NewsJanuary 27, 2013 9:13 AM ET19,886 views

Volumes frontman 'jumped' at Rocketown show

Volumes frontman Michael Barr was apparently involved in an altercation last night at embattled Nashville, TN venue Rocketown. Details are sketchy at this point, but the "official" word is that Barr was jumped by venue security after dedicating a song to a gay friend. Volumes bassist Raad Soudani had the following to say via Twitter:
"Heard about this venue Rocketown, went in completely positive, we dedicated a song to a gay, got banned, then my singer got jumped. How modest... My singer gets jumped by security, gets death threats. I'm sick of it."
For what it's worth, we've received various tidbits of information regarding last night's incident, none of which are consistent. For instance, here was an email we received with a different perspective:
"Volumes singer Mike Barr was involved in a fight tonight at Rocketown. He and Volumes are trying to play it off as though he was 'attacked' after dedicating a song to a gay friend to raise problems after the Rocketown and anti-gay support. But the truth is, after their set, Barr was drunkenly hate moshing in the crowd and after being warned, was hit after purposely hitting one of our friends, who is a girl, in the crowd. He is a complete asshole and deserved it. And was not 'attacked' for sticking up for gay-rights. 90% of the kids who attend Rocketown do not agree with their message, but it's the only place that hosts their favorite bands. They are not all bible bashing, ready to attack gay-rights activist like Barr and the band are trying to state. I along with several of my friends are witnesses to this account."

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anonymous 1/27/2013 6:18:40 AM

For Today is Stoked

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:20:19 AM

Chris Marciante is not stoked

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:21:12 AM

Mike Barr is not stoked.

populationcontrol 1/27/2013 6:25:37 AM

Westboro Baptist church holds services at this venue on Sundays.

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:32:00 AM

your band has too bad singers that look like fools on stage. this is metal, pull your pants up.

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:39:57 AM

Cliche, overused Lambgoat "stoked" comments are stoked.

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:40:28 AM

^^^^^^^^

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:42:02 AM

If this dude is the rapper guy then I go with explanation 2

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:45:07 AM

Email sounds legit. I'm sure hitting women is makes you a strong man. The staff at that venue are good people.

Tonybrummelsloveslave 1/27/2013 6:50:21 AM

I was there! Missed the entire thing though because I was ass fcking the head of security behind the bands van! Stoked on it too!

Sadball 1/27/2013 6:51:56 AM

drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing drunkenly hate moshing

jon 1/27/2013 6:52:18 AM

I was there. He hit a dude wearing tight pants that looked like a girl. the staff were defending that gay. There is a cover up.

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:53:33 AM

Follow Michael Barr's twitter page... I think he might be stoned and drunk more than he is sober. Not even kidding. Ciroc and Weed are his 2 basic food groups.

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:10:31 AM

we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay we dedicated a song to a gay

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:10:59 AM

They arent metal they are wigger core. Hes a c-cky bastard and needs jumped a few more times for lying.

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:31:50 AM

Sounds like a Gay ol' time.

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:37:10 AM

"I was there. He hit a dude wearing tight pants that looked like a girl. the staff were defending that gay. There is a cover up." this.

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:57:50 AM

Having two singers = Gay

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:11:19 AM

Volumes = Brokencyde cover band

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:43:41 AM

Isn't this the guy that bragged about jumping a gay dude in greensboro, nc with chelsea grin? whoever said cover up....i'm with that guy.

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:47:29 AM

He also called the promoter a "christian gay" after spitting in his face twice. Your band sucks, your attitude sucks and you're clearly just a coattail ridin' motherfcker trying to make a name for yourself off of some shit you don't have a clue about.

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:53:35 AM

^^^^^

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:54:22 AM

Follow Michael Barr's twitter page... I think he might be stoned and drunk more than he is sober. Not even kidding. Ciroc and Weed are his 2 basic food groups ^^^Couldn't be more right^^^ This fool is obv full of himself because being drunk and stoned all the time will get you far in life. Let's see how long till dude goes to rehab and his band is irrelevant.

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:54:58 AM

Barr was molested by his dad, give the dude a break.

Mitt__Romney 1/27/2013 9:15:48 AM

Sometimes.....I wish I was a blast beat.

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:21:39 AM

Let's get one thing straight man Yeah you're filthy fcking rich right? Let's get one thing straight man All my life i've been trying to Make money mean something to me gay lyrics by a gay band.

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:37:48 AM

Why bother with Rocketown? Play Cafe CoCo instead. Interestingly, does anyone else see the irony in the name "Rocketown"? As in a penis-reference or Elton John reference? Bahhh, Nashville sucks.

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:39:18 AM

gaygetown.

