Is it really that hard to understand? I listen to hundreds of bands. I don't have time to visit all of their individual websites regularly. Similarly, if I subscribed to their posts on Facebook, my news feed would be overwhelmed, and I would have a hard time following my actual friends, which is why I have an account in the first place.
I rely on sites such as this one for news regarding music I am interested in.
moving forward.. i'll make sure absolutepunk updates everyone on every show we ever play.. just for you, dildo.