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Elton John Wants To 'Shut Down' The Internet

Elton John wants the internet 'shut down' because it is destroying good music.

The singer/composer tells a British paper: "The internet has stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff. Instead they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK but it doesn’t bode well for long-term artistic vision."

"It’s just a means to an end."

"We’re talking about things that are going to change the world and change the way people listen to music and that’s not going to happen with people on the internet."

"I mean, get out there — communicate. Hopefully the next movement in music will tear down the internet."

"Let’s get out in the streets and march and protest instead of sitting at home. I do think it would be an incredible experiment to shut down the whole internet for five years and see what sort of art is produced over that span."

"There’s too much technology available. I’m sure, as far as music goes, it would be much more interesting than it is today."

"In the early Seventies there were at least ten albums released every week that were fantastic. Now you’re lucky to find ten albums a year of that quality."

August 02, 2007 |

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