is no friend of mine or the lifelong fans of LIVE.


I have focused my energy on creating new music with The Gracious Few. I look forward to seeing many LIVE fans in the audience at our shows. Patrick, Chad and I have made a pledge to honor our long shared history with the fans of LIVE. You will always be graciously welcome in our house.


Love


Chad Taylor

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:09 pm 

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And I just posted this in TGF,....same minds think and act alike.....

The truth is very bitter isn't it..... Sad

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:11 pm 

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If it only did not go beyond music... holy fuuuuuuuuuuuck

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:17 pm 

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Ed wrote:
If it only did not go beyond music... holy fuuuuuuuuuuuck


Sigh Crying or Very sad

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:26 pm 

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Well, thank you Chad, though I didn't need it really. I am still a fan of Live and Ed, the music and the performances. Although this dirty laundry's gonna spoil my enjoyment of my favorite band's music for long. Rolling Eyes

 
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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:29 pm 

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And now I shall go back and start listening to the old albums in a way I could not, for some reason or another, do it for two years.


Let's hold out for something sweeter...

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:38 am 

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just read the message on FOL, not what one had expected. Ah well, time to move on, too bad it came down to money.

 
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 PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:51 pm 

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It's like watching your parents going through a messy divorse Confused
Really disappointing and heartbreaking. It was obvious they were having "issues" within the group; but I really did think it was creative differences. Sad
Part of what I loved about LIVE was the relationship the members had with each other; and like Anna and Laura said, this will change the way I think of my favourite band Crying or Very sad
I wonder how Adam must feel, stuck in the middle of all this. Confused

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:04 am 

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Chad G's Response to Ed's response (Via Twitter):
thechadAgracey Saw Ed's response. He thinks you all deserve better than the truth. What is better than that?His "perception" of the truth. I think not...

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:46 am 

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TGF

Why would anyone care what Adam thought. He wasnt a member of the band at all. He was just a touring musician. Thats it....nothing more!

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:47 am 

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I care for him as he will release a third album next year! Very Happy

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:49 am 

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Adam

Well besides that. I mean in relation to what he thinks about LIVE. he probably could care less and he probably isnt shocked. He got the same shitty treatment from Ed as the rest of them.

I do like his music though. Adam K and Adam T are very talented!

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:49 am 

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also

Anyone having issues trying to load up the FOL forums....? the band didnt take that down did they?

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:56 am 

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The forum does not depend on the band. It is a FAN forum. And yes, it does nto work.

Talking about Adam, Ed was the best man at his marriage. So let us not get into the situation we are not aware of, ok? Speculation is something VERY immature in my opinion

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:18 am 

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best man

The Best man at one of my friends wedding eventually slept with his wife!

The 4 members of LIVE grew up together and one screwed it up.

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:18 am 

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Re: best man

Dolphins Cry wrote:
The Best man at one of my friends wedding eventually slept with his wife!
Too bad. I do not like stories like that.

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:21 am 

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Re: best man

Dolphins Cry wrote:
The Best man at one of my friends wedding eventually slept with his wife!


I think we're starting to miss the point here Rolling Eyes

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:24 am 

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TGF

Lakini from what I have heard so far it is going to be a great album.

It doesnt sound like Live or CandleBox. totally different than both.
However, i think it is hard hitting pure rock at its finest. It really is that good. Ask Ed the other moderator....

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:25 am 

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FOL

Also, what is going on at the FOL forums?
Is it closed?

 
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:30 am 

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Re: TGF

Dolphins Cry wrote:
Lakini from what I have heard so far it is going to be a great album.

It doesnt sound like Live or CandleBox. totally different than both.
However, i think it is hard hitting pure rock at its finest. It really is that good. Ask Ed the other moderator....


If you're referring to those previews you posted a few days ago, yes, I heard them too and they're good. I do expect a good album, and I mean that in every sense of the word. Too bad it has to be backed up by a scandal.

 
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