Bad Religion Guitarist Calls Out Bring Me the Horizon Over Douchey Backstage Warning


Bad Religion are an awesome punk band who are definitely a classic band at this point and are sometimes too political to play at a party. Meanwhile, Bring Me The Horizon are a modern former metalcore band whose frontman seems desperately thirsty for attention from Coldplay. So, there’s shade to cast on both these bands, depending on what you’re into.

But I have to give it to Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker, who posted the following on Instagram calling BMTH out for maybe the douchiest backstage flyer ever:

I’m going to stop these people every time I see them today and tell them how much their band sucks

A photo posted by Brian Baker (@brianbakers) on

Of course, BMTH responded in the comments, with drummer Matt Nicholls saying:

“I can’t imagine being as old as you are and still acting like a 14-year-old girl. Saw you at least 10 times and you didn’t bat an eye lid. You got bigger things to worry about nowadays anyway, like ya pension, or cold weather. Dickhead.”

And frontman Oli Sukes adding:

“Yeah we are not your enemy, winter is your enemy.”

To which Baker then responded:

“It seems you’ve missed the point entirely. The issue here is entitlement. My post was a comment on your collective delusion that working local crew at a thirty band festival should be required to memorise your faces to spare you the indignity of breaking stride on the way to your backstage oasis or even worse, the humiliation of carrying credentials.

“Your literal display of arrogance (and the hilariously unrecognised irony within it) was what I was sharing with my followers. I honestly don’t know if your music is bad or good – it’s not for old people.

“I meant that you suck as humans. Sorry for the confusion.”

Ah, if only Axl and Brett had Instagram accounts back in the ’80s.

Anyway, Baker is right here. The idea that crew need to follow BMTH’s instructions and not stop them, pass or no, is some dumbass shit, to the point where I almost assume that BMTH was joking by taping this up because I can’t imagine anyone being that much of an arrogant jackass (and if it’s meant to be a joke, it’s a dumb one that makes no sense). Wearing a pass is one step less difficult than urinating when you feel like it. A festival crew’s job is to just see your pass and make sure everything’s cool. Come on.

Meanwhile, the whole Whatever, You’re Old response is also lazy and shitty, and will be especially funny when Sykes and Nicholls are ancient and doing interviews where they talk about they could tell Chris Martin worried about BMTH stealing his spotlight, but he was just too busy at the time to say so.

[via Team Rock]

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