Doyle Only Does Meet and Greets Because ‘Scumbags’ Steal Music, Praises Taylor Swift
For those fans who disagree with the notion of having to pay to meet their favorite artists, Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein has an explanation for why it's necessary. In a recent interview with The Liquid Conversations about current trends in the music industry, he claims he only does meet and greets because "scumbags" steal music. Ultimate Guitar transcribed highlights of the interview.
"The thing that sucks the most about it is that everybody steals music. You spend thousands and thousands of dollars to make a record and all of these scumbags are just stealing it.
And then they want more, and then you're a dick because you're doing a meet 'n' greet for 50 fucking bucks to make up for it, which you don't want to do. You think I want to meet all these fucking people? I don't.
When I'm done, I just want to take a shower and go to bed. I just worked, so…"
Doyle goes on to argue that there should be a $10,000 fine for stealing music, and that streaming services like Spotify are detrimental because fans pay a small fee per month to hear the song as many times as they want, and the artists hardly get paid for it.
Illegal downloading, he claims, is the most difficult part of growing as an artist. "It's a fucking important job that should be paid a lot more. We keep everybody from killing each other. We're the entertainment," he adds.
When asked about his opinion of pop music, particularly artists like Taylor Swift, Doyle says, "Do you know how hard that girl fucking works? She doesn't stop all day. I guarantee you."
Hear more of Doyle's chat with The Liquid Conversations below.
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