MASTODON guitarist Brent Hinds recently sat down with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta for his podcast, ‘The Jasta Show’, and discussed his disdain for touring with DISTURBED among others.
When Hinds was asked if MASTODON had done all the tours they wanted to, or if they still had a bucket list, he replied: “No, I did a lot of tours I didn’t want to do, though. Like Disturbed and all that Mayhem stupid bullshit. You gotta fuckin’ open up for Disturbed. You gotta play to people that like Disturbed.”
He went on to say that the Mayhem Festival tour was “just a bunch of fucking drunk Americans,” and that “they’re receptive to anything, I imagine.”
Since the episode aired, Hinds has come under fire for his use of the homophobic comment “gay ass shit” when talking about the tour.
When MASTODON were called out by Brent’s choice of words by and Instagram user, the band responded “This really bums me out. I’m very sorry we hurt your feelings or anyone else’s, that is never our intention. We want our LGBTQ fans to feel safe listening to our music and coming to see us live[…] I think the interviewer might have caught Brent on a bad day. Sorry for upsetting you or anybody else, we appreciate you and our fans very much.”
It seems that DISTURBED were not the only band to get carved by Hinds, who also took the opportunity to take a shot at extreme death metal band DYING FETUS, saying: “Our first tour for Relapse was with Dying Fetus and some other fucking band. It was horrible. I didn’t want to do that tour and I’m glad that’s all over so we can tour with bigger and better bands.”
Jasta then points out MASTODON have toured with SOUNDGARDEN, METALLICA and DEFTONES, again asking him who Hinds would like to tour with, to which he replied: “We’ve never toured with Melvins. I wanted to do a ‘Monsters of M’ tour with Metallica, Mastodon, Melvins or whatever… Misfits, Mammoth – get Van Halen’s kid in there!”
According to Loudwire, Hinds also elaborated on his previously-announced collaboration project with HIGH ON FIRE’s Matt Pike saying “I wrote way more songs that I chose not to put on the [new Mastodon] album because me and Matt Pike are starting a band together and we’re gonna work an album up and I’m gonna use a lot of that stuff for that. I kinda held back on purpose.”
MASTODON’s eighth studio album, “Hushed And Grim”, was released on October 29.