Tommy Lee Will Never Make Another Album Again
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee seems to have accepted the reality of today’s music business and feels singles are the way to go. While there are various views about the subject, Lee believes he will not make another full album.
Speaking to Noisecreep, Lee says that the continuous decline of CD sales has made him realize creating records is a thing of the past.
“To tell you the truth, I think the days of making a record, for me personally, are over,” reveals Lee. “After this last Methods of Mayhem record I did I’ll never make another full record I think. It’s a waste of time cause people can only ingest a song at a time, so why not make bitching songs at a time and release them. If you want to call them singles, great, whatever; or at its maximum, an EP, four songs, done, boom. I just really feel like the days of the entire record are long gone.”
Lee cites the ever-growing forms of entertainment as one of the main reasons for the disinterest shown by fans on listening to an album from beginning to end.
“Maybe it’s my child-like short attention span, but I’m not a fan of that long, drawn-out f—ing album anymore. I don’t think most people are; if you look at sales most people are buying songs at a time and they’re just not really buying records. That’s just a sign of the times. There’s so much more out there to play with that grabbing anybody’s attention and keeping it there for an hour and a half, good luck.”
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Do you agree with Tommy Lee about albums being obsolete?