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The Biggest Jerk In Music?

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by OzzyVanHalen, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. SchindlerHaughton

    SchindlerHaughton Senior Member

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    The band wasn't on the tour bus at the time, so it was really the driver (who got fired and sentenced to prison and community service). They accepted responsibility, nonetheless, and agreed to pay any necessary settlements and ensure nothing like that happens again. They handled it fairly well, if you ask me.

    And your comment about Radiohead and Fred Durst brings me to a point about Axl Rose: There have been instances where he has stopped concerts due to fights in the crowd, because he wanted others to be able to enjoy the show. I'm not saying it justifies the other shit he's done, but it's a somewhat respectable thing to do.
     
  2. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    O.K. man, thanks for clearing that up! I didn't hear the updates on it but I had just remembered reading about the DMB issue when it first happened.

    Yeah, anytime when an artist tries to keep peace at their shows is a good thing! :grinthumb
     
  3. SchindlerHaughton

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    Haha, no problem.
     
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    TeleCat Blackmore's Advocate

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    Can't find the video for this, but this is the epitome of an asshole:

    Charlie Rich envelope burning
    Charlie Rich's actions on the 1975 CMA Awards show illustrated what was going on behind the scenes when traditional country took on pop country. When John Denver was nominated for the top award that year, it was very controversial to the country industry. When he won, a drunken or drugged out Rich burned the envelope in protest, with an oblivious and smiling Denver accepting via satellite.
     
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  5. SchindlerHaughton

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    That is a very douchey thing to do.
     
  6. The Clairvoyant

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    Dave Mustaine
    Gene Simmons (the reason I won't buy any more KISS albums)
    Cobain (I don't want to be rich and famous...sniff)
     
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    annie metal maniac

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    The question is, what do you do about jerks? Do you continue to support them buying their albums and attending their concerts?
     
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    Magic Woman of the World

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    Naw, I would much rather trash talk the jerks behind their backs!

    :pimp:
     
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    Foxhound retired

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    What did the first two do?

    :huh:
     
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    Well Mustaine has always come across as an asshole (as well as having a whiny, shitty singing voice) and Gene Simmons claimed once that if anyone thought that everyone in the band always played their instruments on every track they were dumbasses....and I thought that was pretty poor.
     

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