"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Taintstick

From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Taintstick News

Below is our complete Taintstick news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Taintstick Retracts Challenge, Takes On Sting

Taintstick has retracted their challenge to country singer Tim McGraw after the group called for his retirement in a recent press release. The band has issued the following statement:

“Due to a small misunderstanding over when ‘Southern Voice’ comes out, it has been pointed out that the release of 'Six Pounds of Sound' does not coincide with the new Tim McGraw album. Therefore, Taintstick withdraws its offer to do battle with the country living legend. We have nothing but love for Tim McGraw, even though the bald guys in our band aren't trying to fool anybody with a cowboy hat.”

Given that Taintstick’s debut album “Six Pounds of Sound” is due for an October 27th release through Suburban Noize Records, the band has issued the following open letter to rock icon Sting:

“Hello Sting,

“Taintstick have come to understand that not only did The Police break up, but you have yet another solo album coming out on October 27th. We have furthermore been led to believe it is a Christmas album. Really, Dude? You’ve already sold 100 MILLION ALBUMS. What’s a couple of carols on top of that? You’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Well deserved, we say, but once you’re in the hall of anything, doesn’t that mean it’s time to gracefully hang it up?

“Sting, we’re sure you understand the feeling. You were there once, and now Taintstick are coming in hot, and we are ready to go big. We therefore challenge you to a duel; winner take all. ‘Six Pounds of Sound’ vs. ‘If On a Winter’s Night’. If you sell more, we bow to the tantric master, but if we sell more…well, you start spending more quality time hanging out in some of those well-earned castles of yours.

“Looking forward to hearing from you,

“Sincerely,
Taintstick"

Taintstick is currently awaiting a response from Sting’s camp, while they prepare for the release their debut album, "6 Pounds of Sound." The group recently announced they have recruited Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden to handle bass duties for their upcoming World Tour.

You can catch TAINTSTICK live at the following show:

Oct 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space

6 Comments - Discuss

Taintstick Declares War Against Tim McGraw

In a blatant effort at self-promotion, comedy pseudo metal band Taintstick has declared war against country singer Tim McGraw and his new album "Southern Voice." The band is currently calling for McGraw's retirement in a new challenge issued by the band today.

"Look, McGraw – you've had a good run. 40 million sold and eleven consecutive number one albums. You've even got a famous wife chick, so we got nothing but love for you. Cowfucker's Mom even went to one of your concerts one time and said you put on a good show, but enough’s enough. Taintstick is here to hunt big game, and you're directly in the bullseye," said the band in a statement. "So let's do this; 'Southern Voice' vs 'Six Pounds of Sound' winner take all. Whomever sells more gets the glory, while the loser goes home forever. You in?"

Taintstick is currently awaiting a response from Tim McGraw’s camp, while they prepare for the release their debut album, "6 Pounds of Sound," on October 27th, 2009 through Suburban Noize Records. The group recently announced they have recruited Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden to handle bass duties for their upcoming World Tour.

You can check out a few songs on the band's MySpace page, most of which are heavier than the Blink 182 style satire in the "Apple Juice" music video below. More...

Read more...  |  57 Comments - Discuss