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AC/DC’s Angus Young to Mastodon’s Brent Hinds: “Quit Pissing in My Pocket”

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I thought I had a real talent for accidentally burning bridges, but I ain’t got nuthin’ on Brent Hinds from Mastodon. This is dude, in case you’ve forgotten, who a) provoked System of Down’s Shavo Odadjian into a physical altercation which left him in a coma, b) said he doesn’t like metal music and doesn’t consider Judas fucking Priest to be metal, and c) apparently did a tuh-riffic! job of befriending AC/DC guitarist Angus Young to boot. From a new interview Let There Be Talk (transcript courtesy of Ultimate Guitar):

“We were at the Golden God Awards and one of my liaisons was like… I was supposed to take Angus Young to the bathroom. ‘I know you’re a huge fan, take him to the bathroom.’

“So I take him, like grab his arm and take him to the bathroom. I was waiting for him and I was like, ‘Hey man, I just want to thank you for your work.’

“And he just looks at me like I’ve got shit on my face or something. ‘I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.’ And he said, ‘What are you talking about?’ I’m like, ‘I started playing guitar because of you.’

“And he’s like, ‘Quit pissing in my pocket.’ I was like, ‘Fuck you,’ basically. I say, ‘Your pocket is way too far down there to piss in.”

Unfortunately for Hinds, as Metal Injection notes, “Quit pissing in my pocket” is an idiomatic expression in Young’s native Australia, meaning (via Urban Dictionary) “to insincerely attempt to convince a person that you’re doing them a favour, when you actually have only your own interests (generally either making a profit or ingratiating oneself) at heart.” So while it’s easy to see why Hinds may have thought Young was being literal, he was likely just telling Hinds to stop kissing his ass. Although, who the heck knows, maybe if Young had said “Quit kissing my ass” Hinds’ response would have been “My lips aren’t anywhere near your ass.”

So that’s a funny story, but it’s missing one key detail, which strikes me as being extremely important. And that detail is this:

Why the fuck did Angus Young need an escort to the bathroom in the first place???

Speculate recklessly in the comments section below.

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