Don Dokken once said that he and the rest of the Dokken band members thought that they would get rich once they signed a recording contract and started selling records.
He then goes on to say that for every dollar the band made, they had twenty cents to split four ways.
Since Don Dokken signed the original contract, Don was forced to sign a contract that was a equal four way split.
Lynch blamed Dokken for using songs that Lynch wrote, to get a record deal under the name of Dokken. And Dokken hated Lynch because Lynch wanted to change the name of the band. And in the end, their hate and blame led to solo careers.
A wise man once said to me that if I’m involved in something which goes wrong, to never blame others. The only person I can blame is myself. Because if I blame myself, then I am in a situation do something about it.
So going back to the original question, why do people get into music?
The answer to me is always the same. There is a need to create and write. As a byproduct, money might come in, but the need to create will always remain.
Going back to Lynch and Dokken, George Lynch hasn’t stopped creating. Don Dokken on the other hand has.