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How do these guys even make money if they put up all their albums

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How do these guys even make money if they put up all their albums on the internet for free?

Everything they do seems to be on a shoestring budget. Are they financially viable?
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>>54563701

they were literally homeless for a short time, they definitely are not economically viable at all.
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>>54563701
you say that like all of artists revenue comes from album sales. touring is a major part. especially nowadays
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Ride supposedly comes from money.
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Some people still pay for it. I have it on preorder. Shirts and shit. Are you retarded?
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>>54563771
>Ride supposedly comes from money.

Where did you see this?
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They are ethereal creatures who doesn't exist most of the time. They come to our realm only to make some music, when it's done they disappear again, repeating the cycle.
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>>54563771
>>54563802
Seconding this, I heard that before Death Grips Stefan was working in a restaurant.
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>>54563701
>How do these guys even make money if they put up all their albums on the internet for free?
Everyone's album is on the internet for free.
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>>54563701
do you think they are in it for the money? Its an art experiment not a band.
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>>54563833
But you literally cannot buy GP. It's not on iTunes.
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>>54563833

/thread
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>>54563773
this, they sell out every vinyl release
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>>54563869
>Its an art experiment not a band

Hahahaha yeah ok
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>>54563757

When's the last time they toured, hmmm?
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>>54563701
do you think they are in it for the money? Its an art experiment not a band.
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>>54563701
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>>54563757
>touring is a major part
>they still ditched p4k fest and broke up to avoid touring with NIN
Based Death Grips
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facebook com/elijah.huntley1

Is this Stefan's dad?
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>>54563977

yes

dad grips makes me sad
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>>54563872
Hardly anyone makes any money from iTunes,
unless you're as famous as Taylor Swift not putting your music isn't a big loss.
In fact it's probably not worth the hassle for most artists, their main streams of revenue will be merchandise/physical album sales and touring.
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>>54563894
>sign with a major label
>break contract and leak album

You're right, bands do this all the time. There isn't such a thing as legal backlash and black balling in the industry!
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>>54563894
see
>>54563922

Get dunked on
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>>54563951
>broke up to avoid touring with NIN

why would they do that
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>>54563951
God they are such fucking drama queens but I guess you can't deny that they've never done anything that wasn't on their own terms.
I guess I can respect that, if only in a "Well you're all dicks but at least you're dedicated" sort of way.
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>>54563977
yeah, that's him alright. the alcoholic, abusive, pitiful excuse of a father.
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They bully Robert Pattison into giving them his lunch money
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>>54564060
NIN fans are lame
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>>54564007
>break contract and leak album

are they suing them?
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>>54564060
maybe because of the touring conditions, reznor is now a sober asshole i presume
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I'm pretty sure DG makes money off the merchandise they sell and off touring. For most artists, their touring is where they get the most money from since record labels make money off album sales.
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>>54563701
They're from Sacramento, people don't use money there - photosynthesis, meth, and never, ever willing to admit xhardcorex is dead - which is probably a good thing, if you like where Da Grips are coming from.
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>>54564060
>Spending time with Trent Reznor
I don't blame them.
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Isn't Stefan just the cutest
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you are now realizing that howlin wolf and mc ride are related
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>>54563872
but it is
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I hope they all go bankrupt and get brutally disemboweled so I don't have to see more fucking death meme threads in this cesspit.
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>>54564076
This was never confirmed was it though

I know Ride and Isaac don't talk to him for whatever reason and Ride took his mother's last name because he hated him so much but it was never confirmed why
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>>54564076
you don't know him dude. it's childish to assume.
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>>54564689
i can smell that swam ass from here
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>>54564753
>swam ass
wut
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>>54563819
>money
>working in a restaurant.

