Mastodon To Online Haters: “Have You Lost Three Grammys, You Little Prick?”


Mastodon bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders and guitarist Bill Kelliher once again show that they take on their online detractors with humor and humility in a newly published interview with Noisey. Speaking out against the hate that the band can face at times from the keyboard warrior contingent, Kelliher offered:

“…The cool thing about our band, is that we’ve always been able to play what we want to play. We never signed a contract that said we were going to be a heavy metal band, or a death metal band, or a crust punk band, for the rest of our lives. Our fucking fans are nuts. They pick apart every fucking note, every fucking word, who’s singing what, why this song doesn’t sound like the last song, why this song sucks because it’s different.

‘m always trying to come up with riffs and ideas and songs to impress Troy, Brent, or Brann. I’m not trying to do to it to impress Joe Blow on Facebook. I don’t give a shit. That’s what keeps us going. It’s funny when I read these comments on the internet of people saying we sold out by playing songs like “Show Yourself.” Who the fuck are you? What do you mean we sold out? I’ll play whatever music I want to play! I’ll put out a goddamn pop record if I want to. I don’t have to answer to anybody but my bandmates… and my wife.”

He later stated:

“There’s people that follow the Mastodon Facebook page and then they talk shit. Are you just trying to be cool? I think of a pimply faced 14-year-old in his underpants sitting on his computer. Where’s your band that you’ve had for 17 years? Where are your three-time Grammy loser certificates?”

Sanders added:

“Have you lost three Grammys, you little prick? Type, type, type. No, I didn’t think so.”

And yes the band have indeed went home empty handed from three Grammy nominations (“Colony Of Birchmen“, “Curl Of The Burl” & “High Road“) over the years, all of which were for the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category. More from the pair can be found at Noisey. The group’s new album “Emperor Of Sand” is in stores now.

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