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Stevie Nicks: 'The Internet Has Destroyed Rock'

August 25th, 2010 12:30pm EDT

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks is convinced the internet has "destroyed" rock 'n' roll because young bands are no longer given the chance to develop if they don't achieve instant success.

The Fleetwood Mac singer is vehemently opposed to the expansion of the internet, blaming the growth of the online music industry for stifling upcoming talent and discouraging youngsters from socializing with their peers.

She tells the New York Daily News, "The internet has destroyed rock. Children no longer develop social graces. They don't hang out anymore. I'm financially stable. I'm OK. But what about the kids trying to make it in this business? If you're not an established band, if you don't have a hit single, they're (the record labels) gonna drop you. There are a lot of people out there as talented as we (Fleetwood Mac) were, but they can't sustain being in a rock 'n' roll band for long without success. We were able to, but we're going to die out."

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