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Astbury on Vedder, Grohl:‘fake’

Cult frontman Ian Astbury has attacked Eddie Vedder, Perry Farrell, Trent Reznor, Scott Weiland and Dave Grohl for lacking the integrity to front The Doors of the 21st Century.

Yes, that’s right because they didn’t take the place of Jim Morrison in the integrity draining circus that was The Doors of the 21st Century the biggest names in American music have been slammed for lacking “integrity, dignity and experience”.

Astbury told the Herald Sun that he “got a scholarship to the best university in the world and there was room for one student. Once all the detractors had thrown their little pebbles – ‘Oh, Astbury in The Doors. That sucks. It’s going to be shit. Who does he think he is?’ All I saw was everybody who ever fantasised about singing in The Doors become incredibly envious… there was an incredible amount of venom and jealousy.”

But the thing that seems to have really angered Astbury is that he role of Morrison 2.0 wasn’t taken up by an American singer – “There wasn’t a single American singer who stepped up to the plate and said: ‘I want to do this. I’m an American artist I demand to this.’ Not Eddie Vedder, no Dave Grohl, no Trent Reznor, no Perry Farrell. Not one of them stepped up and fought for it. No Scott Weiland.”

“So, the next time people are handing out awards and lauding over Perry and Eddie’s wonderful contributions to music, really have a look at their contribution. Integrity, dignity and experience? Some kind of fake emotionality?”

Astbury doesn’t like Grohl, Reznor or Farrell – but check out what he does like.

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spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 14th May, 2010

You cant be serious Ian? The Doors of the 21st Century was a load of crap. No Morrison, No Densmore. It was nothing more than a money making exercise for Krieger and Manzerak. Does anybody want to replace Cobain in Nirvana? Or how about getting a couple of replacements in for Lennon and Harrison and getting The Beatles back together? Didn't think so. Get off your high horse and go and brush your hair.

silveretta

silveretta said on the 14th May, 2010

“So, the next time people are handing out awards and lauding over Perry and Eddie’s wonderful contributions to music, really have a look at their contribution. Integrity, dignity and experience? Some kind of fake emotionality?”

Whattt? Surely the contributions to music of Eddie, Perry, etc count more seeing as they're actually contributing their own music and not just performing someone elses... Nothing he's said in that article makes any sense at all.

Lucan

Lucan said on the 14th May, 2010

Had a good chuckle at that article.
Does this mean that Astbury rates JD Fortune?


Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 14th May, 2010

Presumably Ian Astbury considers his drug use to be his contribution to The Doors legacy.

alexjordan

alexjordan said on the 14th May, 2010

'draining circus' – excellent term!!!

doubtfulsounds

doubtfulsounds said on the 14th May, 2010

Astbury doesn't have a shit show of winning this argument... how weird would it have been to hear Farrell fronting The Doors. They chose Astbury because of the vocal and physical similarities. He seems pretty obsessed with Morrison still, he even started singing lines from The End (the killer awoke before dawn...) in one of The Cult's songs at the Sydney show and there were shots of him in the video projections.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 14th May, 2010

haha. he's off his head.
shame on those artists for making their own music and not covering someone else lollll

jonnoseidler

jonnoseidler said on the 14th May, 2010

oh id love trent reznor with the doors. that would totally work. what a fucking dipshit

BTIazza

BTIazza said on the 14th May, 2010

haha. he's off his head.
shame on those artists for making their own music and not covering someone else lollll

Exactly.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 14th May, 2010

Hahahahahahahahaha.
Dopey cunt...

carlosrockets

carlosrockets said on the 14th May, 2010

i'd like to do a quick edit in my review of the the cults perth gig please....

John Pelkon

John Pelkon said on the 14th May, 2010

finally someone speaks the truth! all of those pansies are fake whiny ass singers. corporate rock yes men.

rodismdotcom

rodismdotcom said on the 14th May, 2010

Astbury was actually offered the Morrison role before Val Kilmer in the Doors movie but turned it down. His comments however are rather sad.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 14th May, 2010



You must be taking the same crazy pills as Ian Astbury.

rodismdotcom

rodismdotcom said on the 14th May, 2010

And if you want to cringe even further:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOtRjguqfY4

lyricall23

lyricall23 said on the 15th May, 2010

in the words of the brilliant tim minchin "i thought you left peer pressure behind in your teens, like thinking the doors was poetry".

as far as his comments, i don't know where to start: he's quite simply making an ass of himself. he think eddie vedder and dave grohl in particular need integrity and dignity?? oh well, i guess he's getting the attention he wants by mentioning singers people are actually interested in.
would we even be discussing him otherwise?

btw, ian, did you forget eddie vedder did the rock n roll hall of fame induction of the doors in 92 and blew everybody away? he has his own band that isn't some sort of fake elvis impersonator band. unlike you!

death_in_vogue

death_in_vogue said on the 15th May, 2010

this is so full of crazy, where to begin..?

HEAD OF STATE

HEAD OF STATE said on the 16th May, 2010

And Vedder sang with The Doors at their Hall Of Fame Induction... so he's been there, done that. Astbury... I was a fan until I read this. What a tool!

jockrock

jockrock said on the 18th May, 2010

what a dick.. saw his shite performance at luna park.. maye he should focus on that rather than bagging out the boys who actually put on awesome shows rather than half assed piss poor shows..

leakeg

leakeg said on the 19th May, 2010

haha Trent Reznor singing The Doors tracks... LOLTOWN.