In a recent interview with Wirtualna Polska from Poland, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash talked about the current situation of music industry.
He said that ‘Internet basically killed the music industry.’ Here’s the statement:
“Back in the late ’90s/early millennium, when everybody was doing the file-sharing thing, the Internet basically killed the music industry. Now, we’ve sort of come out of it with the streaming services, but they don’t pay anywhere near the royalties that buying a CD or a record pays.
It’s definitely hurt the music business in a big way. It’s easier for customers, but it’s definitely not doing any favors to the actual artists.”
On how he become a legendary guitarist, he said:
“I had a lot of crises with other people who were trying to get me to do something that I didn’t want to do, or weren’t agreeing with my dedication to the guitar because it was taking time away from other things. I had a lot of that.
I had a lot of people telling me to give it up — that there were too many guitar players. But I never got bored with it myself. That’s probably how I got through it all.”
“Everybody calls me a workaholic. I think it’s just that I really love what it is that I do, and in order to be able to do it, you have to be at it all the time. You can’t just sort of hang around.
I mean, some people do that, but I’m not like that. I’m like, ‘I want to make a new record. I want to go on the road. I want to go make another record. I want to go back on the road.’ Maybe it’s a workaholic thing, but I love jamming. I love playing.”
Watch entire interview below. Click here for the source.