24 May 2016
Published 24 May 2016
Rick Bonde: The president of MCA Records met with me about a month later. I was in his office, and he told me that he was not going to release their record. He said, "I'm done, Rick, I can't do this. I've spent half a million dollars on Brad's rehab, and now we don't have a band to tour behind it, I'm just gonna shelve it, it's not going to work, it's never going to be successful." I was like, "I'm not leaving until you promise to put out this record." I wouldn't let up on him. And like, 20 minutes later, he was finally like, "Okay, I'll try it. I'll put it out and see what happens." And now… how many millions of records later?