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Steve Miller tells the truth about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Black Keys get upset… what about Freedom of Speech?

Steve Miller took part of a backstage interview at the Rock and Roll of Fame show and Steve gave his honest opinion which he had the right to. I listened to what he had to say about the Hall of Fame and I’ll admit that I agree with him. After thinking about it a while, the Hall of Fame is pretty much a joke, I’ll admit it. That’s what Steve Miller said and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys regrets inducting Steve Miller into the Hall of Fame ’cause Dan said Steve’s comments was “negative” and “hurtful” to the industry.

After reading this article, it looks to me that Rollingstone is siding with the Black Keys on this issue ’cause why? Jann Wenner is the founder/CEO of Rollingstone and he also put the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame together. Wenner has a huge hardon for the Black Keys, always did so no surprise there.


I think to me since that the Black Keys wants nothing to do with Steve Miller all of a sudden… they sound like they’re jealous of Steve’s success and legacy. Nothing more, nothing less. I mean… look how many hit songs that Steve Miller has got? Steve Miller has written tons of hit songs that still get played on FM radio… songs that we know and love like: “The Joker”, “Take Your Money and Run”, “Jungle Love”, “Fly Like An Eagle”, “Jet Airliner”, “Abracadabra”, etc.

How many hit songs do you hear of the Black Keys on the radio??? “Lonely Boy” maybe? That’s about it? The Black Keys are an overrated band anyways. I lost interest in them a long time ago.

Whatever happened to freedom of speech these days? It seems like each time someone wants to make an honest opinion, they’re automatically looked at as an asshole. That’s what Gene Simmons is going through as well.

It sounds like Steve Miller is regretting getting inducted. Fuck the Hall of Fame ’cause they snubbed the band YES again so I think I’m done with them.

On top of that, the Black Keys are fucking hypocrites accusing Steve of being hurtful and “negative” to the industry when Patrick Carney says hurtful things to Justin Bieber and his fans. So take that Dan, douchebag.


Now that I think about it, I think I’ll side with Patrick Carney after all, and here is why…

When TMZ caught up with Patrick Carney, the Black Keys drummer, and asked him about Justin Bieber not attending the Grammy’s, Patrick responded with this, “I dunno, he’s rich, right? Grammys are for, like, music, not for money. . . . He’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”

It angered a lot of Bieber fans (better known as Beliebers). Later Justin replied to him by saying he needs to be slapped around, with a “hahaha”, at the end of the sentence. It wasn’t really a threat, he was just having fun and joking around himself, that explains why he put the “hahaha”, at the end of it, so people wouldn’t take it serious. Sure enough, the Beliebers are hating on Patrick Carney, calling him the bully. They saw what Patrick said about Justin Bieber not being at the Grammy’s, was an attack.
What Patrick means by his comment, was that he wasn’t trying to imply that Justin didn’t deserve to be there at the Grammy’s. What Patrick was originally saying, was that Justin Bieber is too rich enough that people shouldn’t care whether or not he should be there. That’s what he meant by “he should be happy”. What Patrick said, really wasn’t an attack or a bash. It wasn’t threatening or bullying at all. He tried not to make it sound hateful. It was just an honest opinion.
Patrick really doesn’t have anything personal against Justin himself or the Beliebers. Look at Patrick’s twitter page. While Patrick has been replying to the Beliebers attacking him, Patrick tries his best to make his responses to them not so hateful, so he tries to make his responses humorous, and he also puts sad faces to their tweets. Patrick is not bullying the Beliebers at all, he’s just having fun and joking around with them. Patrick seems amazed at the kind of response he’s getting from the Beliebers. I can’t blame him. If I was in that situation, I would love it too if so many Beliebers were attacking me and hating on me. It would be awesome! This is how Patrick is feeling. He becomes addicted to it.
I’m sure Patrick is grown up enough and I’m sure he’s professional acting in the music business, it’s just that the paparazzi thing got way out of hand.
I realize, I’m doing a little flip flopping here, but after thinking about it here, Patrick do no wrong. The TMZ website, asked him a question, he answered it, and sure enough, the internet is all over it. That’s how the media, the internet and today’s industry works. Welcome to the world of fame, Patrick and Dan.

More on this Patrick Carney vs. Justin Bieber feud…

I just found Patrick Carney’s official twitter page, check it out, here.