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:41:50 AM

I scroll thru the comments and all I see is ignorance at its best. Nothing but "tough guys" at shows these days

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:51:38 AM

Dafuq did I just read

everybandsuckslol 1/27/2013 9:55:02 AM

Dude just dedicated a song to himself

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:55:08 AM

This is only in response to the criticism of their lyrical content, but I think that "Wormholes" and "Edge of the Earth" are very well written songs. I understand how the one example used earlier out of context can give a certain impression about their lyrics.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:06:27 AM

butthurt commentors are enthralled, either way volumes is good, everyone is just upset their breakdown-core brand hasn't toured with of mice&men yet.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:17:19 AM

fck rocketown, someone burn that vile, discriminate driven venue to the ground. no one in this day and age deserves to be able to speak out against others way of life. at this point we should all be welcoming to those who have a different lifestyle than others. with that being said, too dedicate ones life to a religion they need to accept others are different than them.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:19:13 AM

and, rise up against the naive and ill-informed. show them it's not okay to hate against homosexuals, destroy rocketown.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:23:59 AM

Shitty gay from djent band djumped at shitty gay venue.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:26:59 AM

This whole situation really speaks in volumes.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:27:35 AM

Total drunk hate mosh destroy everyone in the pit but be positive band. stupid people in a stupid band trying to make stupid points.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:29:08 AM

'fck rocketown, someone burn that vile, discriminate driven venue to the ground. no one in this day and age deserves to be able to speak out against others way of life. at this point we should all be welcoming to those who have a different lifestyle than others. with that being said, too dedicate ones life to a religion they need to accept others are different than them.' Your theory is flawed and you're just as much of a bigot.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:45:01 AM

Love that band, and their music, hate the venue, but to be real M. Barr is somewhat of an jerk. Quick success quickly inflated his head and ego. Just so happy it wasn't Gus

cgrind3000 1/27/2013 10:58:57 AM

I wasn't there, but it appears that he was being an total douchenozzle. Of course the #VTEAM jumps on his dick via Twitter and acts like he is the victim

StrikeLastFaceFirst 1/27/2013 11:01:58 AM

"Let's see how long till dude goes to rehab and his band is irrelevant." Ciroc/weed, he'll definitely need rehab for that insane combo. Good call.

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:23:05 AM

I've seen Volumes and chilled with the band and there is no way that any of them would "drunkenly hate mosh" at a show they're playing. I mean, I'm sure they mosh once in a while, but hate moshing doesn't sound like the Michael Barr I met. Dude was super nice and laid back.

MeatDelivery 1/27/2013 11:38:11 AM

Seems like the whole problem here is someone was near a pit, that should not have been near a pit. Lol at this being news

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:42:36 AM

Kids defending a shitty dude in a shitty band they met once is insane. Why wasn't it Gus?

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:42:39 AM

all volumes fans are gay ass gays. who listens to that band...really?

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:43:12 AM

Intolerance is intolerance. You can't pick and choose what's right and wrong and pretend to NOT be a bigot. Religion/sexual pref/life-style choices/whatever. But seriously, Volumes is a fcking joke of a band.

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:43:44 AM

http://propertyofzack.com/ post/41617569842/poz-exclu sive-statement-from-rocket own-promoter-on This guy's a homophobe that uses the equality agenda to make himself look better but calls the Promoter a gay/christian gay.......

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:43:50 AM

'I've seen Volumes and chilled with the band and there is no way that any of them would "drunkenly hate mosh" at a show they're playing. I mean, I'm sure they mosh once in a while, but hate moshing doesn't sound like the Michael Barr I met. Dude was super nice and laid back.' Yes they would, they are douchebags. Especially the vocalist.

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:50:24 AM

I've seen Volumes and chilled with the band and there is no way that any of them would "drunkenly hate mosh" at a show they're playing. I mean, I'm sure they mosh once in a while, but hate moshing doesn't sound like the Michael Barr I met. Dude was super nice and laid back. Hang out with someone once and you are able to define their complete character, familiarize yourself with their habits and responses to particular situations. xSICKBROx

anonymous 1/27/2013 12:18:39 PM

good, that band is terrible.

anonymous 1/27/2013 12:26:28 PM

He must have had a large Intake of alcohol to act that much of a fool. I really hope he has a smooth Recovery. Makes you wonder what he said Behind the Curtain. If he was beating up someone then he was Paid In Full for his actions. The possibilities of puns on their songs are Limitless.

anonymous 1/27/2013 12:44:17 PM

Gay person = "a gay"? I didn't know that.

anonymous 1/27/2013 12:53:08 PM

Scott Vogel had a favor booth there and no one bothered him. He sucked c-ck all night long and he did not get beaten by security. I think this band is making shit up.

snoopy2 1/27/2013 1:01:24 PM

Remember that ridiculous movement that was "Mosh For Christ"? Jesus is impressed by your hate moshing skills bro. Yeah, but I digress.

anonymous 1/27/2013 1:02:23 PM

Dude is probably a gay, venue probably blows

anonymous 1/27/2013 1:23:03 PM

The funniest part of this whole situation was that everyone defending him on twitter: "Thats awesome that you stood up for your gay friend man, fck that gay venue." Oh, the irony.