No
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>>54564072
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>>54563977
this genuinely makes me sad.
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>>54564557
That'd be pretty great, both are known for their loud vocals and performing devil music.
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>>54564557
source?
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>>54564946
>Chester Arthur Burnett
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>>54564072
>fucking drama queens
No the drama queens are the ones who overreact when they simply don't show up to a show or decide not to tour.
They literally just do NOTHING, it's everybody else who make it out to be a big fucking deal.
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>>54563977
>>54564076

/r/ing photo of ride that used to be on this facebook account

how was this first found?
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>>54564782
I don't think he was implying that.
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>>54563819
It wasn't even a restaurant, it was a pizza place.
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>>54565203
This is Stefan now known as MC Ride. My oldest. Issac used to call him Stetto as a toddler. They remiond me of Zeke and me in their relationship. As long as they are together they both will do well. Naomi did one hell of a job raising these two boys. I will always love her for that and other reasons.
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>>54565072
>"Oooh look at us leaking our own album, we're so rebellious"
>"Oooh look at us breaking up instead of touring with NIN, you never know what we'll do next"
>"Ooooh we may not even show up to any of the shows on our own tour, we just don't care about our fans!!!"
That band lives off drama, it's like their life blood.
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>>54565325
>band defies convention
>NO FUCK U DO NORMAL BAND THINGS
god this board needs to get over the whole "drama queen" shit, they're interesting
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>>54564946
"The man with the microphone is descended from a line of entertainers including one Howlin' Wolf ( Chester Burnett)"
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>>54565321
hey that's super sad if he's posting it and they're not in contact. did he get spammed?
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>>54565357
Following this up, they work remarkably similar to how OF worked at the beginning of their career. Creating drama, controversy and spectacle was how they managed to get everyone on board with their schtick, it's just that OF's music never lived up to the hype they created and they deflated due to that.

DG hasn't made this mistake, they live up to their own hype through doing generally unconventional shit musically so they never really deflate their own hype balloon.
I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it certainly makes them entertaining but their image is probably going to get boring eventually.
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>>54565321
;__;
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>>54563701
>he thinks albums sell well enough to make artist money!
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>>54565321
Wait, how old is Ride?
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>>54564077
lel best answer.
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>>54563819
>Stefan was working in a restaurant.
homie must be FUCKING LOADED
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>>54563701
either they are all pretentious trust fund babies or zach secretly turns tricks on the side. those are the only two options i see working
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>>54565321
everytime...
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>>54565280
Every time I hear about Stefan working at a pizza place I get hungry...
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>>54565526
36
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>>54565435
as a guy who has been in the music industry for a while, i gotta say, a lot of the antics that people credit death grips with aren't really a thing.

the most alarming thing they do is not following the conventions that already exist. in practice most of their "stunts" are simple actions made for simple reasons. they cancel shows because they don't feel like playing them or have other things they want to do. lots of acts do this, it just usually comes with an excuse or an apology. but seriously who cares, it doesn't change the fact that the show isn't happening, so fuck that noise.

they don't give interviews probably because doing music interviews is the worst. the questions are always vapid shit that has nothing to do with music. usually it's the same questions over and over. most music journalism focuses on stuff like controversy, anecdotes, personal life shit, and aesthetics.

they aren't communicative, sociable, commercial, or public. none of these qualities have jack shit to do with music. they make music and that's it. the fact that it's outrageous for a band to simply make music and then give it out for free without fanfare is pretty silly if you think about it. it's like if there was a bakery where they just handed out cookies and people thought they were crazy assholes because they didn't suck your dick at the same time.
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>>54563977
Shit, he's in ATL? Gonna' go ask this nigga about Stefan
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>>54565687
That's a good point. Why isn't Stefan sucking my dick when I download their album? I'm getting fucked over here.
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>>54564297
I just fell in tru luv
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>>54565687
>as a
stopped reading there
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>>54565321
why do you faggots insist on invading stefan's dad's personal shit. fuck off.
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>>54565879
>personal shit
if it's personal why would he make it public
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>>54565663
on his dad's FB it says that Ride's younger brother turned 35 in 2012, so he's gotta be older than that.
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>>54565687
>Well my dad works at Nintendo and he thinks you're a load of shit.
I can see where you're coming from but DG really fan the flames on whatever small thing they do so even if they are doing these things for simple reasons, the upheaval they create over those things is what has driven the band to the level of fame and spectacle they are at now.
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>>54565879
it's open on the internet, so it's fair game.
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>>54565805
queer.
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>>54565879
I knew there'd be one of you cunts whinging itt. You fuck off.
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>>54565663
No fucking way he's over 35
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>>54565999
they certainly aren't ashamed of what they do but if you break down their actions to simple sentences none of it is really very scandalous.
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>>54566106
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>>54565973

