THIN LIZZY Guitarist Scott Gorham was caught whining like a little girl during an interview this week!
I guess nobody ever told the guy, it's not cool to wine like a little girl when you're a grown man, grow up! He just had to point out, "Illegal Music Downloading Is Killing Bands' Careers." Is it? Scott Gorham didn't stop there..he just had to get his panties in a bunch..he went on to slam music "fans" who download albums illegally; claiming that bands will be forced to split due to reduced revenues.
Scott Gorham obviously isn't the brightest crayon in the box and not being the sharpest tool in the shed, he went on to cry: "musicians are reaching the point where falling physical sales and illegal file-sharing means they can no longer make a living. I just feel the whole download trend is capable of really damaging the music." Well let me tell you this, don't sit around and whine do something about it..like, oh I don't know...get out there and tour! That's an idea..just sayin'. He went on to whine, "Suddenly musicians and bands have no control over who can get ahold of their music and often there’s no financial return. I hope a new regulatory system comes into place sooner or later." Gees, this guys whining is non-stop...I would hate to be on the road with this guy, I would probably kill him or better yet toss him out the window!
I give his band members mad props for putting up with this idiot! Maybe if Scott Gorham stopped whining for a second to consider reality, he would learn something. For one, there's always been sharing. Whether it's bootlegged tapes or borrowed and ripped CDs, people have always swapped music. With that being said, online music sharing helps get it out there. Spreading music over the internet has helped A LOT of bands get well-known, much more than they ever would without it. Plus this guy needs to get his numbers straight, because the actual revenue from album sales isn't -that- big. There's more from live shows and merchandise overall, which will only be increased from file-sharing! The record labels are the ones really being hurt from music sharing. Last but not least some people (like myself) use music sharing as a way to sample music. If I like an album enough, it's nice to have it on the shelf, in my collection.
A lot of bands want royalties that's understandable, but the music industry has changed; so change with it. Expand your ideas, think outside the box! There's a million bands out there trying to make it big as oppose to back in the 80's when there was only a select number of them. That means you have to work even harder then you had to back in the day; in this day and age, you can't just sit around with your thumb up your ass and expect to get paid for it!
I've noticed a tun of bands seem to forget that it's not all sex, drugs and rock&roll; it's hard work! That means merch sale's, touring your ass off, building your fan base and once you've established a huge following, come up with a perfume if you have to; Britney Spears did it..hello use your brain! If you work hard at anything for long enough, you're absolutely going to be successful at what you do! If you're out there touring non-stop, coming up with great ideas, getting your name out there, establishing a large fan base, selling merch at shows, then you're making money. If you're lazy as fuck and just sit around with your thumb up your butt complaining all day, that's your own damn fault! Can somebody please get Gorham a reality check?! I'm done talking about this.