so yes, it had everything to do with that. and i was saying it's not surprising that he likes those bands based off the stuff he has been recently signing. i have no idea where record sales come into play, but if you feel it's necessary, then show me one indie label band who has matched the success of the offspring - smash. and yes, that was back in the day when epitaph was a good label.
Barring a complete reorganization of the music industry from the top down, we will never
see another album sell 11 million units on an independent label. Period, end of story, end of argument. It's not me being a jerk to you or anyone else--it just won't ever happen. We're lucky to see artists touch 4 million on major labels nowadays. That whole "less units of more artists" concept in the interview applies here.