JELLO BIAFRA Turns Down Invitation From DEAD KENNEDYS To Perform At Anniversary Concert

Punk icon Jello Biafra has turned down an invitation from his former DEAD KENNEDYS bandmates to participate in what he called "their cash-in nostalgia show in Hollywood on August 19."

"To put it mildly, this reeks of false advertising," he said in an official press release. "They obviously aren't serious or they would have called me on the phone. Instead, their message came through their lawyers and their publicist.

"What's the matter, not enough Hot Topic bozo teens flocking to stuff cash in their bikinis? [Were] they having that much trouble selling tickets to a bar that holds less than 600 people?" he said, adding, "If they really want to 'bury the hatchet,' why won't they stop suing me?

"I feel sorry for anyone duped into paying top dollar for a ticket because they heard, 'I might be there.' But I hardly think I'm 'letting fans down' by refusing to be part of a nostalgia scam."

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