Tonybrummelsloveslave 1/27/2013 1:36:09 PM

I love all the homosexual drama lately with these nu metal bands. Volumes brings the suck....awful band.

anonymous 1/27/2013 1:50:02 PM

Haha the gay community is unknowingly praising someone who is against them. Troll of the year!

fapxnad 1/27/2013 2:09:00 PM

I was there. Randy Blythe actually did it.

anonymous 1/27/2013 2:25:11 PM

I'd care if volumes had a decent song. Personally i'd punch the label that signed them.

anonymous 1/27/2013 2:34:59 PM

Attack Attack's former bassist is not stoked

anonymous 1/27/2013 2:48:33 PM

who gives a fck...

anonymous 1/27/2013 2:50:41 PM

well congrats to the volumes frontman for coming out of the closet. sometimes it's hard to choose the right time and place to do that.

anonymous 1/27/2013 3:17:38 PM

"all volumes fans are gay ass gays." You're a fcking moron, go play in traffic.

genghisjohn 1/27/2013 4:11:48 PM

Mike Reynolds is possibly stoked

anonymous 1/27/2013 4:30:07 PM

anonymous is stoked

anonymous 1/27/2013 4:49:02 PM

Key word is "drunkenly hate moshing". Too good.

anonymous 1/27/2013 4:56:23 PM

homeboy deserved it anyways for being in this gay ass band they won't be relevant in 2 years.

anonymous 1/27/2013 5:28:09 PM

I think hostage calm handled it betrer

anonymous 1/27/2013 6:09:16 PM

personally these things get out of hnad. personally. personal;ly. also captcha is an e signature. just thought i'd show you my nodes

summerbeers 1/27/2013 7:01:54 PM

"we dedicated a song to a gay" so poorly stated.

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:16:31 PM

My c-ck has Barr'ed up hearing this news.

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:49:28 PM

Posting just to say gay gays

anonymous 1/27/2013 7:58:25 PM

posting to say that all the posts are posted by gays defending gay ass venue like rocketown

anonymous 1/27/2013 8:04:13 PM

every posts on this article is posted by gays who are defending a gay ass venue like rocketown and probably volumes fans anyway but hey at least they suck ass like glass cloud

sfthizz 1/27/2013 8:21:34 PM

saw volumes play at the chain reaction in anaheim with lionheart. the singer gay did the same "hate moshing" where he just finds chunky girls getting bits for their cell phones and punches them in the side of the head. get some more XXL white tees and fitted caps, gay ass gay band.

iwilladapt 1/27/2013 9:09:33 PM

lol isn't this the band that hired some marketing agency to win lambgoat's 'coveted' album of the year in 2011?

anonymous 1/27/2013 9:18:29 PM

gay band defends gay friend at gay venue

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:33:44 PM

Pretty gaygy story.

anonymous 1/27/2013 10:43:43 PM

lol'd at the bassist calling him a 'singer' so much twitter drama

anonymous 1/27/2013 11:33:26 PM

If you're looking for a few laughs and you've got a few minutes to kill, go to iTunes and read some of the reviews for the Volumes album called "Via." I can almost guarantee you won't regret it.

anonymous 1/28/2013 1:56:20 AM

fcking Wario on bass

anonymous 1/28/2013 3:10:28 AM

this band couldnt fcking suck any harder goddamn it

anonymous 1/28/2013 3:37:40 AM

Maybe one of his fans bit the crap out of him because they were pissed about the fact that they backtrack more stuff than Milli Vanilli. If they sound like their CD it's only because they are basically playing it through the venue's sound system. Oh and yes, they aren't the only ones.

anonymous 1/28/2013 6:01:34 AM

^^^ Bit of a weak criticism, they lost a guitarist so the backing plays the second guitar plus any electronic-y bits. Lots of bands do this and I don't really give a fck as long as they put on a good show

anonymous 1/28/2013 6:36:07 AM

This just in, anyone who likes this band, or reads this comment is a gay.

sfthizz 1/28/2013 6:36:21 AM

i dont care if bands play instruments bro, im just here for the good times and hate moshin.

anonymous 1/28/2013 7:15:32 AM

More shitty bands need to get jumped by douche bag security guards. World would be a better place.

anonymous 1/28/2013 7:56:58 AM

sucks this dude got djumped.

anonymous 1/28/2013 8:35:49 AM

MICHEAL BAR SHOULD ADMIT HIMSELF INTO REHAB, THIS ISNT FUNNY HE IS HURTING MORE THAN JUST HIMESLF NOW. PLZ GET WELL MICHEAL.

anonymous 1/28/2013 8:54:21 AM

fck hatemoshers. I'd djump him if I saw him too.

anonymous 1/28/2013 9:03:53 AM

I knew Volumes was gay....

