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Sebastian Bach on the Portland situation


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Cumberland County Civic Center in Maine, their fans raged. Guns N’ Roses manager has had lots of very professional things to say about the drama (it had nothing to do with poor ticket sales; the band and their fans were certain to be mistreated by the venue; the fire marshalls attempted to enforce all kinds of arcane rules, etc.)

But after listening to former Skid Row frontman and current GNR tour mate Sebastian Bach respond to the drama on a Hartford, Connecticut, radio show we’re thinking of hiring him to represent us the next time we need something spun. He makes frequent use of the word “dude” and his argument eventually (de)volves into a rhetorical sermon on the virtues of Dimebag Darrell. Read his comments after the jump. [via Blabbermouth]

“Basically what happened is that Guns N’ Roses has a huge pyro show — anybody that’s seen the concert knows that to be the case. And when the fire marshall showed up, they were not into it — they were like, ‘This is too much.’ Also, they have these laws up there in Maine now where they literally told Guns N’ Roses and Papa Roach and us, they said any fans caught in the building smoking a cigarette will be immediately arrested, any bandmember on stage with a beer in his hand will be escorted out of the venue and taken into jail. And it’s like,’ Dude, it’s a rock concert. It’s a ROCK show.’ Basically, it felt like they didn’t want the thing to go down. And I read on Blabbermouth where it said 3,000 tickets were sold for the show, which was a 5,500 seater. And I’m like, dude, it’s Portland, Maine. After 15 years, the guy’s never played there — that’s not unexpected, like, to come back into town… I think that there’s a real peculiar thing about human nature where people really appreciate people only after they’re dead. It’s like Dimebag Darrell — we all agree that he’s the most legendary guitar player ever, right? A friend of mine. Nobody really mentions the fact that when he was playing the night he died, there was probably 150 people in front of him. He was at the Alrosa Villa, which is a complete dump. And then he died, and now it’s like, ‘Dimebag’s my hero. Oh, my God… He was more important to me than anything. I’m the ultimate…’ It’s like, ‘Where were you when Damageplan was touring?’ So here Axl’s like, ‘Oh, you only sold 3,000 tickets.’ That’s after 15 years. We’ve got a sold-out Madison Square Garden the day after tomorrow. So, for me, it’s like… Dimebag used to say, ‘Those are the highs and lows of rock and roll.’ So, for me, if Guns can’t do their whole show… It’s like Kiss wouldn’t show up without doing their whole show. If you’re coming into a venue with a concert and a production, then you wanna give the full show. But it wasn’t for tickets, because that [3,000 people in a 5,500 seater] would have looked pretty good, actually.”

-- Elizabeth Goodman


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what a SAVAGE ANIMAL!!!! rock3

I love the way that rolls off the tongue, lol.

Bas is great. Even when he's not acting like he's coke up to the max, he's got interesting things to say. Btw, that quote was taken from his interview on WCCC radio. Check it out at the Downloads section if you haven't heard it.

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I said it before, and I'll say it again....State of Maine is GAY

Rock N Roll without Booze? come on you fucks, this isn't a Dave Matthews band where we can all seat down and drink a cup of coffee while dave sings us gay songs!

fuck you....no Rock N Roll for you assholes!

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