MTV News did a segment about musicians using the internet in 1994.
Kurt Loder investigates the new trend of musicians using the internet. I doubt this trend will last,
Jennifer Finch of L7 describes all the cool things you can do on the Warner Bros Records board (hint: not very much):
She reveals that Nikki Sixx's email was apparently SIXXDOG@AOL.com:
Even in 1994, Jennifer understands the gross underbelly of the internet comment section:
They interview a guy who wrote a book, "Email Addresses of the Rich and Famous"
This guy snagged the AOL name "MADONNA" and has been answering fan emails to her.
Unsurprisingly, the emails send to MADONNA@AOL.com are pretty crazy:
This killjoy says they don't approve of people pretending to be celebrities on AOL:
Most importantly, Chuck D reveals he's a hunt-and-peck-method typist:
Here's the number to call to get a CD download of America Online. I dunno, frankly this whole "internet" thing seems a little shady to me. I advise you to skip it.
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