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The Ataris frontman melts down during show, hates his own drummer

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 7:56 AM PT
This has nothing to do with metal or hardcore, but whatever, nothing new for the blog.

Anyway, Indiana rock/pop punk outfit The Ataris played a show at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ over the weekend, and things didn't end too well. While playing the song "Your Boyfriend Sucks," band frontman Kristopher Roe had some sort of meltdown, apparently unhappy with his drummer's performance. Mid-song, Roe took his guitar and smashed it into the drumkit, then began throwing portions of the kit off the stage. Roe returned to the mic and told the crowd, "Our drummer's fucking failing tonight... I don't know what the fucking problem is but I'm gonna finish the set by myself."

Roe's bandmates left the stage and Roe proceeded to play solo, apologizing and calling the performance "fucking embarrasing."

I honestly have no idea what sparked his outrage. I didnt't discern any issues related to the drumming. I don't know this song, so perhaps the drummer was screwing something up (I didn't hear any blastbeats?!), but it sounded fine to me. And I'm someone who yells at his drummer all the time.

Anyway, here's the video (the magic happens around 4:30):






UPDATE: The band has issued a video explanation for the outburst. Roe apologizes for acting the way he did, but blames drummer Rob Felicetti for essentially being a drunk.




Comments (30) post new comment
chhudson1215 10/9/2012 8:02:48 AM

saw them play in knoxville, sounded fine to me.


vagisilcreem 10/9/2012 8:15:47 AM

EGO


anonymous 10/9/2012 8:19:34 AM

LOL TIME HASN'T BEEN KIND ON THIS gay. FAT OLD fck PLAYING GAY EMO SHIT A DECADE AFTER THE ONE MILD HIT THEY HAD... WHICH WAS A GAY COVER. fckING gay. LOL


anonymous 10/9/2012 8:25:17 AM

The drummer was playing fine. Kris is a dick.


anonymous 10/9/2012 9:05:42 AM

Don't know the band or the singer's rep, but to be fair those fills were bad. The last one was the icing on the cake.


anonymous 10/9/2012 9:24:54 AM

Wow, what a pssy. He should be throwing gear at himself for keeping such a fcking terrible band going.


poop 10/9/2012 10:12:02 AM

What do you guys want to hear? "BOYS OF SUMMER!"-only response


anonymous 10/9/2012 11:11:27 AM

pretty hilarious.


anonymous 10/9/2012 11:17:33 AM

I've been playing drums for a long ass time and yes, this drummer was pretty damn sloppy. HOWEVER, even the guitars were outta tune, so who's to throw stones? Unless it was all a show (which is cool - everyone's talkin 'bout the show now, right?), he shouldn't be acting like that on stage regardless of how much someone's slackin


xenosapien 10/9/2012 2:54:21 PM

What a gay.


anonymous 10/9/2012 4:22:36 PM

THEY BEEN DOING THIS SINCE 1988 SHOULD OF GAVE THE DRUMMER 1 fckING MINUTE WHO DO YOU THINK HE IS JUSTIN BEIBER? fck


anonymous 10/9/2012 4:24:44 PM

gays in 2003 are stoked


iwilladapt 10/9/2012 4:32:57 PM

it's rock n roll.. shit happens.. rock n roll, it's rock n roll. rock n roll. shit happens it's rock n roll.. shit happens.. rock n roll, it's rock n roll. rock n roll. shit happens it's rock n roll.. shit happens.. rock n roll, it's rock n roll. rock n roll. shit happens it's rock n roll.. shit happens.. rock n roll, it's rock n roll. rock n roll. shit happens


southside_steve 10/9/2012 4:36:10 PM

the lead singer should get knocked the fck out.


anonymous 10/9/2012 4:50:31 PM

Clearly life on the road is too much to handle for these boys. Sad... And that drummer isn't the only lousy musician in this gaygy band. Goddamn, that Kristopher dude (thanks Wikipedia) really sucks on guitar!


OrgCore 10/9/2012 6:04:48 PM

Not surprising that dude is an jerk, what's more surprising is that people are watching this band in 2012.


anonymous 10/9/2012 7:45:35 PM

I saw this band probably around 10 years ago, when he asked the crowd what they wanted to hear and everyone inevitably said "boys of summer", he responded with a prompt "GET fckED!!" I can only imagine how he'd respond these days


anonymous 10/9/2012 9:13:14 PM

i am not familiar with their songs, but you don't throw a guy's kit, regardless of how well he's playing. what a chode.


anonymous 10/9/2012 9:15:49 PM

ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately ultimately


anonymous 10/9/2012 10:39:09 PM

What a gay. The drummer should have beat him to death with his ride cymbal.


anonymous 10/10/2012 12:55:18 AM

Talking shit on a band mate for minutes then says "I don't want to throw this guy under the bus, I'd never say anything bad about my band members?" Nobody cares why you had a 3 year old temper tantrum cause "your" songs weren't perfect, if I was around that guys ego I'd be a fcking drunk too...


anonymous 10/10/2012 3:05:10 AM

hahaha, bludgeon by ride cymbal.


anonymous 10/10/2012 6:21:54 AM

I have nothing bad to say about this guy except fck HIM lol


anonymous 10/10/2012 6:28:53 AM

colecovision was/is far superior to "the retardies"


anonymous 10/10/2012 7:15:40 AM

this is what happens when you learn to play guitar for 10 minutes and think you're good enought to be in a band.


anonymous 10/10/2012 8:14:48 AM

a lot of "I" and "Me" statements.


anonymous 10/10/2012 9:55:29 AM

It's cute that he has two little minions standing behind him just looking pathetic.


anonymous 10/10/2012 11:41:04 AM

someone needs to go to rehab


anonymous 10/10/2012 3:24:28 PM

a joke band, a joke frontman and a joke apology.


anonymous 10/11/2012 9:01:25 PM

6 minutes? fck off. i get it, your drummer was annoying, couldn't play. who cares?! i like the band, it's nostalgic and fun and kris is normally a good dude. needs bigger shirts and less fedoras, but that 6 minute video made you look like a douche bag.