Stevie Nicks Hates The Internet

Seems like most celebs these days aren’t big fans of this little invention we call the internet. Aside from ruining rock music, Stevie Nicks also says that people aren’t developing their social skills anymore because of the internet.

“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.”

Ok, I see where she’s going with this on the social graces thing. Stevie has a point there. But is the rock music thing really the internet’s fault???

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  2. Anonymous says

    I have friends who have moved far away and we don’t get to see each other as much as we like…I think facebook is a wonderful tool.

  3. Jan says

    On the other hand you have someone posting on youtube and then becoming a huge sensation when it would have taken them years to get that far.

  4. JesseJ says

    Oops, forgot to add:
    Pop music and major record labels should also be blamed for destroying rock music. Since the early 60’s music has been about business and money, but in the last 15 years it has gotten SO bad that you don’t need to know HOW to sing to be a singer.

    In the end record labels only sell what people are buying, so who is really the one to blame?

  5. izzybella says

    I agree with JesseJ on this one! The music by itself has really gone downhill, I dont think its much because of the internet per-say, but more because of the sociaty in general, and the industry in particular. Its not even about talent anymore, but about appearances. so if anyone’s to blame, it is the superficiality in this world, and not the internet.

  6. audrey says

    When one of the biggest pop ‘singers’ of the day goes out on tour and doesn’t sing a note live–that isn’t the fault of any one but the record company who signed the talentless bimbo and then promoted her to death to make people think she was the second coming. And that is just one person. Every label seems to have a healthy roster of auto tuned stars, with no real talent other than looking sexy, or in need of a bath. That is the problem with music today–all flash and no substance.
    As for social graces–I get what Stevie means.

  7. anonymous says

    I get her point, let’s face it with the internet who really buys music anymore when you can get it for free.

  8. Anonymous says

    I don’t really get her point. First of all, why does being a successful rock band have to do with social graces? And I would also like to point out that numerous scientific studies show absolutely NO decline in hanging out time among kids!! It is a popular myth that internet time has replaced face-to-face interactions.
    Second, it has ALWAYS been extremely difficult to be a successful rock band. You can probably count the number of truly successful and long lasting rock bands on two hands.
    The one thing I do think the internet is responsible for is promoting image over sound, although we can probably trace this back to the creation of MTV. These days beauty trumps talent, which is truly a sad thing for rock n’ roll music.

  9. JesseJ says

    Its not the internet that is at fault, its people. The majority has gotten used to such untalented singers that many have forgotten what a good singer sounds like. Nowadays its completely acceptable to use auto-tune while performing “live” or just just lip-synch. This is NOT a sign of a good singer. If SINGERS could sing live in the 60’s and 70’s every other night without half of the sleep the fancy pop singers of today are getting, obviously something HAS changed.