It's good to be the billionaire. Even if your music sucks.
Billionaire Owner Books Himself To Open For The Eagles At Madison Square Garden
Among Knicks fans, team and Madison Square Garden owner Jim Dolan is a universally reviled villain — an impulsive self-regarding blowhard legacy case who inherited his billions, who operates without a shred of self-awareness, and who has crippled his team time and again by making dumb decisions.
He also has a band.
JD & The Straight Shot are a blues-rock laughingstock, and their videos have been sports-blog bait for years. But public perception hasn’t stopped Dolan from promoting his stupid fucking band. And now he’s booked them into the gig of a lifetime: Opening for the Eagles at Madison Square Garden, the venue he owns.
In a new profile, the New York Post reports that JD & The Straight Shot will open for the Eagles tomorrow night at MSG. It also has a lot of amazing info about the band and, by extension, about the way Dolan sees himself.
Dolan tells the Post, “I’m entitled to my opinion. I am not the chairman, CEO, etc., standing up there on that stage. I am the singer-songwriter.”