CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon has revealed to ChartAttack.com that the band has parted ways with DRT Entertainment and is currently without a record label. Fallon refers to the band as "free agents," but seeing that CLUTCH have gone down the major label road before (1998's "The Elephant Riders" appeared on Columbia and 2001's "Pure Rock Fury" was released on Atlantic), don't expect them to do it again."Their business models are so antiquated," Fallon said. "It would make sense if we were a platinum band, but we're not even pushing gold records. "We make our money selling T-shirts on the road. We'll do whatever makes the most sense. That doesn't necessarily mean the biggest check, it just means the most honest business relationship." Regarding the nu metal label that has been previously applied to the group, Fallon said, "I think maybe it's some lazy rock journalism. We've played with some of those bands, so maybe they drew that association. "Our philosophy is that we'll play with anybody anywhere anytime, and not snub our noses because they don't meet some kind of aesthetic, but I never understood that [label]. We've also been compared to Helmet when we started out, and then later on stoner rock, or what have you. People are compelled to put labels on things for marketing reasons or for writing reasons, and sometimes people do a good job of it and more often than not they do a lazy job of it."
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