He's definitely near 40 or over.
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>>54566172
No way...
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They're pretty obviously doing well, considering they've bucked most conventional releases and press as a band. Zach sports RO sneakers, and MC Ride is wearing some extremely rare visvim in that painting photo. Like that kimono/jacket is probably worth $2k~
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>>54566172
shit, he looks like 25
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>>54566433
I think the same. He looks good for his age.
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I make my music with a pirated version of Fruity Loops.

>come at me, Image Line
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i thought stefan was 38
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>>54565753
fucked by whom? ;)
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>>54566555

https://youtu.be/M6PbdJiAK84?t=4s
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Has anyone found out about Zach's family?
Or if Andy even has one?
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>>54566172
Holy shit
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>>54566813
all I know is that his brother is a gamer and he used to go on the deep web hence the album name and is almost ten years younger than him and has been on 4chan since he was 14 and is MTGfag
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>>54563771
What a gay phrase
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>>54563819
Holy shit dude he has that pizza waiter money
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>>54565907
>>54566006

implying some 60 something year old guy expects fans of his son's band to find his facebook posts
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>>54566838
that's not what your mom said last night, if you know what I mean.
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>>54566397

Not to mention all the money they spend on heroin.
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>>54563738
Source?
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>>54566890
So?
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>>54565663
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>>54566813
>Has anyone found out about Zach's family?
his cousin was in hella at a point. i think his family is mostly just normal people.
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>>54566961
you're implying his own dad got his age wrong. you monster.
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>>54563951

i dont mind them touring with NIN but i would understand why they wouldnt want to tour with sound garden
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>>54566961
His Pa says different.
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>>54566912
nigga pls
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>>54566925
so it's most likely not intended to be seen by strangers. it's an oversight, and people are exploiting it to pry into someone's private life, who has "no interest in sharing [his] personal life with the world".
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>>54567121
Call the internet police if you're so mad, homo
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>>54565870
God damn I started to tear up.

I hope Stefan and his dad manage to work things out. As someone who was practically abandoned by my father I must say to see him so heartfelt and longing is... Idk sad and desirable.

God damn /mu/
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>>54567195

You must be new here.
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>>54565357
>book a show and don't turn up
>defying convention
uh ok, in the same way that if i go out and punch a baby i'm defying the conventions of being a human
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>>54567233
says the newfaggot.
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>>54567121
chill bro
that stuff has been taken off the account though, he must have been added or had someone he knows tell him.
if andy lurks /mu/ threads he'd robably know about it too
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>>54565435
>>54565435
>Creating drama, controversy and spectacle

When did OF even do this? OF was dope they didn't need antics you sound like a hatter
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>>54567015
he literally
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>>54565321
This is sad but I wish you guys would leave Stefan's dad and his relationship with his son out of this :(
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>>54565072
you wouldn't be pissed if you bought a ticket and they never showed up to a show?
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>>54567294

Says the raging memelord.
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>>54567310
i beg your pardon?
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>>54564060
>tfw it was originally scheduled that Godspeed You! Black Emporer, Death Grips, and NIN would perform in one night
>DG break up
>Trent is a baby
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>>54566433
>>54566483
Black don't Crack
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>>54567424

>asked to tour with high-profile band
>lot's of exposure, surrounded by talent
>literally can't keep it together because of meme-rap "art"

trent had every right to be mad.
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>>54567421
he literally
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>>54567479
Go to bed Trent, nobody wants to watch NIN live anymore.
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>>54567528

and the world will literally never care about DG past this image board.
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>>54567479
Just because NIN is high profile and full of talent doesn't mean that Trent has to be an assmad cuck autist child about it.
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>>54567216

dads suck so much bro
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>>54567557
just because DG take themselves way too seriously doesn't mean they need to be small, petulant children and "break up" before a large NA tour
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>>54567479
I agree.


