I was kinda "Bruced out" after the last tour tbh. The Broadway thing was unjustifiable price wise and I went to 3 Joad gigs in London back in the day so already knew I prefer full band shows. Not to say I don't like acoustic stuff but a year on Broadway just seemed a bit indulgent on his part.
Anyhoo, I like the guy for his music and the rest is kinda peripheral to me. He does a commercial? Big deal. Doesn't make me think Backstreets, Thunder Road and Racing In The Street are any less works of genius. He's human. If doing a commercial is some sort of fall from grace then maybe people are