John Mellencamp Compares Internet to 'Atomic Bomb'
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:18:46
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Roots rocker John Mellencamp has said that the Internet is the most dangerous invention "since the atomic bomb" at a public seminar at the Grammy Museum on Tuesday, August 17, according to reports by Reuters. That is a very vivid statement for the Midwestern Rock God to make, but his reasoning makes sense.
"It's destroyed the music business. It's going to destroy the movie business," said the veteran blue-collar rocker about cyberspace. While on the surface, Mellencamp's comments might seem out of touch with modernity, he does have a point. The genesis of the Internet has destroyed the music business as we know it. It does not spell the end of recorded music or music as entertainment; it destroys the current working model, which is marked by some excesses that should be toned down.
Do you agree with Mellencamp's assessment of the Interwebs? Or do you think bands can get the word out faster and better because of the information age?