|Pennywise Attacks Alesana|
2010-08-09 by Jim Franks | 97 Replies | 6039 Views
Update: AltPress has posted an exclusive interview with Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise in which he states that it was all a drunken misunderstanding that ended with the cops showing up with a taser gun: ...They blasted me with the taser about five times, but I used to be an electrician, so I’m used to it... .
Interview with Fletcher: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/exclusive_members_of_pennywise_assault_alesana_aft er_denver_warped_tou/
According to AltPress.com, two members of Pennywise entered Alesana's tour bus and attacked members of the band. The event occured after the Denver stop of the Vans Warped Tour.
Alesana's Shawn Milke told AltPress:
"Just to clear the air of any rumors, last night upon returning to our bus after a night out with friends, both our band and our tour manager were attacked blindly by two very drunk members of Pennywise. Alesana is a non-violent band and always has been. We do not encourage or willingly participate in any violent activities. The two guys entered our bus and, without any instigating on our part, began punching us and trashing our bus. We are eternally sorry that this event took place and had it not been for the Denver police showing up and restraining our assailants, the night could have been tragic. Luckily, no one in our camp was injured"
hahahahaha i bet they were screaming bro hymn while they were doing it.
it's a firestorm
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if one of the perps was Fletcher, Alesana wouldn't be alive to tell AP about it
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Hope it wasn't Zoli...
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one of them was fletcher apparently so goes hearsay.
because it's alesana?
Key Word: DRUNK
When Bros Attack
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the bro disrespect.
yeah but you're missing the point.
it was alesana
This is funny.
I bet the dudes in Alesana talked shit about Pac Sun or MySpace or some shit and incited a bro rage of epic proportions.
bringonthebreakdown, yes I get that.
this is priceless, there have been too many good "band getting on trouble/fights " news lately
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wow after looking up a picture of them its no wonder they didn't fight back.
Can't wait for more information on why this happened
so random still.
Does it make me a bad person if i say "props to Pennywise"?
it happened because they were obviously extremely drunk and i mean look at pennywise then look at alesana.
next i wanna see Horse The Band Vs. Band Of Horses.
i feel like they both shouldn't exist simultaneously. and Lord Gold for the win
I want a rematch to be aired on tv.
This rules, two pop punk dudes beating up a bunch of scene queens.
didn't know the warped tour was so brutal.
Wait so its like 6 members in Alesana and there tour manager, and they couldn't stop 2 guys from Pennywise from beating their ass's lol
^ correct. the only one who apparently tried to do anything is the lead singer.
am i the only one who thinks it's uncool for bands to fight for no reason?
Wow lol, what's funny is the lead singer is like the most gayest sounding/looking one of them lol. I thought the screamer would be the tough one to fight back.
not the guitarist singer but the screamer.
Lol bad PR for Pennywise
must have been bad if the police came?
why did the police have to come : /
they were in their bus destroying their stuff apparently.
i. love. alesana. sorry- even if their live shows blow the albums are so good. especially on frail wings of vanity..
you gotta find some humor in this.
lmao this is amazing
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Pennywise - putting the Punk back in Warped tour, one drunken brawl at a time
Yeah, dick move pennywise, of course its Fletcher, the same guy who would intentionally puke on people.
nice, Alesana could definately use a good ass kicking
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When Bros Attackhaha this
I applaud Pennywise for there act against the injustices of the world. We need more bands like this.
As shitty as Alesana is, this was a lame move on Pennywise's behalf.
How hilarious would this have been if the roles were reversed?
ive never really listened to pennywise before but now i just have to, i already have so much respect for them as of now.
dennis is a decent size dude too. jus sayin. sucks for alesana though. seen em twice and talked to them all. dreadfully nice dudes.
Yes!!! band is horrible !
Pennywise just got that much cooler
So all of Alesana couldn't stop two dudes and resorted to calling the police? Just goes to show what music is turning into...
sad and pathetic yet painfully hilarious
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They didn't fight back??? Pussies.
I don't like Alesana, but that was pretty douchey.
i wish i could find this funny, but i just hate pennywise too much. alesana obviously sucks, but pennywise are just so fat and old and write such annoying songs.
is it a good thing that ive never heard of either band until this article?
it's actually pretty sad
yeah I don't know how you couldn't have heard of Pennywise
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They really haven't been talked about lately.
Other fights I'd like to see:
NOFX - Thrice
Meshuggah - Paramore
Converge - Tool
"next i wanna see Horse The Band Vs. Band Of Horses."
i enjoy both bands, but i agree. i feel like Nathan Winneke's mustache would win.
I want to see justin bieber vs aaron carter.
i want to see Brent Hinds vs Shavo Odadjian
Immolation vs Bring Me the Horizon
Brokencyde Vs. a pack of grizzly bears
william hung vs a vocal coach.
"Alesana is a non-violent band and always has been. We do not encourage or willingly participate in any violent activities"
I.E we are complete pussies.
you can't wear eyeliner and be a badass.
andcas speaks troof!
Suffocation v Daft Punk
THINK ABOUT IT
Also, fuck Pennywise
"Pennywise - putting the Punk back in Warped tour, one drunken brawl at a time"
News updated with link to interview with Fletcher of Pennywise.
Alcohol is a hell of a drug!
too bad the AP website is shitting all over itself right now
AP isn't shitting all over itself, the weird way that our website handles URLs is. When you click the link it's only taking the top part of the line and not the section underneath it.
nah, I went into their site directly after I realized the URL wasn't working and every time I got to the interview all my internet explorer windows stopped responding (I couldn't even scroll down the page) and I had to close out. After 3 times in a row I just stopped trying.
I read the first paragraph and the most of his answer to the first question though while it was frozen.
--all my internet explorer windows stopped responding--
There's the problem... don't blame the website, blame the tools you're using to get there ;)
haha unfortunately I'm at work and don't have any other options
this is a bizzare pairing. I half expected NOFX to be the band to do this.
The same exact thing happened to me
alesana and pennywise are both good bands imo, but i just lost all respect for pennywise for there members pulling a stunt like this. it doesn't make alesana pussies for not fighting back, they obviously didn't want anything to get any more out of control. props to them for sticking to their beliefs.
why is everyone giving pennywise shit about this? its fucking funny as hell. tell them you appreciate the laff.
"Converge - Tool"
Probably wouldn't be as satisfying as it sounds, considering Maynard being military trained and pretty dedicated to his jujitsu.
Why do Alesana sound like such p**sies in this article?
because they wear eyeliner and sing about rome.
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Ick, scene kids. But scene kids shouldn't get beat up for being scene kids though. Not cool, Pennywise
I think this made me like Pennywise even more
"Ick, scene kids. But scene kids shouldn't get beat up for being scene kids though. Not cool, Pennywise" Wrong, they should. Any kind of generic douche should be beaten with a hard metal object solely for being a generic douche.