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Alison
03-25-2011, 01:59 PM
...one week later they have broken up again:(:(

Ben Weasel punched a girl in the face at some show so now the others want nothing to do with him. DAMIT BEN


Otherwise...the new album is great!

jacknife737
03-25-2011, 02:07 PM
Eh: i'm not sure if i'd consider this to be a "break up". The only member who really matters at this point is Ben. I mean most of the current lineup only joined in 2009: the only one i can see being somewhat difficult to replace is Vapid.

I can see Ben getting a new lineup by the end of the year. A friend of mine thinks this "split" is just a big publicity stunt anyways.

And i love the new album: arguably my favorite of the year so far.

cool 2 hate 681
03-25-2011, 02:16 PM
i heard they got dropped from fat so i hope this is not the last we see of screeching weasel

Alison
03-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Yeah, it's true that Ben pretty much is the band.

But it could take another while for him to find some new members. I was hoping that now they were back together and had finally released a new album that they would tour over here. But looks like that won't be happening.

Alex101
03-25-2011, 04:37 PM
These guys always break up. According to their Wikipedia, page they first broke up in 1989 (the year I was born) and again in 1994, 2004, 2001 and now this year.

Retard
03-26-2011, 11:28 AM
The other times they broke up i think it was more than just ben being an asshole, this is more like the rest of the band are friends they all decided to ditch ben after the whole SXSW debacle. good for them, actually thinking themselves and not just the money.

bighead384
03-29-2011, 12:30 PM
What he did is pretty despicable, and he must have mental problems. Stuff like this doesn't go well at all with the punk scene. He's lucky they released the album BEFORE doing this.

Jakebert
04-04-2011, 04:18 PM
Ben is kind of a notoriously terrible, arrogent human being. Not really surprised at all by this.

Little_Miss_1565
04-04-2011, 09:48 PM
A friend of mine was at the show where he lost his shit and punched those women. She was a huge fan of Ben's and of Screeching Weasel. I've never seen someone turn on a band so fast and so hard in my life. Dude has *troubles*.

But what's even worse is the number of people who took to Twitter to @-reply Ben to say "I would have punched those girls too!" I mean, seriously, what the fuck?

Alex101
07-22-2011, 10:07 PM
i hope this is not the last we see of screeching weasel
Apparently not. The band is returning again on October 29th at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago with The Queers.

http://www.punknews.org/article/43591

Retard
07-23-2011, 11:39 AM
Attendance will probably be pretty low.... or if it's big, people will watch the queers then leave.

Alex101
08-11-2011, 07:51 PM
i heard they got dropped from fat so i hope this is not the last we see of screeching weasel
Yup, apparently so. Fat Mike says he's not interested in releasing another Screeching Weasel album but could reissue their catalog.

http://exclaim.ca/Interviews/WebExclusive/nofxs_fat_mike/Page/3

Retard
08-11-2011, 11:13 PM
Depending on what's in the reissues i'd probably buy them again. Fat gets most of the money soo.

jacknife737
08-11-2011, 11:41 PM
Yup, apparently so. Fat Mike says he's not interested in releasing another Screeching Weasel album but could reissue their catalog.

http://exclaim.ca/Interviews/WebExclusive/nofxs_fat_mike/Page/3

Thanks for posting that, it was an interesting read.

I'd bet that Screeching Weasel continues in some form or another: also pretty cool that Old Man Malarkey is already working on another album.

Alex101
08-21-2011, 06:13 PM
Thanks for posting that, it was an interesting read.
No problem, man!

Retard
08-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Has anyone read that press release he put out a couple weeks ago? wow I feel stupid for spending so much money on his shit, what an asshole.

jacknife737
08-22-2011, 12:48 PM
Yeah, the dudes nothing but a petty dickbag.

That said, it's really too bad, because his band is still turning out sweet music: First World Manifesto is one of my favorite albums this eyar.

Retard
08-22-2011, 02:53 PM
I thought it was alright, kinda meh, I sold it back a couple weeks ago, just didnt need to hear it ever again.