All That Remains’ Phil Labonte: “Let The Blogs Talk Shit, While They Take Money From Labels…”
All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte had some pointed words for his fellow metal frontmen who don’t speak their mind in fear of backlash; and the metal blogosphere who trash him for voicing his opinions.
Speaking via his Facebook, he offered:
“Got a FB email that said “random metal blog” said you hide behind Facebook. I submit that MOST (not all) frontmen hide behind their own band. Not willing to be honest, they’re just spineless and won’t really divulge their opinion in the fear that it may affect their band or record sales.
Now, there are a lot of honest people who really don’t have an opinion about most things, and that’s cool. I’m not here to judge them. But for those who have an opinion and won’t say what it is cause they are afraid of the possibility of negative effects, I say FUCK THAT.
I’m just as much a normal guy as any of you are. I am worth no more, and no less, than any of you reading this. So let the blogs talk shit, while they take money from labels, to promote the records, by the bands who they shit on, while they profit from talking shit about them. That’s the system, and fuck the system.”