Bring Me The Horizon was slammed by Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker over what he called the British act’s “display of arrogance” at Spain’s Resurrection Fest, initiating an online war of words between Baker and members of Bring Me The Horizon. The two groups shared the stage on the opening day of the three-day event, where Baker took notice of a poster he saw backstage. It featured a picture of Bring Me The Horizon along with the message: “These people are not to be stopped ever. They may not have a pass. They can escort who they want where they want with or without a pass.”
According to Blabbermouth, Baker took a picture of the flyer and posted it to Instagram, along with the caption: “I’m going to stop these people every time I see them today and tell them how much their band sucks.” Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls replied, “I can’t imagine being as old as you are and still acting like a 14-year-old girl . . . You got bigger things to worry about nowadays anyway, like ya pension, or cold weather. D**khead.”
- Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes added, “Yeah, we are not your enemy, winter is your enemy.”
- Baker fired back on Instagram, “It seems you’ve missed the point entirely. The issue here is entitlement. My post was a comment on your collective delusion that working local crew at a thirty-band festival should be required to memorize your faces to spare you the indignity of breaking stride on the way to your backstage oasis or, even worse, the humiliation of carrying credentials.”
- Baker continued, “Your literal display of arrogance (and the hilariously unrecognized irony within it) was what I was sharing with my followers . . . I meant that you suck as humans. Sorry for the confusion.”
- Bring Me The Horizon recently reached Number Three on the U.S. rock radio chart with “Happy Song.”
- The track is taken from the band’s fifth album,That’s The Spirit, which debuted last September at Number Two on the Billboard 200 album chart.
CHECK IT OUT: Here’s Baker’s original post about the sign: