Steve Miller, Punk Rocker

After being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, multiplatinum selling classic rocker Steve Miller had some unexpectedly choice words for the institution:

It wasn’t very overwhelming. It was a lazy kind of night with a bunch of fat cats at the dinner table. It’s not a real pleasant experience to tell you the truth…You tell me what the hell is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what does it do besides talk about itself and sell postcards?

I don’t know why it took the artist responsible for “Fly Like an Eagle” to finally point out the absurdity of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, but more power to him. The worst thing that pop music ever did was build a shrine to itself.

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