The duties of a professional rock musician include a myriad other things, which very much include posing for promo photos and... releasing interviews.
Nope they don't have to do any of that. They don't have to have promo photos they don't have to do interviews heck they don't even have to give there music to the press. Who ever told you they had to do that was feeding you a lie.
Where are the promo photos for Beethoven. Where are the interviews. Do you know how many black metal bands don't do any of that. Let's look at the bands Ghost people say they know who is under the hoods of the Nameless Ghouls. For all we know it could be five women and male singer.
Bands don't have to meet the fans they don't have to talk to the fans. They don't have to play there music live they don't have to do promo photos or interviews. They don't have to do any of that if they don't want to. There are a lot of bands that don't do any of that and still have a fan base.
People in said band don't have to like another band or there music. People really need to understand that a band and the music the play is not the same thing as the person. Ie Charlotte Wessels of Delain is not the same as Charlotte Wessels who hangs with her mom, dad, brother and sister. We as fans have no right to that Charlotte. Same thing goes for Floor. Same thing goes for Simone and the list goes on.
So when Floor says she does not like Slayer and finds them dull. She has ever right to say that. Slayer the band is not the same as the people.
I don't think I said anything to that effect.
Still, a statement to the press is a statement to the press.
Is not something you think but something you want people to believe you think.
There is good PR and bad PR.
"Band X sucks" is, in my opinion, bad PR, because:
1. It's rude.
2. When "band X" is Slayer, it is also, in my opinion, stupid and short-sighted.
I would like to add "unless you are Dave Mustaine and have earned that right", but even Dave Mustaine sounds like an idiot when he insults other artists.
Earned what right. They can say what they want. If someone does not want any kind of criticism for the music, books, movies, etc then don't put it out keep it to a close small fan base and be done with it.
Slayer put out there music to the masses making it open to criticism. Floor has a criticism of it because ever one can be a critic. Slayer can be critics, Dave Mustaine can be a critic, Paul Simon can be a critic, you can be a critic. Ever time you write a review on amazon you are being a critic be if for music or a computer you just bought.
If I buy a car and it runs bad I have ever right to call out the car company and tell me what I think of the car and the company. Why because that's how it works. If tomorrow Floor came out and said I hate the Ford motor company and they make bad cars. She can say that and you know there are a lot of people that would agree with her. If she came out and said Nikon makes the best cameras ever guess what she can say that and has ever right to. Ever one is a critic and is allowed to have criticism. If she wants to say Slayer is dull for her she has ever right to say that.
You do not need a degree or have earned something to give criticism to something. That is not how it works that will never be how it works. If you went to a restaurant and had a bad time and the food was no good and so on do not tell me you would not say something. Do not tell me you have not earned some right. You have the right based on the fact that you went into said restaurant.
If you never went into the restaurant I can total understand your point. If Floor had never heard anything by Slayer ever like not one song or one album then you would have a great point. As it stand she has hear Slayers music meaning she has ever right to say she finds them dull. Let me give you a great example I have never hear one song or played on album by the band Haggard. For me to come out and say I like them or dislike them would be wrong. If I were to say they are dull with out hearing any of there music ever point you have made would hold true. I'm being a critic to something I have never heard I'm not being far to Haggard at that point.
The same would hold true for Floor example a band from my home state called Eva Under Fire. Unless Floor heard something by that band for her to have any opinion one way or the other is wrong. Because she would have no idea who they are. So she could not say they are a great band. She has never heard the music. She can't say they are a dull band she has never heard the music. Now if she went and listened to the band and did not like it and said she finds it dull. Then she would have ever right to say that.