Protest the Hero: Detained!
2006-10-25 by Tyler Munro EMERITUS | 23 Comments

Luke Hoskin, 1/5 of Canadian Metal act Protest the Hero, has been detained at the Vancouver US border, preventing
him to continue on their current tour with Trivium and the Sword. In September, Luke (Guitarist) was caught with what
bassist Arif considers "dust in a bag", which translates to roughly 0.2g of marijuana. Despite having paid a fine, and
crossing the border several times since (this occurred during their September tour with Avenged Sevenfold), Hoskin
has been sent back home and is prevented from entering the United States for the time being.

The band has hired an immigration lawyer and plan to continue the tour as scheduled. Hopefully Luke will be back to
join them sooner rather than later.

On the issue, singer Rody Walker had this to say:

Quote:
Originally Posted by www.myspace.com/protestthehero
So as a wise man once said we're "balls deep in an infected pussy" ... but worry not we are as christina... a fighter.
With that said we're going to end the tour without him, which should be interesting to say the least, as he plays a
pretty vital role. So those of you coming to the remaining shows be expecting a down-hearted, some-what empty
protest the hero.

Unfortunately we've had to pull out of tonight's show in Seatle to get our shit together, we're sorry.

The hatred coursing through my veins right now is electric enough to reanimate a small corpse... But in the true spirit
of Rock and Roll,

I fucking quit.

No, we venture on through the deep dark jungle in search of ancient mayan Treasure, while young Mr Ruthless takes
flight upon the wretched silver bird in search of his place of origin.

"Fly... fly high, mighty Ruthless... your name will always be remembered by the people of the enchanted lands... and
your memory will march with us forever against the hordes of the black lord for the salvation of the enchanted lands.
Goodbye, brother... goodbye...!!"
10.25.06 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (The band will not be playing this show)
10.27.06 San Francisco, CA - Slims
10.28.06 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
10.29.06 San Diego, CA - Soma
10.30.06 Pamona, CA - Glasshouse
11.01.06 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
11.03.06 Houston, TX - Meridian Theatre
11.04.06 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
11.05.06 Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre

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Band Page: Protest The Hero

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Tyler
Emeritus
October 25th 2006

7924 Comments


AP posted unconfirmed information about Matt Heafy possibly filling in, as well as the band asking anyone willing to fill Luke's place.

That was completely made up, so I didn't throw it in.

Zesty Mordant
October 25th 2006

1196 Comments


0.2g? what is that like a bowl?
nonetheless, border security is teh ghey.

Tyler
Emeritus
October 25th 2006

7924 Comments


Anyways, I basically took the article from AP, talked to the band and re-wrote it with some minor changes. Only my second news post, let me know if it was adequate.

Thor
October 25th 2006

10158 Comments


Protest the Hero is the best band on the tour.

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Bfhurricane
October 25th 2006

6194 Comments


I would have to agree with Thor. Kezia was incredible I'd absolutely love to see this band live
oh and very adequate post cocaine, stuff like this is definitely worth postingThis Message Edited On 10.25.06

Tyler
Emeritus
October 25th 2006

7924 Comments


Tip: don't see them without Luke.

Drunken Viking
October 26th 2006

1023 Comments


[QUOTE=]0.2g? what is that like a bowl?
[/QUOTE]
It's a bit more than that. It's close to 40$ worth.

Huber
October 26th 2006

66 Comments


That sucks, I'm seeing them on Sunday. Oh well.

Xander_Christ
October 26th 2006

132 Comments


40$? That gets you at least 4 grams
Not a fan of this band, with or without original bassist.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2006

16071 Comments


It'll get you 4 grams if you're buying oregeno.

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ToWhatEnd
October 26th 2006

3172 Comments


So I don't know the band that well, I'm guessing Luke is one of their guitar players?

Tyler
Emeritus
October 26th 2006

7924 Comments


Shit yeah, guitarist. I added it to the summary but not to this actual news update.

Xander_Christ
October 26th 2006

132 Comments


About 10$ per gram is the going rate where I'm from, and that's in a country with the metric system. Then again, its also pretty much legal.

Drunken Viking
October 26th 2006

1023 Comments


I'm moving their immediately.

Nepenthe
October 26th 2006

62 Comments


HAHAHAHA, $40 for .2g? I don't pay any more than $3 a gram...

.2g is basically the part of the sack you just throw away, because there's not even a bowl left.

TID22
October 26th 2006

76 Comments


Drunken Viking I don't know what your smoking if you pay $40 dollars for .2 grams.For $40 you get 8.8 grams at least. Unless you have White Widow or Northern Lights

Zesty Mordant
October 26th 2006

1196 Comments


fucking metric system. all i know is i pay $30 cdn for a half-quarter.

I like how the topic of conversation has been completely derailed.This Message Edited On 10.26.06

Intransit
October 27th 2006

2797 Comments


welcome to the musicians forum marijuana thread

Bfhurricane
October 27th 2006

6194 Comments


I was about to say... we have more people bitching about drug prices than the actual band lol

talentsdead
October 29th 2006

30 Comments


what? protest the hero sold .2g for pot for $40 while converting metric to fill a bowl??
WTF?
what was the question again?

kyleisgreat
October 30th 2006

79 Comments


man this made me realise something. I've been constantly talking down the imperial system and thinking i've been using the metric system 100% (im from canada) but ive been buying in denominations of ounces! what's a ounce in grams?

Huber
October 31st 2006

66 Comments


I saw them last night. They only played four songs, one being a cover of Propagandhi's "Fuck the Border".

They had some guy fill in for him. They said he was from the area. Even though they played little, they rocked hard. I wish I could have seen a whole set :/

Tyler
Emeritus
November 1st 2006

7924 Comments


I think it was the guy from Strung Out who filled in.



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