Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Doesn't Want Fans To Miss Hidden Gems
He tells fans, "When I was scrounging through record shops as a kid you usually (unless you just shopped for single's) bought the whole album. I always fell deeper in love with the band because 'ALL' their songs spoke to me. Of course some jumped out at you right away while other's grew on you but you didn't skip any songs, you would listen from top to bottom over and over again.
"When I started making albums I alway believed the WHOLE album was the adventure. Of course there is the lead single for radio but when did THAT become the whole experience?
I talk to more and more people everyday who tell me they only buy singles now. iTunes hasn't helped for that of course. We have asked them many times to bundle our album as one download so fans wouldn't cherry pick the hits and miss the hidden gems but its nots part of their business model. I love iTunes and buy music almost daily from it but it still frustrates me. I just wish more people clicked 'BUY ALBUM'.
"Maybe I am old fashioned in how I believe music should be listened to but I refuse to ever buy just a bands single. I always buy the WHOLE album. I encourage you to do the same. Tecnology may have changed but the fact that a band makes a WHOLE album for you hasn't. Dig deep and I promise you, you will fall deeper in love with the artist than you ever could only listening to one song."
Sixx then asked his fans to share their thoughts about the issue. As of Sunday night, over 5000 fans have shared their opinion. You can read the responses here.