Stevie Nicks: “The Internet Has Destroyed Rock”

By David Chiu
|  Sunday, Aug 22, 2010  |  Updated 9:03 AM CDT
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Rock goddess Stevie Nicks isn’t exactly thrilled about what has happened to the music industry these days and fears that younger artists’ careers are going to be impacted as a result.

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Rock goddess Stevie Nicks isn’t exactly thrilled about what has happened to the music industry these days and fears that younger artists’ careers are going to be impacted as a result.

"The Internet has destroyed rock,” the 62-year-old singer told The Daily News. “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."

Before it ever comes to that, Nicks still has some music left in her. She revealed that she is currently working on a new album with Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart.

"I've never before written anything with anybody else," she said about working with Stewart. "This is a great opportunity to do something new. I now understand why John Lennon and Paul McCartney worked so well together. You feed so much off each other."

The singer described the upcoming record as "a full-blown rock 'n' roll album with some beautiful ballads. And it's been fantastic and funky working at home."

According to Nicks’ official Web site, she will be touring in Verona, N.Y., Atlantic City, and Mashantucket, Conn. for the rest of the month.

 Selected Reading: New York Daily News


 

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