Mellencamp Likens The Internet To Atomic Bomb

John Mellencamp. What a well-known, thoughtful artist, who always has such insightful things to say about the music business. His erudite commentary on the evolution of our culture is intelligent and will be a hot topic for further discussion:

image from www.aceshowbiz.com "The Internet is the most dangerous thing invented since the atomic bomb. It's destroyed the music business. It's going to destroy the movie business… After a few generations, [Rock 'n' roll] gone… at the end of the day, they're gonna say: 'Yeah, there was this band called the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, and this guy named Bob Dylan... And the rest of us? We're just gonna be footnotes. And I think that that's OK. I'm happy" (Read the rest.)

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  1. Rock is doing awesome right now. What is this asterisk in some Hartland Rock catalogue talking about?

  2. His new album is being well received. I gave it a listen and it is quite good. I like his old fuddy duddy commentary. His opinion mirrors what a lot of older folks think. Indie rock is doing well, but your average music listener is not hearing it, only pop music. I like pop music but it shouldn’t be the only thing heard.

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