I understand the Beastie Boys fan base is no longer in the MTV demographics. But what the hell is their sister network VH1 doing? The kind of trash that is on VH1 is an embarrassment to a first world country.
The latest R&R HOF moved from VH1 to FUSE a couple of years ago. Now it's not even on FUSE. It's on HBO tonight(incidentally, MCA couldnt accept as he was obvious;ly very sick when it happened). Shouldn't VH1 be the natural successor for the 80s and 90s band news? Instead VH1 is probably even more immature. VH1's last music related brainchild was the Behind the Music series. And while I realize youtube is where fans get together now to express their feeling about a band and is the defactor music channel now, there is still room for old school media. Sirius Radio had their backspin and Alt Music channels dedicate tribute live call-in blocks for the death of MCA and they got a ton of calls. I remember when Kurt Cobain died, MTV was the place to watch all the news to get some closure. FUSE is really blowing a chance to get some viewers with their poor production quality of shows and their lack of nimbleness in dealing with breaking news.
BTW, I am one of the few who got tired of the Sabotage video a long time ago. It was fun for a couple of times. I still love HEY LADIES and NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN. Those two videos had something fun to discuss in every scene. Not to mention Sure Shot with DJ Hurricane mugging for the camera.
Edited by SteakHead, May 5, 2012 @ 4:48 PM.