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ha ha ha look who's not playing...
ha ha ha look who’s not playing…

Was looking forward to seeing Killing Joke on this tour but not as much as Jaz Coleman was to not doing it…

Jaz Coleman statement on the Killing Joke Facebook 19.7.12…apparently this is not from Jaz..the clouds of mystery continue…

“Dear Gatherers,
It gives me great pleasure to announce the cancellation of the upcoming gigs with The Cult and The Mission.
Frankly, playing at a gig with The Cult never appealed to me in the first place. The only reason we allowed ourselves to be talked into it was to blow both bands off the stage and to steal their respective audiences.
As the concert has been downgraded to a venue that we have recently headlined (and sold out) it doesn’t make sense. In addition to this Gatherers would only get to listen to a one hour set.
Then there would be a problem with the dressing room and witnessing The Cult charge the fans $200 per head for a Meet & Greet.
Lastly, all their songs suck! They clearly have no integrity (they refer to their hometown as L.A.).
On a more positive note KJ will be recording in Argentina just after Christmas and Brixton Academy is booked for Spring.
I do believe the band will play a private gig at Metropolis Studios (London) which is of course open to all Gatherers (you are the first to know!).
I hope you are all as relieved as I am!
Black Jester
PS I don’t want your money
PPS Life without KJ is unthinkable!”

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Back in the day, I had a conversation with the late Paul Raven (RIP) who told me the Cult had sampled K-Joke on their self-titled LP from 1994. K-Joke were going to sue them, not for money but “to get our majestic riff off of their shitty record.”

  2. So, its NOT ok for the Cult to charge £200 for a package that includes a “meet and greet” but it IS ok for you to charge £5 less for, err, a package that includes a meet and greet? Get over yourself KJ.

  3. So, its NOT ok for the Cult to charge £200 for a package that includes a “meet and greet” but it IS ok for you to charge £5 less for, err, a package that includes a meet and greet? Get over yourself KJ.

    httpss://www.musicglue.com/metropolisstudios/eventdetails/8-sep-12-killing-joke–live-at-metropolis-studios-metropolis-studios/

  4. Love it, a man with integrity. Having seen The Cult recently they got my heckles up. Jazz hit the nail on the head they’re just too L.A. They couldn’t take it when everyone in typical Manchester style where not whooping and cheering at their every move at the Appolo.
    The second time I went was only to see Theatre Of Hate support (I know should have been the other way round) But when Billy came out to join in on Westworld it was soo cringe – inducing he was doing the whole ‘Rock Star’ posturing thing talk about Spinal Tap.

  5. As per Chris above. I too was at both those Manchester Cult gigs. I didn’t like their attitude at all at the Apollo gig, and only went to the Academy because Theatre of Hate were the support. And yes ToH didn’t disappoint.

  6. Much as these putative comments by Jaz amuse me, I can’t help thinking ‘give me back my money for Gems Of Power, you thieving, island-owning bastard’.

  7. This isn’t even news, Killing Joke does not even compare to The Cult. Everyone from David Bowie to Coldplay say The Cult are the best sounding band live. Please Killing Joke blowing them out of the water? They we’re the first band on the bill! I don’t even mind KJ but can’t let any of these statements just slide…

  8. … correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it Youth who produced the Cult’s ‘Born Into This’ – the Cult and Killing Joke have a postive past history – more to this than meets the eye …

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