maybe if he stopped drink he might have not had kidney failure.
and why the hell would I give money to a successful band,
because most likely they could pay for this themselves.
Wow, that's quite an accusation to make and not very nice either. These underground bands may seem successful to you but financially they're not as set as you may think. I may not be that into this band's music but I understand that the economy is in shambles and the market isn't as ripe as it used to be for album sales. Bands are struggling to pay the bills. It IS their responsibility I know, to cover a lot of these costs but sometimes it just goes beyond them. We all know bands aren't making very much on album sales especially if they are signed to a struggling record label. These bands are really only making a buck off of merch. So bottom line is cut them some slack and feel some emotion for a struggling musician especially during this time of year. This doesn't just go for FF5 but for any struggling musician who has to put food on the table and bills to pay.