Stevie Nicks: “The Internet Has Destroyed Rock”
First it was Prince and now [lastfm]Stevie Nicks[/lastfm] has it out for the internet. The [lastfm]Fleetwood Mac[/lastfm] songstress is pointing her finger at the web and claiming it’s existence is making it harder for young musicians to make a living and a name for themselves. Nicks shared her opinion with the NYDailyNews:
The internet has destroyed rock. Children no longer develop social graces. They don’t hang out anymore. I’m financially stable. I’m OK. 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 (Fleetwood Mac) 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.
Stevie Nicks is an amazingly talented woman, but her statement seems to hop on the “musicians who despise the internet band wagon.” [lastfm]John Mellencamp [/lastfm]is also a member of the club. He recently refered to the internet as an “atomic bomb.”
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