What? You mean you don’t know about the bad blood between clownish hard-rock band Slipknot and the only slightly more clownish hard-rock band Mushroomhead? You must not be a pissed-off 13-year-old. Here’s the scoop:
Steve Felton is sick of talking about Slipknot — but he can’t help it. The subject inevitably comes up whenever the Mushroomhead drummer talks to a reporter. Ah, the inefficient, catch-up playing MTV.com: They’re like the 98 Degrees of music-news sites.
“They’re the ‘NSYNC of heavy metal,” Felton said, sighing. “They’re a fabricated, label-made bullsh– band. They’re way more corporate than anyone knows.”
What he doesn’t understand is that, in keeping with music-feud analogies, that would make Mushroomhead the Backstreet Boys of heavy metal–a boost of superiority, mind you, albeit a likely unintentional one.
Anyway, we wish we could give you more info on this feud, but MTV.com’s annoying new layout cuts the story off after a few hundred words.
Metal Feed [MTV News]