Vince Neil Warns Musicians Not To Get In The Music Biz

Longtime Mtley Cre crooner Vince Neil says the music business has changed exponentially since his band first started dishing out hair metal.

Vince Neil Warns Musicians Not To Get In The Music Biz
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Longtime Mtley Cre crooner Vince Neil says the music business has changed exponentially since his band first started dishing out hair metal in the '80s. What's his advice for upcoming musicians? "Don't get in the business," he laughed, speaking with NewsTimes.com. "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." Neil added that very little is secret in today's music industry, and fans have a much more intimate relationship with their favorite rock personalities thanks to social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook: "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." For Cre fans wondering if the guys are planning to splinter soon, Neil added to that speculation. "Eventually it's time to call it quits," he said. "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." Thanks for the report to Anne Erickson, Gibson.com.

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    KnuckleHeads
    "I think with all the social media everybody pretty much knows everything. What youre doing and where youve been and where youre going. Its kind of hard to be secretive anymore. Don't get into the social media networks then genius
    sultanchelsis
    I love Motely, but Vince Neil is a fat, lazy piece of shit. I saw them last June at the Hollywood Bowl, and he sang every other word. No one should pay him any attention.
    Pagan_Poetry
    BOYERxBREAKDOWN wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: Petey D wrote: ^It's been over twenty years, let it go. Orr he just got arrested for it again last year. Good job, buddy. Really. Know your stuff. Just because you know your stuff doesn't mean you're funny.
    Haha wowww you're really trying to shut me down today eh? Never said I was. Who said I was trying to be? Half of my comments are absolute nonsense and the other half are opinion. I don't post comments to amuse people like you, so stop thinking that. I'm glad you're a fan of my posts as you have paid acute attention to a few of them so far. Got a lot of time on your hands, bud? If it takes me no time to think up most of my stupid posts, you shouldn't take any time analyzing them.
    davem27
    he's kinda right. 20years ago you could probably join a band, make records and make a living. nowadays records wont sell and do people even watch mtv anymore? but i guess its not too bad, cus at least you can promote yourself on the internet a lot
    Pagan_Poetry
    Petey D wrote: ^It's been over twenty years, let it go.
    Orr he just got arrested for it again last year. Good job, buddy. Really. Know your stuff.
    Pagan_Poetry
    What's so different about it? They actually sentence you to jail if you drive drunk now?
    maiden7x
    Don't discourage young musicians just because it's a bigger world than it was when you were starting out. Its called a dream for a reason. No one said it'd ever be easy, and musicians looking to hit it big the easy way need to go home.
    explosionate
    If you are serious about a music career, your wisest option is to go to college and get a degree in something like audio engineering or business. Something relevant, but well paid. Perhaps look into some kind of music minor as well. The point is, when you decide to pursue a music career after school, you have better knowledge in how to keep such a career alive. If that career fails, you have the degree to fall back on. Or you can get a real job with the degree and start to finance a music career.
    ghostmastery
    Some of the stuff he is saying doesn't seem to make it harder, just different. For example, he say that "there [are] more eyes out there; it's just harder to get everybody to look at you at the same time", and that "now there [are] thousands of places to go." While this makes it harder for a band to make it big, it seems it would make it easier for a band to find a small fanbase.
    CinderellaFan14
    maide7x wrote:
    musicians looking to hit big the easy way need to go home
    That's not what Vince is saying. What he's saying is that it's much harder to become a famous musician now than it was 30 years ago. He pretty much said that the main reason why many bands became famous is because there was one outlet for all the bands to play their music and that one outlet is all the world watched: MTV. He said MTV was the place and one of the main reason a lot of bands were even noticed. Now, not so much. You have to play pop-rock or just pop in order to be heard on the radio these days. Vince is saying it's a lot harder now to become famous, or even scarcely known. There are a few, new great bands that play hard rock and glam metal, and they are barely heard of. He's also saying it's harder for new musicians because it's hard for the older rock groups from the 70's and 80's to survive in the modern music world!
    Maiden95
    "Don't enter the music biz kids cause you probably won't get a boat in the Bahamas like me."
    BOYERxBREAKDOWN
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: Petey D wrote: ^It's been over twenty years, let it go. Orr he just got arrested for it again last year. Good job, buddy. Really. Know your stuff.
    Just because you know your stuff doesn't mean you're funny.