Pennywise Attacks Alesana
2010-08-09 by Jim Franks | 78 Comments

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/





Original Story

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"

http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/exclusive_members_of_pennywise_assault_alesana_aft er_denver_warped_tour/

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botb
August 10th 2010

9521 Comments


hahahahaha i bet they were screaming bro hymn while they were doing it.

Mordecai.
August 10th 2010

8270 Comments


bro... nice

jangbanger
August 10th 2010

56 Comments


HAHA OWNED

drasticaction74
August 10th 2010

1718 Comments


if one of the perps was Fletcher, Alesana wouldn't be alive to tell AP about it

TheSpirit
August 10th 2010

17130 Comments


Hope it wasn't Zoli...

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botb
August 10th 2010

9521 Comments


because it's alesana?

tinathefatlard
August 10th 2010

1597 Comments


Key Word: DRUNK

Satellite
August 10th 2010

20676 Comments


When Bros Attack

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Mordecai.
August 10th 2010

8270 Comments


disrespecting



yo

Imperial
August 10th 2010

1719 Comments


hahahaha

botb
August 10th 2010

9521 Comments


yeah but you're missing the point.
it was alesana

Bitchfork
August 10th 2010

7584 Comments


This is funny.

Satellite
August 10th 2010

20676 Comments


I bet the dudes in Alesana talked shit about Pac Sun or MySpace or some shit and incited a bro rage of epic proportions.

botb
August 10th 2010

9521 Comments


wooooaaahhhhhhhhh
ohhhhhhhhhhhh

Nikkolae
August 10th 2010

4754 Comments


this is priceless, there have been too many good "band getting on trouble/fights " news lately

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laxworld16
August 10th 2010

96 Comments


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

laxworld16
August 10th 2010

96 Comments


Does it make me a bad person if i say "props to Pennywise"?

drasticaction74
August 10th 2010

1718 Comments


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

Bleekill
August 10th 2010

832 Comments


This rules, two pop punk dudes beating up a bunch of scene queens.

TheUnknownGlow
August 10th 2010

14 Comments


Awesome.

crowing51
August 10th 2010

3446 Comments



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

Synesthete
August 10th 2010

240 Comments


am i the only one who thinks it's uncool for bands to fight for no reason?

crowing51
August 10th 2010

3446 Comments


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.

JayVex
August 10th 2010

383 Comments


Lol bad PR for Pennywise

Goku
August 10th 2010

253 Comments


why did the police have to come : /

Crimsontide57
August 10th 2010

6 Comments


i. love. alesana. sorry- even if their live shows blow the albums are so good. especially on frail wings of vanity..

Kiran
Emeritus
August 10th 2010

6000 Comments


lmao this is amazing

supertouchox2
August 10th 2010

1062 Comments


haha awesome

iamSeraph
August 10th 2010

857 Comments


dicks.

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freedomofspeechnoway
August 10th 2010

411 Comments


haaaaaah

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Damrod
Moderator
August 10th 2010

1093 Comments


Pennywise - putting the Punk back in Warped tour, one drunken brawl at a time

Kosko
August 10th 2010

101 Comments


Yeah, dick move pennywise, of course its Fletcher, the same guy who would intentionally puke on people.

Apollo
August 10th 2010

10263 Comments


nice, Alesana could definately use a good ass kicking

FadeToBlack
August 10th 2010

10913 Comments


When Bros Attack
haha this

TheBaneofSputnik
August 10th 2010

1525 Comments


I applaud Pennywise for there act against the injustices of the world. We need more bands like this.

Urethra Franklin
August 10th 2010

50 Comments


As shitty as Alesana is, this was a lame move on Pennywise's behalf.

RosaParks
August 10th 2010

14592 Comments


RIP

burnafterbreeding
August 10th 2010

1466 Comments


How hilarious would this have been if the roles were reversed?

anuspudding
August 10th 2010

403 Comments


HAHA!!
ive never really listened to pennywise before but now i just have to, i already have so much respect for them as of now.

