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Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta Once Drunkenly Claimed To Be A Member Of Slipknot After Security Ejected Him From The Stage Of A Disturbed Show


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During an recent appearance on the ‘BREWtally Speaking Podcast‘, Municipal Waste, etc. vocalist Tony Foresta got to talking about some of his drunken touring stories. As it turns out, the thrash veteran not only once had a nü-metal cover band named ‘Jock Jamz’, but also found himself being forcibly ejected by security after drunkenly crashing the side stage of a Disturbed show.

That incident took place at an undisclosed European festival roughly 12 to 13 years ago, and started off with a bottle of whiskey shared with late Children Of Bodom vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho. Recalling that time, Foresta offered:

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“We were playing a festival in Sweden and—this is a really long time ago, like kinda when we first starting going over to Europe… It had to have been like 2009, ’cause we just toured with Children Of Bodom, and then we went over to Europe and they were there, and they were playing this festival. And Lexi [late Children Of Bodom vocalist/guitarist Alexi Laiho], me and that dude, we both liked to hit it hard back then.

We both liked our whiskey and I hadn’t seen him since the tour we did, or talked to him. Anyway, he grabs me and is like ‘Come sit with me man, let’s share a drink.’ And [we] just sit there and house this fucking bottle of I don’t even know. I know it was whiskey. I’m not really sure what it was. That guy was little, but he could fucking drink man.

So to preface this: Me and Ryan Waste have this band that we only played as twice. We only played the Super Bowl halftime at our local bar… [the band] is called Jock Jams with a Z and we do nü-metal songs. And it was me and Ryan Parrish that played in Darkest Hour and was eventually in Iron Reagan. And we would do Godsmack, Disturbed [covers]… Anyway, we would do all those songs.

We would wear fake dreads and hats sideways and makeup—it was a thing. Anyway, so I’m chilling with Lexi and then I’m like ‘Ah fuck, I gotta go, I gotta go find my bandmates.’ And I’m walking by the main stage and I see Phil [Hall, Municipal Waste bassist/vocalist] and he’s like talking to the Trivium dudes or somebody.

[So] I find my bandmates and I’m standing by the main stage, just talking and Disturbed kicks into the fucking monkey song, whatever the fuck it’s called… ohhh ahh ahh ahh, you know that shit? An I’m stoked. I’m feeling pretty good at this point.

And I hear that shit kick in and I’m like ‘Aww shit!’ So I fucking climb up on the stage, up this steep stairwell, and I get up it and I run over to the stage and they kick into that part. And I’m like doing my rap—my rappy, rapping bass metal dance, I like to call it. And I’m fucking feeling it. And the security, or I don’t know who it was—probably a guitar tech or something. [So] these two dudes like fold me up and they’re grabbing me and they like fucking throw me down the stairs.

And then they look and they see I have an artist pass on me. And they’re like ‘Oh fuck. Who, who are you, man? Who are you?’ And I go, ‘I’m in fucking Slipknot dude, you just fucked up!’ That was the first thing that came to my head, ’cause I was like they wear masks, so [security] wouldn’t even know. So I was like ‘you just fucked up, man!’ I walked off real fast and I don’t know if that ever got back to anybody, but that was a fun day for sure. R.I.P. Lexi too.”

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