1 Disturbed Vs. Dillinger Escape Plan: The Crankiness Continues on Sat 07 Mar 2009, 18:21
First Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan protested to MTV (a little too much) that he didn't give a shit about these punkers:
"When we do a bigger production, there may be certain lighting cues for certain highlights of the show, but I wouldn't call it 'posing,' just a cue for our lighting guy, so he can add more drama to the set. If [Dillinger] sold some records, and were at the level we're at, maybe they'd see that, for bands like Kiss and Metallica, there are certain highlight points during a set that you want to focus on. If I'm going to go over to one spot and do a guitar solo, my lighting guy may need to know that, so he can focus in on that.
If that's posing, then so be it. To me, I don't think we talk about when we're going to put our foot up on a monitor. That's just silly. It's a natural thing we do. Those guys can say whatever they want. If that's supposed to be a jab at us, am I offended? I don't give a shit. If they're saying it because they're haters, why? Because we sell millions of records and lots of tickets? It sounds more like jealousy to me."
Then Weinman made fun of Donegan on Myspace for giving a shit:
The guitar player Dom Deluise or whatever his name is with the little peen complex from that band Disturbia or whatever they're called thinks that we care about them. Old news, but still funny. Check it. "My Ferrari is better than your Honda!!! Our stages come apart and travel with us and yours don't!!! We have thirty guitar techs and you have one!". Coooool self esteem barometer douchebag. Wait...what's that I hear? The sound of your band still sucking? Oh, right. Gotcha there, bud.
Now Draiman's trying to bring the peace on Rockline:
The Dillinger Escape Plan are more punk and I respect them for what they do — I'm not even calling them out on any level, in any way shape or form. I like the style of what they do. I don't understand what the hell they think they saw with us, but gentlemen, let me give you a little bit of education: This is what the big boys do who play stadium shows — they wanna worry about how the lights look that they spend so much money on."
The video for "Inside The Fire," from Disturbed's recently released Indestructible, opens with a suicide prevention spot by Draiman, followed by a woman hanging herself in her apartment before Three Times One Minus One could make it a'ight. Instead, Draiman enters her apartment, drops his groceries and yells "no!" as he and the band pose for a while before covering themselves with her blood. Draiman puts a shotgun into his a mouth, only to appear straight-jacketed in a loony bin, as the suicide prevention number is shown again.