Certain bands refuse to work with him, such as Bring Me The Horizon, and letlive. Other bands have interacted with him once, and refuse to do anymore with him. So many bands have detailed the arduous process of doing something with him (1 hr setup times, etc.).
I respect that he's a friend to some people that don't have any, but he needs to do some research and show some passion.
You're wrong. Lots of people have shticks that they use to make money. BryanStars has a shtick of interviewing bands and asking stupid questions. And he uses it to make money. It doesn't matter whether you think that's honorable as an interviewer or journalist. It is incorrect to label him as those things. He is a marketing asset and he provides a useful service to certain bands.
His purpose is not to break exclusive information or provide a new depth of understanding to something that already exists. His purpose now, after building an incredibly loyal following, is to promote a band by simply breathing in the same camera frame as them. He talks about nothing, uploads it, it gets hundreds of thousands of views and the subject band becomes more popular because some of the people watching end up checking out new music and liking it. He absolutely is an asset for young bands that appeal to a young demographic. It may not be what you aspire to do...it may not be what anyone here considers respectable...and it may not be a format with which anyone here will discover new music...but he's proven that he has a niche, he has a market, he has a very well-defined audience and he is using all of that in a pretty smart way.