Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chris Wilson Goes Crazy(?), Ends up on Stereogum

It's one thing to be the drummer for mega-unit-shifters Good Charlotte, but when you end up on Stereogum, well, that's big time. Chris decided that it was time for him to rant about his former bandmates on his MySpace page. The diatribe would have benefited from a bit of editing as it makes him sound a bit crazy. I've heard his Good Charlotte woes straight from his mouth and it sounds like they really screwed him over. Plus, he had to be involved in the whole Joel Madden, Hilary Duff throwup fest. That had to be taxing. So, for what it's worth, here's me saying that I don't think Chris is nuts.

Chris' Manifesto [Edited for my readers]:

So I've kept my mouth shut for long enough. It has been roughly a year and a half since my departure from GC, and all I can say is "what the$#@%?". What are you guys doing? How many times can I possibly get stabbed in the back? I know I #@$%ed up, and I'm sincerely sorry for what I put you through. But why are you guys acting as if everything is ok? Why don't you start telling the kids about how I never made one cent off of any merch, cd's, dvd's, royalties(of songs I played on), publishing(songs I played on) or TV performances(in which I signed contracts stating exactly how much I was supposed to recieve). Where did it go? Why do you still blow me off and never return phone calls? Why have I been trying for a year to get my gear back(4 drum sets,wardrobe case,cymbals,etc.) with no assistance from you at all ... The world does not revolve around you two. You can't keep blowing me off. How many times can you honestly turn your head and act like I don't exist? This is exactly what I've been dealing with for years. The reason why I lost my mind, was because I joined a band with two of the most egotisical, self centered, back stabbing, corrupted individual's who are filled with broken promises.

You guys were my best friends and yet I wasn't good enough. The money just meant more to you. I don't mean this to be an attack, or that I'm talking #$%$. I'm just not going to keep quiet any more...And I'm not the only one you've promised the world to and failed to follow through. Looks like your starting a trend of false hopes. Why don't you explain to Over It why they aren't on the snakes on a plane soundtrack ... You know what is crazy? I live in a #$%$ing van, you live in mansions! Where's the justification there? I was "in your band" for almost three years ...Billy and Paul, I love you guy's with all my heart and miss you so much it makes me sick. You were my best friends in the whole world. I don't know what to do anymore. I just can't hide my feeling about this and pretend everything is ok. Putting us in your top 24 or whatever, does not mean that everything is ok ... I worked really hard to get where I'm at, as did you. But your not better than me. I won't be ignored any longer. The music industry is #$%$ed, and your the perfect example.

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