Sixx:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba recently spoke to From Hero To Zero in a talk that can be seen below.
Ashba spoke about the differences between being a musician today and when he first started out, saying: “Well, I started before the Internet, so I think the Internet has changed the game significantly.
“Back in the day… What I miss about no Internet is there was a mystique about a rock star. Now you can follow every little move on Snapchat, which is cool too, but it’s just a whole different time, you know.”
Ashba admitted that he initially balked at accepting the Internet as the current way people communicated with each other and obtained information, however feels he has been won over by the medium.
“I think, like everybody else did, I thought, in the beginning, ‘Okay, this isn’t gonna last.’ This AOL, dial-up thing, I didn’t really understand it, because there were no web sites,” he explained. “And then all of a sudden, a couple of web sites [popped up]. But it was mostly you’d go on and, ‘You’ve got mail,’ and you checked your mail.
“I remember the first time they wanted a credit card,” he continued. “I was, like, ‘You guys are high. You ain’t getting my credit card.’ Now, it’s, like, you don’t shop without going online.
“I love the Internet more than life. I’m such a technological… I love techie stuff. I just love it. I embrace it,” he concluded.
Sixx:A.M. released the first volume of “Prayers For The Damned” on April 29 via Eleven Seven Music.
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