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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2020, 03:08:51 AM »
That aside however appearing on podcasts of far-right lunatics isn't exactly the greatest idea.
Do you think Buzz knew the background of the podcaster prior to the interview? I get the impression with Buzz that if someone, ANYONE says to him "can i interview you?" he will merrily go along with it. I suspect that is more what happened rather than this being an endorsement of the politics. Personally though, i REALLY don't know what all the fuss is about with this. It was just typical Buzz.

Reading this thread about Buzzo's appearance on the show is utterly bizarre, foolish and idiotically reactionary.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2020, 03:21:05 AM »
Do you think Buzz knew the background of the podcaster prior to the interview? I get the impression with Buzz that if someone, ANYONE says to him "can i interview you?" he will merrily go along with it. I suspect that is more what happened rather than this being an endorsement of the politics. Personally though, i REALLY don't know what all the fuss is about with this. It was just typical Buzz.

I'm not implying in anyway that Buzz was endorsing this guy's politics I'm giving him the assumption of naivety as all it took was a quick search on Google to see he was an extremist. I highly doubt Buzz (or his management) would allow him to be interviewed by just anyone come on if the Grand Wizard of the KKK asked him for an interview do you really think he would do it? Of course he wouldn't.

I didn't even get to the Buzz interview I hard already bailed before then.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2020, 03:34:23 AM »
Has Buzz got management? I always thought he said they plan/arrange everything themselves. I think you (and plenty of other people online) are making a big, needless fuss about this appearance. Go by what Buzz said and how he normally is - don't just react to him being on the podcast of someone who is right-wing in their opinions. I don't think that matters or relates in any way shape or form.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2020, 04:20:16 AM »
I think you (and plenty of other people online) are making a big, needless fuss about this appearance.

I'm not making a big fuss about anything whatsoever? Bit of an odd comment.

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Go by what Buzz said and how he normally is - don't just react to him being on the podcast of someone who is right-wing in their opinions. I don't think that matters or relates in any way shape or form.

I'm not even commenting on what Buzz said in the interview like I said I didn't even hear Buzz speak I had already stopped the clip. The host was a bit more than right-wing he was clearly far-right.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2020, 06:52:00 AM »
I'm not making a big fuss about anything whatsoever? Bit of an odd comment.
Not really. You said yourself you didn't watch the interview. So you are reacting to the host or the show. That seems to be what quite a few people are doing online too. Going into this, i didn't know who this host guy was, his opinions or the show itself. To me it was just another Buzz interview clip. Him appearing (as he usually does) on some random YouTube channel that may or may not have anything too associative or fitting culturally wise with the band or it's ethics. Buzz mentioned a couple of things that i imagine some person wouldn't like. But hey people always dislike something. It was a very tame interview. The host seemed stupid but that's the host. I just don't see what people are complaining about with all this. Like i say - it's like people are LOOKING to be insulted.

I'm not even commenting on what Buzz said in the interview like I said I didn't even hear Buzz speak I had already stopped the clip. The host was a bit more than right-wing he was clearly far-right.
Perhaps, but let's say yes so what? Does that automatically make Buzz far-right too then? Plus it's not against the law for people to have their opinions. We may not agree with them but i don't see why any of us should get all troubled, insulted or offended by it. At the end of the day it was only an interview. A mere 5 minutes at that too.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2020, 07:37:36 AM »
Did anyone see this? did Buzz say anything out of the pale? or did he just stay within the lines of his usual politics?

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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2020, 08:26:22 AM »
Did anyone see this? did Buzz say anything out of the pale? or did he just stay within the lines of his usual politics?
It was mostly Buzzo's usual comments. A few of which he has mentioned before in recent interviews. As we tend to see he has a few replies he automatically goes to when responding to things.

As i saw it, there were only two things uttered by him that anyone might take offence by. One was discussing the movie 'A Wrinkle In Time' which the host said was apparently made to showcase diversity with it's cast. Buzz said it didn't matter about the diversity and that, quite obviously, such things don't (in themselves) make good movies. That he saw the film and said it was terrible. That he has seen fantastic movies that had no diversity. He wasn't saying diversity doesn't matter but that it isn't what makes a movie great.

