DEP’s Greg Puciato Sticks Up For Judas Priest

Dillinger leader says Fall Out Boy should not have gotten higher billing on Download

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Greg Puciato

For some reason, the organizers decided that it would be a good idea to give Fall Out Boy higher billing on the 2015 Soundwave Festival in Australia than, say, Judas Priest.

Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato thinks that was a bad move. His band Killer Be Killed will play its first shows on Download.

He tells this site:

“I didn’t even know that Fall Out Boy was playing. That’s a bit weird. I mean, I hate that kind of shit. I personally think that’s disgusting. I think that Judas Priest are fucking legends of metal and that they are one of the greatest metal bands of all time, so it’s a little bit disgraceful.

“I don’t think there is any reason to have a band like that. I think this is the thing when you have a band like that on the stage on a festival like that it is a really slippery slope. Like once you put like a Fall Out Boy on there it becomes like one step closer to becoming a pop festival. So adding those kinds of bands is an obvious strategy to sell tickets.

“Honestly, they probably shouldn’t even be playing but you know what happens a band gets on a festival and they find out where they are playing or they make a big thing about how high they want to be on the bill, but there is a lot of politics involved when there are bands that size, because their egos get hurt. They want to be as a high as they can be on the bill. I mean, its fucking Judas Priest man! it’s like fucking almost Black Sabbath. They are metal royalty. So that is a little bit sad for me to hear.”

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