05:27 PM on 10/13/12
My two cents: I am just really frustrated by the whole situation. I happen to be one of those people who thought that "Welcome the Night" was absolutely genius, and several songs from "So Long, Astoria" have long been anthems of my teenage years. But I don't care how frustrated you are at someone, physically attacking them is never justifiable. Just walk away, man. Take your leave, calm down, and come back later when you are ready to TALK about it. CALMLY.
I hate this whole situation. Love the guy's music, but I can't condone the way he handled this.
By the way, I firmly believe that when you go off on another person like that, it's the result of a lot of unresolved issues building up over a period of time, and who knows where and when they might all come to a head.