So after negotcating with Dolan's PR this is the response I get from his publicist:
"Hey Mike — Sorry for the delay on this, it’s been an insane week. We aren’t going to be able to do this around anything other than the band itself, not really anything outside of that (meaning the 12-12-12 concert would be off limits actually)
I appreciate you calling the office to get in touch but I can already tell you I have back to back meetings tomorrow afternoon so let’s pick a specific time to chat if you would prefer chatting on the phone about this."
Womp, womp, womp.
What a bust. You know how many questions I can come up for his band? Maybe three at the most. JD and the Straight Shot isn't supposed to be the "focial point" of an interview. What a waste. You have someone as in-depth of a potential interviewee as Dolan and you are that restricted? Ugh. So disapointing.
IMO he just did not fit at all. Everything else had this vibe of duets and working together, inter-cut with videos of rebuilding, and he just came in with this "look at me" attitude. Appealing to the younger audience absolutely makes sense though I guess, because he's a big name.
Still they could have gotten an equally big name like Jay Z or whoever if they wanted a rap act to appeal to that demographic. I get what cgb is trying to say but you can only say that for so long though.