THEPRP News

Dirty Machine

Dirty Machine’s Frontman David Leach Slams P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval


0

In a discussion with The San Diego Union-Tribune published earlier this month, P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval outlined the problems he has with those who show a lack of respect. When asked if his band’s recent single “Rockin’ With The Best” found him throwing down the gauntlet, he replied:

“A little bit. You know, for me it’s more like I’m an old-school guy. I’m big on respect. A lot of times, with these young kids, they have so many things handed to them, even when it comes to music. Nobody’s paid their dues. No one respects where it comes from.

- Advertisement -

Most of these kids think that they’re doing something new and (that) they’re creating something, and this is a sound that P.O.D. has pioneered. It is a Southern California… a San Diego sound. I know L.A might disagree, I know New York might disagree. This is a San Diego sound.

There’s no other melting pot in the world that comes with these styles of flavors… and I just want people to recognize (that) and — today — (to) also just own your craft and have some integrity and some honor, just even in how you do music, and what you’re talking about and what you’re saying.

But again, most people are so used to things being handed to them that they don’t — they’ve never paid any dues. Like I said, (after) 26 years, it’s not a “pat me on the back” or “pat my band on the back” (song). I just want people and bands to show respect.”

David Leach, frontman of nü metal revivalists Dirty Machine, took issue with Sandoval‘s comments while outlining some previous negative experiences he claims they had with P.O.D.. Speaking via Instagram, Leach stated:

“@sonnywhosoever and the entire @pod camp, please shut the fuck up. Sonny we got a good taste of your hypocrite ass last year at the Indie Stock Music festival. Where POD headlined and brought noone. Literally not a soul. You guys stayed on your bus the entire night, but you still got paid. You knocked off half the bands on the bill including us, so you wouldn’t have to play past 10pm.

Then you guys jetted back to your bus like anyone gave a shit. Fast forward to three months ago. We got signed to TKO, and we were told we would be hitting the road with you this fall. We were super humbled and honored to be sharing the stage with you. Everyone in our band grew up on your music. We were given the run around for weeks.

First offered 100 bucks a show, then offered nothing. We still said yes. Because we knew the importance of touring with a band like yours and the experience we would gain from it. Our manager then calls us a week before the tour starts and says we are off the tour. The only explanation we can come up with is you didn’t want to get shown up every night.

Your tired ass set, and not having a decent single since 2003 has caught up with you. I’m sure every band respected you, until they met you and your camp. You’re tired, old and grumpy Sonny. You’re not rockin w/ the best anymore. So shut your mouth, and play youth of the nation. -Your boy David Charles Leach #pod”

View this post on Instagram

@sonnywhosoever and the entire @pod camp, please shut the fuck up. Sonny we got a good taste of your hypocrite ass last year at the Indie Stock Music festival. Where POD headlined and brought noone. Literally not a soul. You guys stayed on your bus the entire night, but you still got paid. You knocked off half the bands on the bill including us, so you wouldn’t have to play past 10pm. Then you guys jetted back to your bus like anyone gave a shit. Fast forward to three months ago. We got signed to TKO, and we were told we would be hitting the road with you this fall. We were super humbled and honored to be sharing the stage with you. Everyone in our band grew up on your music. We were given the run around for weeks. First offered 100 bucks a show, then offered nothing. We still said yes. Because we knew the importance of touring with a band like yours and the experience we would gain from it. Our manager then calls us a week before the tour starts and says we are off the tour. The only explanation we can come up with is you didn’t want to get shown up every night. Your tired ass set, and not having a decent single since 2003 has caught up with you. I’m sure every band respected you, until they met you and your camp. You’re tired, old and grumpy Sonny. You’re not rockin w/ the best anymore. So shut your mouth, and play youth of the nation. -Your boy David Charles Leach #pod

A post shared by Dirty Machine (@dirtymachineband) on

[via Alternative Press]

Comments