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Kevin Lyman Defends Warped Bands

Posted by: Steve Henderson (06/16/09)
In a new interview with Punknews, Kevin Lyman defends the addition of Brokencyde, Millionaires, and Jeffree Starr to the Warped Tour roster.
From the interviewYou donít have to like Brokencyde, or Jeffree Star, or the Millionaires, and Iím not saying that I do necessarily. But they are doing something, capturing something, stirring up controversy. Punk bands used to stir up controversy; if youíre taking that as the definition of ďpunkĒ, these artists could fall under that category.
        
 
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06:14 AM on 06/16/09
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I guess he's right in that respect.
06:17 AM on 06/16/09
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ugh. Kevin Lyman just made a damn good point.

fuck! I honestly have nothing to say to that and it pains me.
06:17 AM on 06/16/09
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I think it is a terribly weak explanation.
06:18 AM on 06/16/09
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There's a difference between stirring up controversy because what you're saying or doing is intruiging or eye opening and stirring up controversy because people can't believe how bad you are at what you do or how much of a bigot you are.

I lose more respect for Lyman every time he opens his mouth these days.

No wonder warped tour sucks so much the past couple of years
06:19 AM on 06/16/09
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why is that a good point?

it's terrible music, full stop. the only reason it causes controversy is because people are so disgusted by it, not because its groundbreaking or daring.
06:21 AM on 06/16/09
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Nope. No ''controversy" here. Just all bad.
06:21 AM on 06/16/09
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I don't blame Lyman for anything.
It's a chicken or egg complex: "Do kids like these bands because they're on these tours? Or are the bands on these tours because kids like them?"

I'm sure there's a little bit of both, but it's Lyman's job to provide kids with artist's they want to see...he can't help it if these bands are successful, or are on a clear path to being successful.
06:23 AM on 06/16/09
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06:23 AM on 06/16/09
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This is the third time he's defended them. If you have to defend them that much you know you fucked up.
06:23 AM on 06/16/09
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There's a difference between stirring up controversy because what you're saying or doing is intruiging or eye opening and stirring up controversy because people can't believe how bad you are at what you do or how much of a bigot you are.

I lose more respect for Lyman every time he opens his mouth these days.

No wonder warped tour sucks so much the past couple of years
06:26 AM on 06/16/09
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Lyman is just trying to cover his ass. He fucked up big time. I think he just realized how shitty the tour looked this summer. Like someone mentioned earlier, this is the third time he has had to defend these awful acts.

By the way, this thread is going to blow up today.
06:26 AM on 06/16/09
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Suddenly glad I haven't bought Warped Tour Tickets yet...
06:27 AM on 06/16/09
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06:28 AM on 06/16/09
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This is the third time he's defended them. If you have to defend them that much you know you fucked up.
He's nto defending "them" as much as he's defending his stance to have them on the tour.

I think it is a terribly weak explanation.
What does he have to "explain"?
If you don't like the tour...don't go. If you don't like certain bands, then don't watch them. It's a pretty elementary concept.

You guys make it seem like he's the one who discovered them, signed them, put them in the studio, produced them, budgeted their media buy, shot their video, etc... his job is to find popular buzz bands and bring them to kids who want to see them, and that's what he's doing. Blame the people BEHIND these artists (and society, for that matter).
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