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