So yesterday, the publicist for former Madball drummer Jay Weinberg sent out a press release that — accidentally — included Weinberg’s home phone number. Soon after, said publicist sent out a follow-up email, asking that people erase the previous email with Jay’s number. Fat chance of that happening, right?
Last night, I was a guest on “The Dungeon Awaits” podcast on The Gauntlet, and the first fucking segment of the show was phenomenal. You see, I’ve got big balls. Lots of other bloggers I know have big balls. But Jason Fisher’s balls are waaaaay bigger than mine. The first segment of the podcast last night featured a surprise call to Weinberg, seeking more clarification on comments he made about Madball’s “choice of habits and lifestyle.”
And guess what? Jay answered the call. But he didn’t hang in there long. Once he realized he was on the air, dude hung the fuck up. So what did the guys at The Dungeon Awaits do? They called him back. This time, they got his voicemail and left a message to call back. Instead, the band’s publicist called in and they put her on the air. And let’s just say she wasn’t thrilled about getting a call from Jay that he’d just gotten an unexpected call from The Gauntlet. All I can tell you is, Jay’s fucking publicist will be out for blood all week.
“Tell Jason to fuckin’ call me now,” the publicist demanded. “Get me the fuck off the air!” It was fucking epic. Radio gold. I seriously recommend you listen to what happened — and stick around for my segment, where I provide a profanity-laced recap of the week’s metal news.
Personally, if I were Weinberg, I would have fucking stuck with the call. I would not have hung up. I would have answered questions, especially if I really wanted to “set the record straight.” Clearly, Jay didn’t know his home number went out to every metal writer in the free world, because dude was fucking shocked when he picked up the line.
Seriously, this is great. GREAT! Jay, look — the fact that you hopped off the line and couldn’t hang in there and be honest about what happened makes you look like a pussy. Seriously. And you could argue that you are what you eat, but that still makes you a pussy. All you had to do was talk about that “choice of habits and lifestyle” comment and clear the air about what was a completely vague comment you made — one that would lead to speculation and even more questions. Especially after you said that you’d have no problem answering some questions when you first went on. He did say that he quit the band.
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