Steve Miller is still seething over his experience with being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He sat with Rolling Stone after his induction and continued his tirade, saying the ceremony is “sort of an amateur production and doing this is harder than doing a 20-city tour… Everybody is kind of [jerk]… And every artist you talk to will tell you that. You’re lucky that everybody didn’t walk out. It was very very close. If you’re an investigative reporter, get busy.”
And Miller has also had it with the record industry: “There is no record business… All the people that were sitting in the front row [at the ceremony], like the guy that came from my record company, I wanted to pull him by his necktie and kick him in the nuts… He’s made a billion dollars off my work over the last 50 years and he 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. This whole industry sucks, and this little get-together you guys have here is like a private boys’ club, and it’s a bunch of jackasses and jerks and gangsters and crooks who’ve stolen everything from an artist. Telling the artist to come out here and tap dance.”
Steve Miller’s suggestions for fixing things. “If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wants to be taken seriously, they need to put their books out in the public… And the most important thing is the board of this organization really needs to enlarge their gene pool. I think you understand.”