Last month, Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner had a real harsh agrument with blues star Joe Bonamassa on Twitter. You can click here for the details before moving on the the article.
In a recent interview, Richie Faulkner said that his scramble with Joe Bonamassa blown out of proportion by the Internet.
Here is his statement to Tone-Talk:
“It’s one of those things where I think the Internet blows it out of proportion… I met Joe a couple of times. I’ve got no beef with Joe, and as I said in what I said to him, he’s one of the best guitar players on the planet.
I just thought he was overreacting, really, and I said that, and the Internet picked it up and went with it, which is fine. I don’t think Joe took it any… Joe wasn’t really offended by it, and he was also gentlemanly in his response. And we went back a few times on Twitter, which, incidentally, the Internet didn’t publish. Like everything, they pick out certain things — they don’t publish the whole thing — which is part of the world we live in.
But there’s no denying the fact, he’s an incredible player; he’s a phenomenon, really. Maybe I used words I shouldn’t have used, but I used words like if I was talking to you guys.
If we were talking over a few beers, I would have said the same thing. But, luckily, people got some entertainment for the day. We’re guitar players. We create music. It’s sad, really, when more emphasis is given on that sort of stuff than the music we create. Not in this case — obviously, he gets a lot of exposure anyway, which is rightly so.“
You can listen to the entire interview below:
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