RickRock 1/28/2013 9:47:17 AM

Mick Barr is indifferent. Also, probably shredding at this very moment.

anonymous 1/28/2013 9:53:21 AM

Both stories are false, I was there. He stubbed his toe on the steps, cried, smoked, then passed out.

ineedmoresalt 1/28/2013 10:23:56 AM

2013 bringin' the mad silliness yo

anonymous 1/28/2013 1:27:33 PM

Why is a band that sounds like this even signed or permitted to be talked about on this news feed? It's like ESPN reporting on LaCrosse this Sunday instead of the Super Bowl. Who gives a flying shit about such a terrible band that you can not like in any way shape or form if your IQ is three digits?

anonymous 1/28/2013 2:09:34 PM

Michael Barr's mom is NOT stoked

anonymous 1/28/2013 2:51:20 PM

Band has more back tracks then members super gay. Its funny when a bass player is pretending to play. Of wait most of them do anyways hahahaha.

anonymous 1/28/2013 3:31:48 PM

Lol. Second story seems far more likely. anonymous 1 day ago This whole situation really speaks in volumes. Only worthwhile comment for this bullshit.

anonymous 1/28/2013 3:34:12 PM

Dude was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and never worked for shit. Spoiled ass L.A. rich boy.

anonymous 1/28/2013 3:47:17 PM

At least you know Volumes reads Lambgoat. Who else would call it weak criticism to crack on them for faking their music during live performances. " as long as they put on a good show! ". That's the point. They didn't put on a good show. It sucked! I guess Pantera/Damage plan should have just back tracked Dime's guitar and kept touring. This is the problem. They CAN'T play their music live so they fake it. Watching bands like Volumes is like watching American Idol.

anonymous 1/28/2013 6:20:27 PM

These guys are all pill head fck boys. Scumbags. Everyone in that band but the drummer are DICKS. fck them. The topic of discussion when I smoked with them was "where the footballs at?" "where can we get coke" "dog i gotta get fcked up" SO annoying.

Snoopy2 1/28/2013 8:45:19 PM

Fight me at their next show you fcking gays

anonymous 1/28/2013 10:38:29 PM

The best thing that came out of this story = djumped

anonymous 1/28/2013 11:24:58 PM

Mitt__Romney is a gay.

anonymous 1/29/2013 12:32:15 AM

I've tried flipping their merch on Ebay and can't even get one watcher...Fill in the blank

anonymous 1/29/2013 12:34:50 AM

Dude was humble and grateful for fans driving hours to see the band before his head got big. He's not even famous enough to land a spot on celeb rehab. Or if he does, he'll be that one guy that you wonder who he is, or used to be.

anonymous 1/29/2013 2:21:37 AM

good ol nashville

anonymous 1/29/2013 2:38:49 PM

gays are not stoked

anonymous 1/29/2013 2:42:44 PM

A lot of hate for Volumes up in here. Tell me gays, what exactly have you achieved with your lives that is so much better?

anonymous 1/30/2013 4:04:42 PM

Lol this band is self made, self-recorded, & self produced so to all the haters keep on hating. Keep blowing this band up. I saw them when they had a second guitarist and they were even tighter live.

anonymous 1/30/2013 8:00:18 PM

Chris Marciante is not stoked to have been mentioned on Lambgoat.

anonymous 1/30/2013 8:35:07 PM

Exit 10 was stoked to have Chris Marciante. The Scion, not so much.

anonymous 1/30/2013 9:04:49 PM

Chris Marciante's mother is not stoked.

anonymous 1/31/2013 1:22:32 PM

hate mosh rules

anonymous 1/31/2013 1:43:11 PM

DIEGO IS A gay. GUS IS A gay. MIKE BARR IS A gay. Can they even keep a drummer? Shitty music for dumb kids who haven't heard Limp Bizkit. Raprock is over kids

anonymous 2/4/2013 2:01:03 AM

They'e had the same drummer for over a year out of 2 years of touring....

anonymous 2/4/2013 2:05:49 AM

even if everyone in this band was gay. I still support them. VTeam forever. Volumes is one of the best bands in history. They shit on limp bizket you retard, what is this, 2001? Your a sage

anonymous 3/26/2013 8:16:37 AM

Was there. Didn't see much of the show cuz met this cute dude and buttfcked his ass in the back of my car during this whole thing.

anonymous 9/10/2013 9:06:22 PM

It adds something to the bad that not very many others have. Also learn how to spell... It's two not too. It makes me laugh seeing people post shit that can't spell or use proper grammar. So you sir can go fck yourself.




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