The music industry has been very good to Vince Neil and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Motley Crue[/lastfm]. They’ve earned millions of dollars, traveled the world, and have made bed with thousands of women.
So why would Vince Neil’s advice to young, aspiring musicians be to “Stay away from the music business”?
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With things like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other various forms of social media, Vince Neil thinks it’s way tougher to “make it” in this day and age.
In speaking with Newstimes.com, Neil said:
“It’s tough. There [are] so many different outlets for music now. Thirty years ago you had MTV; everybody watched MTV and everybody saw your video. There was one place to go; now there [are] thousands of places to go. It’s a lot tougher. There [are] more eyes out there; it’s just harder to get everybody to look at you at the same time.”
Also, with so many forms of interacting with your favorite rock stars via social media, it’s harder for musicians to maintain that same sort of novelty that earlier bands enjoyed for most of their careers.
“I think with all the social media everybody pretty much knows everything. What you’re doing and where you’ve been and where you’re going. It’s kind of hard to be secretive anymore.”
Neil also addressed the retirement rumors swirling around Motley Crue.
He reiterated many of the same points he said earlier in the week:
“Eventually it’s time to call it quits. I’ve been sitting on my boat in the Bahamas for the last month and just thinking about the future. There [are] a lot of really cool things coming up in my mind, and it might be the time to just kind of bow out. But I haven’t made a decision a hundred percent yet. It’s just a thought that’s been going through my head.”
Fans are still left wondering whether or not this will affect Motley Crue’s plans to join KISS on their tour later in the year.