I have an ad up locally (practically begging to join a freaking band) and a local metal band manager approached me. All they have is a half-assed myspace page and fairly stupid band name (The Lords of Metal). Naturally, the "manager" is the gui****'s wife. Of course, she was promising me that they were killer and started dropping names (that I've never heard of) on who is going to help make them famous. She wanted to discuss business over dinner then have me audition. I told her that I wanted to hear music first and that I felt that she was trying to run a mom n' pop store like a Fortune 500 company. The trail went cold, as I suspect she was unwilling to release the vice of her control over their "dream". I'm no marketing guru, although I suspect I have significantly more management experience and common sense, but I don't think basement bands need managers, even if she's related to a band member. LOL, I'm not asking for advice as I just don't think a metal band with more cliches than you can shake a stick at is a worthy venture. Heh, more along the lines that sometimes staying at home is better than playing on stage with a horrible band.