LACUNA COIL Singer Comments On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's Removal From ROB ZOMBIE Tour

LACUNA COIL's male vocalist Andrea Ferro spoke to HeavyMetalSource.com on May 8, 2006 about BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's involuntary departure from the ROB ZOMBIE/LACUNA COIL trek last month after BULLET frontman Matt Tuck publicly voiced his displeasure with the tour's conditions via the official BULLET message board (see previous BLABBERMOUTH.NET story).

"It was something stupid on their behalf, especially the singer, who wrote on the Internet a lot of stuff which was not exactly correct, because we did many tours as an opening band in these kind of tours, and we know that when you are an opening band, you're not gonna have every day a soundcheck or every day a dressing room," Ferro explained. "We had to share the dressing room with them. They're very nice guys, actually; it's just that they're probably… You don't go on the Internet and call somebody 'money-grabbing fucks' [like Tuck did with Zombie]. . . When you open and you are the first out of three bands, many of the venues can't hold the dressing room for everybody, so it's normal that you sometimes have to sacrifice a litte bit. Probably they got some different kind of success in the U.K. in the beginning and they think that they paid their dues, but I believe that they still have to pay their dues, like everybody. So it was an unexperienced mistake. And we're sad for them, because they're very nice guys also — it's not that they were very bad guys — it was just a stupid thing. But I also understand Rob that he didn't have much of a choice. Why somebody goes like that to the Internet. Seeing how powerful the Internet is today . . . and everybody is ready to talk shit about you, you don't wanna have problems like from somebody that is working with you, that you gave them a chance to play sold-out shows every night all across the country. That was a stupid move. But I think they're really nice guys; they're a very good band. It's just a matter of unexperience, I believe."

The complete 15-minute audio interview with LACUNA COIL's Andrea Ferro, conducted on May 8, 2006 by HeavyMetalSource.com, can be downloaded at www.heavymetalsource.com.

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