You know, the economy is pretty bad, and on top of all that, we have SOPA/PIPA/ACTA to worry about, so what better time for a musician to make a joke about wealth, eh? Here’s what David Lee Roth said in a recent interview:
“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better. Totally better.”
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This is exactly why people illegally download music with a big smile on their face. I’m not saying it’s right, but when you see musicians flaunting their wealth on TV and in interviews, you kinda understand why people would not care about copyrighted work.
Granted, it’s not the Metallicas and Van Halens of the music industry who suffer because of piracy, it’s the small bands who might have been the new Metallica or the new Van Halen — but will never get the chance. Anyway, all I’m saying is, when you joke about how good it is to be rich, or how awesome it is to tour in a private jet, you’re kind of giving the green light to people to log out of Amazon and iTunes and log in to Demonoid and The Pirate Bay.