Jaxx Slam 'Soulless Money-machine' Williams

BASEMENT JAXX have hit out at British pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS, claiming touring with him was soulless. The duo, FELIX BUXTON and SIMON RADCLIFFE, were stunned by the set up of Williams' European tour, branding it a "corporate money-making machine". Buxton says, "I wouldn't want to repeat the experience. We didn't want to hang out with him. He tried to be down to earth but I think sometimes he probably wonders what he's doing. "It's a big money-making corporate machine. Fans pay a lot of money to get to the gig and then there's the Robbie ring tones and Robbie everything. It's milking money at every point. "It's mass entertainment and it felt a bit soulless."


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Quite right Robbiesgirl. What did they expect touring with Robbie, a few little gigs at local village halls? Robbie's huge all round the world, millions want to see his shows. Wake up chaps!!!!
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Do I detect a little bit of JEALOUSY???? Oooh...so Robbie should just back off of making money that his fans are ready, willing, & able to throw his way! PLEASE. The music business is a market economy, and Mr. Williams & his abundant talent is marketable. He & his record company would be foolish & irresponsible to not capitalize on his popularity. You sound like petty little people who only WISH that you were in his position!
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I agree. They made money off it too. Maybe not like RW does but it's not like he's quiet about it. Everything about him is product placement. Even pics on his airplane with the little RW logo towels hanging over the seats! He's pretty transparent about it and if we still want to support him we will. If we don't we won't. It's like changing a channel if you don't like a TV show. We'll stop listening if it gets too offensive or he starts tripping little old ladies at the supermarket, or something truly obnoxious. Making money I can't argue with. It's his life out there for all to see and speculate about (like this!). He may as well make money while he can (and didn't T-Mobile and Adidas approach him??)
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How could BJaxx be so ungrateful. Rob invited them to tour with him because he has always liked their music. From what i saw and heard at MKeynes on 14th, not that many people knew who they were, me included until the exposure they got from touring with the biggest name in pop this country has today,(singlehandedly rasing the economy!!). Rob has earned every penny he has, he gives a 110% every time he performs, even though it was obvious he was ill at MK, he was still amazing and i dont regret the money i spent on my ticket/brochure/etc. You get what you pay for, I paid a first class price for first class entertainment, and BJaxx got a taste of it and realised they were way out of his league. Only insecure and arrogant people bitch!!!!
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hahaha,...hello!!, what else do expect robbie to do, live is life on charity when he has got talent,plaese you guys should give robbie a break,he his doing his job, and he is business oriented l willl advice that you should rather learn from him...if u cant beat em! you join em!....................robbie please am proud of you cos u are earning what you have now, as in money by wisdom and hard work,,..you are not were you are today by chance or by opportunity YOU ARE BORN TO BE GREATkeep on rocking robbietake care ,...your fan from AFRICALOVE AND PEACEXXXX
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What springs to mind here is never bite the hand that feeds you!!Will Bjax ever play to crowds as large as the RW tour again???I've never heard any of Bjax tracks so I can't comment on their musical abilities as a group.I heard on the RADIO (R.W. great tune) that Bjax caused a little traffic jam on Broad Street, Birmingham when they played the NIA. Great venue but relatively small compared to Milton Keynes. I heard schools had to be closed in Leeds bit of a difference, me thinks.I don't know RW in person but I wouldn't say he was soul-less just a little MISUNDERSTOOD (R.W. great lyrics, tune and video)So a tip for the future for Bjax in this business is lose your egos!!Love & LightLuckylou72
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