Another interesting angle is what do we do with covers? I personally like Joan Jett's cover of GG's "Do You Wanna Touch Me" and I don't feel that icky about it because it's one generation removed from GG.101Walterton wrote: ↑15 Feb 2019, 4:39pmVery interesting debate with no right or wrong answers. My personal view is similar to Heston’s in that the crimes committed by GG and LP are so serious I cannot seperate them from the person / music.
Marky you raise an interesting point about punishing the innocent members of a band through lack of royalties but as we know royalties funded GG raping children through SE Asia for years and probably bought his freedom from prosecution allowing him to continue his crimes.
Lori Mattix claims she lost her virginity to David Bowie when she was 14. If that's true - it's pretty creepy. She was in middle school when it happened. It makes me feel icky - but I'm also not going to throw my Bowie albums in the trash.
The crimes of guys like GG or Ian Watkins are horrible. They deserve to be locked up. I have zero sympathy for them. If Ryan Adams gets tossed in jail for his online fling with a 14-year-old - I also won't feel bad for him. That said - why do we give guys like Bowie and Page and Jagger a pass? My god, how many underage girls had Gene Simmons slept with?