As you can see, Patrick seems to be enjoying himself with this feud. All you see on Patrick’s twitter are retweets of Bieber fans insulting Patrick ’cause of what he said about Justin. Patrick would also respond to Bieber fans with smartass comments, so Patrick is definitely enjoying this and finding this entertaining. I’ll admit, I find some of Patrick’s responses funny as hell. I think the “swurple” comment is the funniest. Patrick seems to be obsessed with Bieber fans responding to him.

You know you’ve made it in the industry when you get Bieber fans, pissed off, lol!!!! (kidding)

At the same time though, it also seems like he doesn’t like it, ’cause he tweeted this, “It’s cool when you get cornered outside your hotel by a guy with a camera and they ask you a dumb question and then put it on TV. :(”

Instead of apologizing to Justin and moving on, he keeps at it. Wish he would knock of the bullshit and concentrate on the music with the Black Keys. Patrick is a talented drummer and all. He’s pretty sick at the drum kit actually, but if he wants to make it in the business, he needs to act like a professional. He’s becoming even more famous because of his feud with Justin instead of the music and that’s not a healthy way to get successful.


Thought: Patrick Carney vs. Justin Bieber feud…

There’s a lot of controversy over this, so I thought I would respond my quick thoughts on this story. TMZ has caught up with Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, and they asked him a question about Justin Bieber that sparked outrage with the public. Patrick said, “He’s rich right? Grammys are for, like, music. Not for money… and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.” Justin responded back to him on his twitter saying he needs to be slapped up.

More on the story, here.

Here’s the thing. Before the Black Keys released their major label album, “El Camino”, they were just a small indie band. They weren’t very well known before that album. Now that they are starting to become commercial and mainstream, they’re gonna have to start dealing with being a “celebrity”, instead of a rock band. They have to watch every word they say now because the media will be all over it. Patrick has been outspoken about other things before but that’s how the media works.

It’s great that a rock band like the Black Keys is getting fame and mainstream recognition, but the way the music industry is today, it isn’t a good time for any rock band to become famous now. The Black Keys are a great rock band, they’re talented. Now that they are famous, Patrick and Dan are going to be looked at as bad guys ’cause their music is different than everyone else in the industry. The Black Keys aren’t a pop, r&b or a rap band. They are strictly blues rock.

Since Patrick said that comment about Justin Bieber, sure enough, all the Bieber fans and supporters stick up for him, and they think Patrick is a bully now just for being honest. That’s how their little “clique” works.

So who am I siding with? I’m sure you’re going to think I’m siding with Patrick on this one, but honestly, I’m kind of neutral on this one. Sure Patrick has the right to say what he wants but if he doesn’t want to be in hot water for this, then he should have avoided TMZ or the paparazzi altogether. In my opinion, I think Patrick has a lot to learn about celebrity and fame. He still has the rock star attitude in him as you can see and the way pop culture is, they won’t welcome that.

Justin Bieber isn’t innocent in this either. He needs to learn that the world doesn’t revolve around him just because he’s the world’s famous pop star. When you start seeing other celebrities like Patrick Carney and many others calling out Justin Bieber, that means we’re all getting tired of the Justin Bieber hype. It is why the kid needs to slow down in his career. The kid never takes any time off. He has to work all the time.

In my opinion, I think The Black Keys guys, Dan and Patrick should drop the major label and go back to indie, before the mainstream destroys them and it’s already happening.


Music I’ve became addicted to lately…

I’ve been introduced to some new music artists & bands in the music industry, that I’ve became addicted to listening to. They are a few rock artists I’ve recently discovered.

The Black Keys – This is a band that only has two members, Dan Auerbach on guitar/vocals and Patrick Carney on the drums. I purchased two albums by them in Itunes, “Attack & Release” and “Brothers”. This is a very good band and they’ve become my new obsession. Great songwriters, tight, and really good guitar work, vocal harmony too. I love these guys. I would collect all their albums.

Arcade Fire – I also have all three of their albums in Itunes. “Funeral”, “Neon Bible” and “The Suburbs”. It is great rock n’ roll. All 3 albums are fantastic and looking forward to more music by them up ahead.

Ray Lamontagne – I’ve been seeing him perform on late night TV talk shows such as Fallon, Letterman, Leno, etc. I finally got his latest album, “God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”, and it just blew my mind. It’s a beautifully written album. This guy is a true talent in the music industry today.

This is some of the stuff I’ve been listening to on my Ipod lately, listening to this stuff while I work out at the Y. A lot of people like to listen to a single song on Ipods, like a radio or something. I’ve never listened to music like that. I’ve always listened to full albums. I don’t see how people can listen to just hit songs on an Ipod. Not me.

If you want to appreciate your love for music, you listen to the whole damn album.