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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato Says It’s ‘Disgraceful’ To Have Fall Out Boy Billed Higher Than Judas Priest


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The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato can be counted among the many who are unhappy with Fall Out Boy getting a higher booking over Judas Priest at the 2015 ‘Soundwave Festival‘. Spotlightreport.net asked Puciato—who will be playing the first-ever shows with supergroup Killer Be Killed at the festival—how he felt about the billing order:

“I didn’t even know that Fall Out Boy was playing. That’s a bit weird. I mean, I hate that kind of shit. I personally think that’s disgusting. I think that Judas Priest are fucking legends of metal and that they are one of the greatest metal bands of all time, so it’s a little bit disgraceful.

I don’t think there is any reason to have a band like that. I think this is the thing when you have a band like that on the stage on a festival like that it is a really slippery slope. Like once you put like a Fall Out Boy on there it becomes like one step closer to becoming a pop festival. So adding those kinds of bands is an obvious strategy to sell tickets.

Honestly, they probably shouldn’t even be playing but you know what happens a band gets on a festival and they find out where they are playing or they make a big thing about how high they want to be on the bill, but there is a lot of politics involved when there are bands that size, because their egos get hurt. They want to be as a high as they can be on the bill. I mean, its fucking Judas Priest man! it’s like fucking almost Black Sabbath. They are metal royalty. So that is a little bit sad for me to hear.”

When asked if he wanted to keep the above reply off the record by the site, Puciato replied:

“Nah!, feel free to post everything I just said. I don’t give the shit. (Laughs)”

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