Nov 20th, 2007 // 6 Comments

iannnnn.jpgFormer MTV metalhead-in-residence Iann Robinson on the channel’s relationship with the record labels: “MTV isn’t actually the Big Man On Campus or the Star Quarterback, they are the fat linebacker friend who holds the kids down while the Quarterback gives them wedgies. They are on the same team, they even protect the Quarterback but their whole lives are spent being subservient to him. That’s MTV, they make bands, build careers but bend right over when the labels (or Quarterbacks) say to.” [Frank Castle's Family via Buzzgrinder]


  1. The HZA. [member of the zombie nation]

    My initial reaction was “whoa, Iann is still alive?”

  2. Bob Loblaw

    “Robinson then made a hand gesture approximating devil’s horns and
    grimaced awkwardly, as he would at least 17 more times throughout the
    rest of our interview.”

  3. Chris N.

    What business would MTV have with record labels anymore?

  4. Camp Tiger Claw

    Yes, but what color was his Earth Crisis hoodie?


  5. Anonymous

    Damn that Iann Robinson. He got me feeling all bitter and activist-y.

  6. Cam/ron

    I admire his bluntness about MTV but his backtracking was too much for me – what, he was surprised to learn that MTV was another tentacle of The Man’s squid?

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