A week ago, Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds has shared a long statement about harsh critics and said, ‘other bands saying extremely harsh things about Imagine Dragons.’
Let’s remember his statement:
“For a decade now I’ve dealt with critics and other bands saying extremely harsh things about my band. Not what I would call “fair criticism” (which I always try my best to receive and learn from) but actual click-bait horse shit.
Words filled with vile and hate meant to feed humanities need to laugh at each other’s imperfections and fails.
I’ve gotten over the fact that guys in other bands (the 1975, foster the people, smashing pumpkins, slipknot etc) feel a need to talk badly about my band for whatever reason.
I don’t feel anger towards them actually, just more of a sadness that this industry embraces, even celebrates this mentality. I wish it felt like a place where artists stood by each other and supported one another – regardless of our different tastes and voices.”
As you see, Dan Reynolds claimed that lots of bands are harshly criticising him and his band.
But is that true at all?
In 2015, there was a press conference of Billy Corgan (of The Smashing Pumpkins) and Marilyn Manson.
During the conference, Marilyn Manson made that statement:
“I like to put on Imagine Dragons when someone says something that pisses me off because it’s like a punishment.“
Even Manson took a shot at Imagine Dragons, Billy Corgan kept his silence and tried to be respectful.
Here is what he said:
“I don’t comment on any artist. There’s no way to say anything about anybody. And I’m going to play victim for five seconds: I didn’t create this culture. I contributed to it, but this is somebody else’s Frankenstein, and they can live in it. I don’t participate.
You can all argue about who’s great and who’s not great. I’ve said so many complimentary things about artists through the years that never gets quoted.”
It seems that Billy Corgan didn’t say anything bad about Imagine Dragons at all. We will see if Dan Reynolds will comment about that statement.
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