Local Hero, Waylon Reavis, will never sing with Mushroomhead again
Posted 6:54 pm, 09/20/2016
I only listen to Buckethead.
Posted 5:46 pm, 09/20/2016
LOL, he is over 40, his career is over anyway. If there is no set for you in the life boat, sink the **** boat. I am sure Waylon and I have talked about this many times.
Posted 5:40 pm, 09/20/2016
That's my point, Springy. Leaving might have been the right move, I don't know. Going to a radio interview and talking about how bad your former band was... that's just unprofessional. He's the one hurting himself now.
Posted 5:36 pm, 09/20/2016
I know the old band also. They are a bunch of backstabbing ****s in general. They were to busy binking each others girlfriends to actually take music seriously. Why should Waylon let them hold him back?
Posted 5:31 pm, 09/20/2016
I agree, he's one of the most talented singers to come out of our area. But the way he threw his old band under the bus, I can't imagine any other band is going to rush to hire him. That just wasn't professional.
Posted 4:44 pm, 09/20/2016
I know Waylon personally. He is a good guy. I don't particularly care for metal, actually it sux and it is full of backstabbing ****s. However, Waylon is a Wilkes county man who has made a name for himself and we should stand behind him.
Posted 4:17 pm, 09/20/2016
Mushroomhead's a little heavier than Slipknot so they don't get as much radio time. They've been around for about 20 years, though.
Posted 3:57 pm, 09/20/2016
I've heard of Slipknot but never Mushroomhead. It's a great way to open an interview with a new band.
Posted 3:51 pm, 09/20/2016
Wow, Waylon, right or wrong this is a good way to make sure no other band wants to hire you...
If you know anything about the Cleveland band Mushroomhead, it's probably this: They're the metal band whose members wear scary masks but who are not Slipknot. As a matter of fact, the two bands have been beefing with one another, on and off, since 1999. So it has to hurt that a former Mushroomhead singer has now given an interview in which he claims that "Slipknot is better."
As Metalsucks points out, Waylon Reavis a singer who joined Mushroomhead in 2004 and left last year, recently gave an interview to the radio show Rock Rage in which he ****ed all over his former band. As for Slipknot, here's what he had to say:
Slipknot is better. Flat out. Corey Taylor, you're a bad*** ****in' singer. Slipknot, you're a great ****ing performance… I'll say it personally because I wasn't in Mushroomhead when all that **** went down. Guys, Slipknot is better. Hands down.
He also apparently left the band on terrible terms, and now he claims that Mushroomhead is essentially a dictatorship run by drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton:
You know why [Mushroomhead] didn't make it in this industry? Because they ****ed over people all over the industry. They **** talk. They don't care about you. They want your money. They're not good people…
Mushroomhead is nix. I hope they die slowly. I hope their fan base just goes down, and down, and down. I will never sing a song with them ever again. I wish I had never met 'em.
Metalsucks also points out that Mushroomhead use a Confederate flag onstage and that one member signed a petition last year asking for Black Lives Matter to be declared a "terrorist organization." So yeah, **** Mushroomhead.