Comatorium.
August 10th 2010

4086 Comments


dennis is a decent size dude too. jus sayin. sucks for alesana though. seen em twice and talked to them all. dreadfully nice dudes.

Uranium
August 10th 2010

7043 Comments


Yes!!! band is horrible !

combustion07
August 10th 2010

5329 Comments


Pennywise just got that much cooler

Spec
August 10th 2010

27051 Comments


So all of Alesana couldn't stop two dudes and resorted to calling the police? Just goes to show what music is turning into...

dixoncocks
August 10th 2010

2428 Comments


sad and pathetic yet painfully hilarious

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Obfuscation24
August 10th 2010

3939 Comments


They didn't fight back??? Pussies.

LegendofPittman
August 10th 2010

2943 Comments


I don't like Alesana, but that was pretty douchey.

Fort23
August 10th 2010

2474 Comments


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.

FadeToBlack
August 10th 2010

10913 Comments


is it a good thing that ive never heard of either band until this article?

TheBaneofSputnik
August 10th 2010

1525 Comments


it's actually pretty sad

Inveigh
August 10th 2010

24752 Comments


yeah I don't know how you couldn't have heard of Pennywise

ConsiderPhlebas
August 10th 2010

6157 Comments


Other fights I'd like to see:


NOFX - Thrice

Meshuggah - Paramore

Converge - Tool

whywontyoudie
August 10th 2010

3063 Comments


"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.

FadeToBlack
August 10th 2010

10913 Comments


i want to see Brent Hinds vs Shavo Odadjian

o wait

Bleekill
August 10th 2010

832 Comments


Immolation vs Bring Me the Horizon

drasticaction74
August 10th 2010

1718 Comments


Brokencyde Vs. a pack of grizzly bears

Scenegirlsdontbang
August 10th 2010

106 Comments


"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.

whywontyoudie
August 10th 2010

3063 Comments


andcas speaks troof!

SkankinJake
August 10th 2010

88 Comments


EXCELLENT.

krig9412
August 10th 2010

792 Comments


Suffocation v Daft Punk

THINK ABOUT IT

Also, fuck Pennywise

kenti123
August 11th 2010

126 Comments


ahhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaahahahahahah!!!

Deathcar
August 11th 2010

1534 Comments


"Pennywise - putting the Punk back in Warped tour, one drunken brawl at a time"



123.



Willie
Moderator
August 11th 2010

15875 Comments


News updated with link to interview with Fletcher of Pennywise.

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Inveigh
August 11th 2010

24752 Comments


too bad the AP website is shitting all over itself right now

Willie
Moderator
August 11th 2010

15875 Comments


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.

Inveigh
August 11th 2010

24752 Comments


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.

Willie
Moderator
August 11th 2010

15875 Comments


--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 ;)

Inveigh
August 11th 2010

24752 Comments


haha unfortunately I'm at work and don't have any other options

cleary21
August 11th 2010

671 Comments


this is a bizzare pairing. I half expected NOFX to be the band to do this.

SHAKEandBAKE
August 11th 2010

1309 Comments


@Inveigh

The same exact thing happened to me

eatmorchickin
August 11th 2010

76 Comments


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.

toolguitarkid
August 11th 2010

261 Comments


why is everyone giving pennywise shit about this? its fucking funny as hell. tell them you appreciate the laff.

Jruined
August 11th 2010

1289 Comments


"Converge - Tool"

Probably wouldn't be as satisfying as it sounds, considering Maynard being military trained and pretty dedicated to his jujitsu.



TRMshadow
August 11th 2010

4982 Comments


Why do Alesana sound like such p**sies in this article?

cleary21
August 12th 2010

671 Comments


because they wear eyeliner and sing about rome.

KILL
August 12th 2010

70462 Comments


so good

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Iaksones
August 13th 2010

4 Comments


Ick, scene kids. But scene kids shouldn't get beat up for being scene kids though. Not cool, Pennywise

Spgale
March 26th 2011

41 Comments


I think this made me like Pennywise even more

Wolfhorde
March 29th 2011

12053 Comments


"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.



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