Bullet For My Valentine Members Discuss Beef with Rob Zombie
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Artisan News Service caught up with Welsh Metal core band, Bullet for My Valentine to get their thoughts on being kicked off Rob Zombie's tour. Bullet for My Valentine, whose latest album, "Scream Aim Fire" debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, were so unhappy on a United States tour opening for Rob Zombie that lead vocalist Matt Tuck posted comments on the bands message board about how they were being treated and why they felt disrespected. During the tour Tuck posted these comments about being an opening act.
"As for the merchandise, ZOMBIE makes us price match him so, yup, it's f**kin $40 for a t-shirt, which is insane, I know. Greedy money-grabbing fucks. We're only allowed two pieces of merch, too, which sucks ass. Unfortunately, being first on on a tour like this sucks, but it's gotta be done. As I write this, I'm sitting on the f**kin' floor of the venue 'coz we don't have a dressing room again, 'coz f**kin Zombie takes them all for him, his band and crew. Basically, we are s**t to him."
Once Rob Zombie's camp got wind of the posting the band was immediately kicked off the tour for expressing their views and opinions and standing up for their beliefs.
Artisan News caught up with the band to get their thoughts on the spat with Zombie and why the band still wants to thank him.
"Well we stand for what we...we stand up for ourselves really and I guess he didn't like what we said. Whatever. It don't bother us. We got dropped from the tour but we joined the Guns N Roses tour, so it kind of worked out well for us you know. Yeah, kind of. Cheers Rob!"
So does lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Tuck feel any ill will about the Zombie situation looking back at it in hindsight?
"No, I sleep soundly each night."
Bullet for My Valentine regrettably had to drop off the final five dates on the Taste of Chaos tour, with Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold as bassist Jay James rushed back to the UK to be with his 2-year old daughter who had been hospitalized. Bullet's Matt, Padge and Moose played two abbreviated shows (San Jose/April 12 and Sacramento/April 13) with their guitar tech, Kevin Papworth, sitting in for Jay on bass, but the band was not comfortable with not being the best they can be. The band also asks that you keep Jay's daughter and her speedy recovery in your thoughts. Bullet for My Valentine will also be performing at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park and the Download Festival in June 2008 in Europe. The bands new single "Waking The Demon" hit U.S. radio airways April 7.
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