The generational gap within rock music is really noticeable. There’s nothing that can persuade the old musicians and fans that these newer guys have some great stuff to offer. And you can rarely make millennials and zoomers sit down and enjoy some quality old tunes. And thus the flame wars on social media ensue when these two worlds collide.
It all started when Eddie Trunk, famous rock historian and radio host, reacted to the recent news of Falling in Reverse canceling their show. The reason behind the band’s cancelation was that they lost their laptops with all the backing tracks and other important material for live shows were lost. Eddie reacted to the whole thing with a social media post, saying:
“This is astonishing .. First I heard about this I thought it was a joke to wind me up. How much longer are fans, promoters, media, just going to accept the epidemic of live rock shows… not really being live? Paying your hard earned money to see a band play ‘live‘ that’s not truly live?! And there are countless bands in 2022 that hone their craft and play live! Tons! New and old !! Including the one that subbed for them in their slot, Jackyl. No laptop needed there! This is just unreal. But at least I give them credit for being honest. Wow. I am closer than ever to launching my own band. And I can’t sing or play a note .. simply amazing.“
Needless to say, this led to a whole-out war between Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke on the one side and Eddie Trunk and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach on the other.
In additional posts and comments, Trunk praised Aerosmith. Radke then followed with this statement:
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Radke then turned to Sebastian Bach as well.
Needless to say, this cause a lot of heated reactions by the former Skid Row frontman, who then said this:
However, Radke would have none of it and then responded by pointing out some of Bach’s own backing track uses during live shows.
Of course, the fight goes on and Radke’s comments get deeper into the matter and why slamming a band for this is not the way to go. In a now-deleted tweet, Sebastian Bach said (via ThePRP):
“It’s always so much fun to show someone what the world was like before the internet existed get f****** ready. Virtual reality is so much fun until you have to deal with actual reality. In your face. Can’t wait to meet you in person. Name the time and the place and I will introduce you to rock and roll in person man.”
Radke called him out again:
This continued on with Ronnie Radke’s series of Tweets and a few responses by Sebastian Bach. A few other musicians also chimed in.
Photo: dr_zoidberg (Sebastian Bach (48288889407)), Stefan Brending (Falling in Reverse-Rock im Park 2014- by 2eight DSC9470)