Steve Miller Slams Rock Hall In New Interview

(hennemusic) Steve Miller continues to rant about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame following his comments backstage and on stage during his induction into the institution at an April 8 ceremony at New York's Barclays Center.

The legendary rocker made some headlines with a rambling speech backstage before the press that slammed organizers for the way artists are treated, covering everything from the legalities in licensing music to the cost of tickets.

"The whole experience should be completely redesigned and become much more artist-friendly," says Miller in a new interview with Rolling Stone. "Starting from who you can invite, what you can do, how long you can play, what you can say. The whole thing is sort of an amateur production and doing this is harder than doing a 20-city tour."

"This whole industry sucks and this little get-together you guys have here is like a private boys' club and it's a bunch of jacka**es and jerks and gangsters and crooks who've stolen everything from an artist. Telling the artist to come out here and tap dance."

"I came out here for my fans," continued Miller. "I came out for the people who take it seriously. And if the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame wants to be taken seriously, they need to put their books out in the public. They need to become transparent. They need to stop lying. They need to stop all the b.s. and they need to clean it up and they need to expand it. They need to include a lot more people. And the most important thing is the board of this organization really needs to enlarge their gene pool. I think you understand." Read more here.

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