gave rock fans and everyone who liked his Facebook quite a bashing, accusing the guitar-driven community for destroying the genre.
Chatting with 14-year-old radio host Miles "the Shoe" Schuman
, Bach couldn't held wondering why only a number equivalent to 0.5% of his 800,000 Facebook fans had purchased his new album "Give 'Em Hell
.""I can't complain, because 'Kicking & Screaming' came in at No. 72 on the Top 200, and 'Give 'Em Hell' came in at No. 71, so I'm not in a position to complain, but I have to say this, I have go to say the following statement,"
the vocalist kicked off (via Blabbermouth
)."I have over 800,000 people that like my Facebook page, that read every word I write on my Facebook page - over 800,000 - and yesterday, it said - 75,000 or 80,000 people are talking about it. I would like to thank the 5,000 out of the 800,000 that got my record, and I would like to ask the other 795,000 people, 'Why are you on my page? Are you there to look at the pictures? Is that why you're there? 'Cause that's simple. If that's what you want, I'll put some pictures up, or whatever.'"But I have no clue, when it says 800,000 people and 70,000 people today are talking about this, what are you talking about? What? Like, what are you talking about?
[Laughs] I don't get it. Like, what? What? What? 'Oh, he's got a new record out. I've loved him for years. I'm not gonna buy that.'
[Laughs] I don't get it. I don't understand. I don't get it. I don't know why you're on my page. Like, for what? Why? What?
[Laughs] I totally don't get it,"
Accusing the fans of killing rock 'n' roll, the singer noted, "
[The fact that rock albums don't sell a lot of copies nowadays is] way beyond me, bro. Country music fans go out and buy the CD. Rappers go out and buy the CD. Justin Bieber fans go out and get the CD. I've got 800,000 people on my page, and 795,000 of them don't get it.
[Laughs] Thanks! Killer! Thank you! I appreciate that. Thank you, rock and rollers."It's up to the music fans. It's, like, you read rockers
[complaining about how], 'Oh, rock is dying,' and everything. Yeah, you're killing it. Unless you're down at Best Buy buying your favorite band's new album, don't talk about rock being dead, because you're the one murdering it. Country music is alive and well, rap music is kicking a-s. So I don't know what to say,"