myFOXla.com reports that SUNSET NATION, a Los Angeles-based heavy metal band with conservative political views, says it was banned from the stage at the legendary rock club Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
SUNSET NATION (MySpace page) says that Whisky management pulled the plug on its gig five minutes into a 30-minute set.
A fan shot cell phone video of what happened. In the video, you can hear SUNSET NATION singer Bryan Ross reacting from the stage.
"They pulled the plug," Ross tells myFOXla.com. "I put the useless microphone on the stage and I persisted at that point on verbally executing Whisky management."
Ross admits to dropping a few F-bombs, but he claims the band got the axe for its conservative point of view.
"We're a conservative-minded band and we know in this day and age that's rare," eh says.
Call it "patriot rock"... speed-metal that's anthemic, pro-American and hardcore. The band and its fans drape themselves in American flags. Those who paid to see the show were disappointed.
"Last thing I remember hearing was 'you can love this country so much' and then their sound cut off," Jessica Marino, a SUNSET NATION fan tells myFOXla.com. "I've been to a number of concerts and heard far more offensive things than you can love your country."
For Ross, the issue is as simple as freedom of speech.
"They effed with the wrong band," he says. "Heavy metal and patriotism is alive and well."
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