Lou Brutus has shared his thoughts on hate throughout the rock world in “STFU: A Rock Essay.” The essay, seemingly provoked by Robb Flynn’s recent drivel, was inspired by Avenged Sevenfold. You can read the entire piece here.
It’s happening again.
An album by a rock band takes the Number One spot on charts around the globe and how does the rock world react?
Like a bunch of jealous, little bitches.
What the hell is the matter with you people? You whine and moan that all of the sales and all of the media and all of the attention goes to a bunch of pre-fabricated pop idols, but then when one of your own actually does break thru, in this case Avenged Sevenfold, you race each another to your thesauruses to see who can come up with more variations on the word “sucks” to describe them.
In the pop world when someone breaks thru, everybody wants to work with him or her. They do duets; they show up on each other’s tracks. They work together figuratively and literally. In the rock world when someone breaks thru, too many people start looking for a hammer to nail them back down.
The fact that a lot of this bullshit comes from other rock musicians is mind-boggling. Instead of getting yourself all riled up and coming up with creative ways to crap on another musician, I have something better you can do. Take that energy and put it into making your own music better so that one day maybe you’ll have the success of the person you want to rag on so badly. Who knows? Maybe one day you’ll be so big that jackasses will blindly attack for no good reason, too.