Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Steve Miller Rants About Record Company Exec: “I wanted to pull him by his necktie and kick him in the nuts”


Who knew that Steve Miller would be the guy to finally put everyone in their place? I just love it.

Now Rolling Stone has published his rant about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by David Browne. You do understand Rolling Stone and Jann Wenner and the Hall are one in the same. It’s like Rolling Stone eating its own tail.

Anyway. Miller attacks the Rock Hall again. Just great. He also explains why he won’t give hsi record company another record.

“There is no record business. I record a lot of things. There is no record business. There’s no reason for me to spend any money producing stuff that a record company… All the people that were sitting in the front row tonight, like the guy that came from my record company, I wanted to pull him by his necktie and kick him in the nuts.”

I’m not sure who he means, exactly. He’s always been on Capitol Records, which is now part of the Universal Music Group. But that’s pretty recent. The old Capitol people are all gone. Steve Barnett runs the label. Lucian Grange runs UMG.

Miller says: “He’s made a billion dollars off my work over the last 50 years and the motherfucker just came over and introduced himself tonight. That cheery little thing. You know he won’t do any contract work, he won’t clean anything up, he won’t get anything done.”

I’m doing spit-takes. Some people call him Maurice. Indeed. For years, you know, Steve never had his photo on his albums. He didn’t believe in celebrity, just the music. I love that. And we still want to know about the Pompatus of Love.

He’s telling the truth. I’ve been telling you about the Rock Hall for years. He gets it.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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