Adam Clayton of U2: The music fan is "an outdated idea".

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edited November 2009 in History of Rock
"The commercial challenges have to be confronted," bassist Adam Clayton said. "But I think, in a sense, the more interesting challenge is, 'What is rock 'n' roll in this changing world?' Because, to some extent, the concept of the music fan -- the concept of the person who buys music and listens to music for the pleasure of music itself -- is an outdated idea."

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I think a couple of questions need to be addressed:

1. What does that statement even mean, when it gets right down to it? And,

2. More importantly, is it true?

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