Rockers Say Being On MTV Doesn’t Make You Rich

Ernest A. Jasmin of The Tacoma News Tribune profiled several rockers who despite getting a lot of MTV and radio airplay, aren’t exactly living the stereotypical bling-bling life of a rock star. drummer Damon De La Paz told Jasmin, “I used to think if you were on MTV you had pretty much made it. You had money, and you probably had a house and stuff. And that’s not the case at all. I have a lot of friends on MTV that still live with their mom. Like the guys, I know a lot of them still live with their moms. The New Found (Glory) guys still stay with their mom, and they’re all over MTV. We were on MTV for a long time doing really well, and we were still paying rent and living in crappy little apartments. This day and age you have to do a lot to make money.”

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