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Rings Of Saturn’s Lucas Mann Releases Video Response To Accusations That He Mimes His Guitar Parts Onstage (Updated)


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Update: December 06th, 2019 12:43 PM:

YouTuber Jared Dines has since issued the below video clarifying his intent with his recent accusations he made against several players, including Lucas Mann, whom he apologizes to in the video. You can watch that below:

Original Story:

Rings Of Saturn guitarist Lucas Mann has increasingly been faced with accusations of studio and live trickery over the years, be it allegations of him recording his parts in the studio at half-speed or miming his guitar parts while onstage. In the below video reponse, he goes on to explain the band’s live setup, plays the parts he’s been accused of faking and more.

He also reacts to recent accusations made against him by YouTuber/musician Jared Dines that he mimes ‘some parts live.’ Mann goes on to disclose the conversations he had with Dines over the matter and explains his own frustrations with frequently being accused of being dishonest with his playing.

Mann commented alongside the video:

“All Guitar Playing in this video is supplemented by the raw DI tracks at the end of the video that I welcome anyone to inspect. Live audio from our shows recorded direct from the console is featured debunking the “miming live” argument entirely. An explanation of why there was confusion upon the popular accusations and arguments is given, along with more supporting evidence such as a fan video. Call out Culture and Jared Dines is discussed as well. I am not trying to attack anyone with this, and only want positivity for everyone involved, however I feel my side needs to be heard because it has overwhemingly been suppressed. Hopefully this video clears everything up.”

Mann himself has had a controversial career, including accusations of stealing song ideas, being called out by former bandmates and stealing songwriting credit. Mann resumed touring with Rings Of Saturn live earlier this year, after having taken a hiatus citing a past physical assault at a show and “extreme online toxicity” as the reasons why he originally stepped away.

Rings Of Saturn themselves will be touring Europe and the UK early next year with Enterprise Earth, Traitors and Brand Of Sacrifice:

02/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
02/22 Paris, FRA – Gibus Club
02/23 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/24 Bristol, UK – Exchange
02/25 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
02/26 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/27 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/28 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/29 London, UK – The Underworld
03/01 Tilburg, NET – Hall Of Fame
03/02 Brussels, BEl – Magasin 4
03/03 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/05 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/06 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
03/07 Rozzano, ITA – Circolo Svolta
03/08 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
03/09 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/10 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/12 Dresden, GER – Club Puschkin
03/13 Hamburg, GER – YokoClub
03/14 Hanover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz

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