Monday, November 08, 2010

Can MTV Return to the “Glory Days” of Actually Playing Music Videos?

That is the question posed by the folks at Popeater.

My answer – I doubt it. Besides the only “glory days” that the network actually had was two hours on Sunday nights for a little show called 120 Minutes. Other than that it was a pretty bad influence on the music industry. Thanks to MTV one of the prerequisites for becoming a rock/pop star now is that you have to be beautiful. There was a time when rock stars were ass ugly (Styx anyone?) but the closest thing that we’ve had to an unattractive rock star in the past 20 years is The Darkness and they were little more than a one hit wonder.

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