The Ataris drummer Rob Felicetti has shut down reports his alleged drink and drug problems were to blame for a feud that broke out onstage last week (06Oct12), insisting frontman Kris Roe was just looking for any excuse to lash out at him.
The Boys of Summer stars were performing their song Your Boyfriend Sucks at a gig in New Jersey last Saturday (06Oct12) when Roe lost his temper and hurled his guitar at Felicetti, before dismantling his drumkit and throwing pieces around the stage.
Roe told the stunned crowd he was frustrated by the musician's poor performance, and in a later apology video to fans he hinted that Felicetti had addiction issues.
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Punk rock band The Ataris has managed to keep a fairly low profile since their hit cover of 'Boys of Summer' in 2005. However, in what has been described as a 'meltdown' The Ataris lead singer has attacked their drummer on stage. The band were playing at Asbury Park, New Jersey on Sunday (7th Oct 2012), where the incident took place.
During the set Kris Roe took off his guitar and flung it at the drummer, before proceeding to dismantle the drum kit and throw it at the drummer. After the percussionist finally got the picture, he stopped trying to drum and exited the stage, PunkNews.com reports that Roe said:"Our drummer's...failing it tonight, I don't know what the ... problem is but I'm gonna finish the set by myself.” He then referred to the whole thing as “embarrassing."
In a statement issued after the concert, Roe said that the drummer had been drinking for hours before the show and was playing absolutely terribly through the entire set. Although Roe would liked to have dealt with the situation better, he cited "rock 'n roll" as a valid reason for his OTT outburst. Roe seems to have forgotten that it's no longer okay to bite the heads off bats, nor attack one of your own band members on stage in front of an impressionable audience.
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The Ataris frontman KRiS ROE shocked fans at a concert in New Jersey on Saturday (06Oct12) when he flew into a rage onstage and started attacking drummer Rob Felicetti.
The Boys of Summer stars were performing their song Your Boyfriend Sucks at an Asbury Park gig when the singer lost his temper and hurled his guitar at Felicetti, before dismantling his drumkit and throwing pieces around the stage.
Felicetti made a prompt exit to escape injury and Roe attempted to explain his outburst to fans, insisting he was not impressed by his drummer's performance.
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