Stevie Nicks Says ‘The Internet Has Destroyed Rock.’
If I had a dollar for every time some old, 'I-live-with-my-head-under-the-sand' rock artist said something stupid about the web… I would still be a tech-blogger… But I would also have a pool of money. I’m not even sure where to begin disagreeing with what Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac has to say. I mean, come on, are her and John Mellencamp friends? Do they hang out on the weekends and yell at the kids playing on the front lawn? Does Nicks not understand that the Internet that’s 'destroying everything' is also the very means through which more musicians are gaining more opportunities than at any other moment in the entire history of recorded music. The Internet is so, so dumb. Let’s turn this junk technology off.
"The Internet has destroyed rock. Children no longer develop social graces. They don't hang out anymore… I'm financially stable. I'm okay. But what about the kids trying to make it in this business? If you're not an established band, if you don't have a hit single, they're gonna drop you. There are a lot of people out there as talented as we were, but they can't sustain being in a rock 'n' roll band for long without success. We were able to, but we're going to die out." (Read the rest.)