Alan McGee Quits Music Via Facebook Status Message

Oct 30th, 2008 // 4 Comments

The former Creation Records head and ex-Libertines manager on how he announced that he was exiting the music business after 25 years because as someone who actually enjoyed music, he felt kind of like a dinosaur: “It was on my Facebook…. My status said: ‘Glad I’m not a manager any more, I really recommend it.’ ” A better way to have done it would have been to add “There Must Be A Better Life” to his iLike queue, but maybe he didn’t want to get too high-concept. [BBC]


  1. moomintroll

    Not too much of a dinosaur to use Facebook though?

  2. Lucas Jensen

    Signing a band called the Cosmic Rough Riders is a problem.

  3. Dick Laurent is dead.

    Anyone who still likes Oasis that much probably should quit the biz.

  4. mike a

    …thus setting McGee up to discover some new middling band, which he will deem SO IMPORTANT as to pull him “out of retirement” and back into hype mode.

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