>be NiN or Soundgarden
>started from the underground, toured and made own way, was hugely successful, now a kind of 'elder statesman'
>ii.e. critically irrelevant and know it
>still huge live draw
>decide to give a young, hungry and innovative act unheard of (for them) exposure
>be excited for them
>be excited to troll your own fans a little by throwing something innovative in their face
>imagine yourself opening for GnR or Poison in 1990 and how their fans would react
>band completely fucks it off for whatever reason
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>>54567597
you mean YOUR dad sux so much.
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>>54567552
r/deathgrips begs to differ ;)
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>>54567601
>defending Trent Reznor with such tenacity
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>>54567650
); yeah
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>>54567661
bruh, they have told their fan base to fuck off with live shows on an incredibly regular basis.
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>>54567601
yeah, they should have had the balls to fuck with those crowds - not by being deliberate trolls, just by doing what they do and leaving stadiums full of gen X dad wondering what the fuck happened before they saw Spoonman and I Want to Fuck you Like An Animal.

Of course that would have taken a lot more work....
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>>54567646
To be fair to DG, they probably only just realised after they decided to tour with them that they were not the sort of artists they should play with.
Like if it actually had happened I could imagine they would have gotten shit thrown at the or something. I mean no one wants to play in front of, talk to or be near the sort of people who pay actual money to see Soundgarden.
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>>54567728
wait, whut?

Like after they signed the contract they googled 'Soundgarden' and were like 'oh shit guys, maybe we should have read this?'

c'mon man, you can't tell me they didn't know what and who they signed up for. They just got scared
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>>54567791

or just trying way too hard
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>>54567249
yeah, you could do that and call it an art statement
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>>54567791
>>54567827
>band defies convention
>/mu/ assumes they did it for a conventional reason
fucking hell guys, you're all basic as fuck
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>>54567791
They probably had their hang ups while doing it but convinced themselves it was a good idea.
Only after doing it did they realize the error of their ways plus touring with Soundgarden and NIN doesn't do much for their image.
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>>54563757
they must make something.... there records are available at basically every record store, and people are buying.

plus... pic vaguely related
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>>54566172
>tfw he's old enough to be zach's dad
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>>54567919
>throwing in Based Bischoff just 'cause

MY NIGGA!
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>>54565870
Oh... Oh shit.
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>>54567919
>based Eric Bischoff on my /mu/
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>>54568033
FUCK HOGAN
FUCK NASH
FUCK HALL

BISCHOFF 4 LIFE
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>>54567919
I'M BACK
AND BETTER THAN EVER
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>>54567948
yeah, if he could have been a dad at like 5 years old
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>>54567904
Opening for a tour like that is a shit deal from the get go, I don't know why they even considered it.

For starters an arena setting sucks for any band used to small venues, and and add to that the minimal amount of stage they'd be allowed playing in front of Soundgarden and NiNs setups, not to mention sound guys that don't give a fuck, even if it was possible to make them sound good in those venues.

Any smaller band opening for big name bands is going to be tolerated or ignored at best on these type of tours and even more so if its a new innovative band opening for established to the point of being banal mainstream acts.

They would have busted their fucking asses to complete indifference, impatience and anoyance from the entire crowd.

I get why they bowed out, but what the fuck made them consider it in the first place?
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>>54568115
>zach is 35
I THOUGHT HE WAS LIKE 23
HAS DEATH GRIPS DISCOVERED THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN SACRAMENTO?
HOW OLD IS FLATTY
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>>54566919
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sticXkHxZC4
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>>54564128
I kek'd.

Being from the Central Valley, I can relate.
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>>54568214
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>>54568415
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>>54568033
im so glad i dont understand this.
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