The other thing Buzz said was about Socialism and how no one ever mentions how the term "Nazi" was also part of socialism. National Socialism as it was formally back in Germany. Buzz didn''t praise Nazi's or any such cause just remarked how he finds it funny that people don't make those connections.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2020, 09:30:25 AM »
Did anyone see this? did Buzz say anything out of the pale? or did he just stay within the lines of his usual politics?
It was mostly Buzzo's usual comments. A few of which he as mentioned before in recent interviews. As we tend to see he has a few replies he automatically goes to when responding to things.

As i saw it, there were only two things uttered by him that anyone might take offence by. One was discussing the movie 'A Wrinkle In Time' which the host said was apparently made to showcase diversity with it's cast. Buzz said it didn't matter about the diversity and that, quite obviously, such things don't (in themselves) make good movies. That he saw the film and said it was terrible. That he has seen fantastic movies that had no diversity. He wasn't saying diversity doesn't matter but that it isn't what makes a movie great.

The other thing Buzz said was about Socialism and how no one ever mentions how the term "Nazi" was also part of socialism. National Socialism as it was formally back in Germany. Buzz didn''t praise Nazi's or any such cause just remarked how he finds it funny that people don't make those connections.

Thanks, this helps me understand the situation. I appreciate this.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2020, 10:04:03 AM »
Like i say - it's like people are LOOKING to be insulted.

It seems more like you're looking to be offended.

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Perhaps, but let's say yes so what? Does that automatically make Buzz far-right too then?

You're not even reading what I've said this is the second time you've done this and are you're clearly taking out on me your frustrations with other people's opinions. I'm no longer interested.


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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2020, 10:08:29 AM »
As i saw it, there were only two things uttered by him that anyone might take offence by. One was discussing the movie 'A Wrinkle In Time' which the host said was apparently made to showcase diversity with it's cast. Buzz said it didn't matter about the diversity and that, quite obviously, such things don't (in themselves) make good movies. That he saw the film and said it was terrible. That he has seen fantastic movies that had no diversity. He wasn't saying diversity doesn't matter but that it isn't what makes a movie great.
In a sane world, this would not be controversial. The Wrinkle in Time film of a few years ago was unwatchable even by kiddie movie standards. It has Oprah, for God's sake.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2020, 10:08:38 AM »
The other thing Buzz said was about Socialism and how no one ever mentions how the term "Nazi" was also part of socialism. National Socialism as it was formally back in Germany. Buzz didn''t praise Nazi's or any such cause just remarked how he finds it funny that people don't make those connections.

Yet another example of why I don't pay much attention to Buzz's political comments. North Korea ain't no democracy.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2020, 10:14:18 AM »
Saw it finally in a friend's thread on FB. Not sure if it's been mentioned or if it's adding to anything.

Apparently the interviewer in question was from Gavin McEnnis, who is a major head of the alt-right group The Proud Boys.

The interview has been deleted recently which makes me wonder how well aware Buzz was of this guy.

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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2020, 11:14:59 AM »
As i saw it, there were only two things uttered by him that anyone might take offence by. One was discussing the movie 'A Wrinkle In Time' which the host said was apparently made to showcase diversity with it's cast. Buzz said it didn't matter about the diversity and that, quite obviously, such things don't (in themselves) make good movies. That he saw the film and said it was terrible. That he has seen fantastic movies that had no diversity. He wasn't saying diversity doesn't matter but that it isn't what makes a movie great.
In a sane world, this would not be controversial. The Wrinkle in Time film of a few years ago was unwatchable even by kiddie movie standards. It has Oprah, for God's sake.
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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2020, 01:36:42 PM »
I’m a bit confused to why this is surfacing. The interview is from a couple years ago. Apparently a couple of music forums and FB groups pulled this out of left field, and now it’s trending and uncool to like melvins again.

I bet it was Dave Grohl, lol. Seeking revenge after all these years.

Anyway I’ve had a couple friends grab screenshots and ask me wtf is going on. I don’t really know how to respond. I know buzz leans conservative, but GM and his proud boys are racist monsters. I wouldn’t want to be caught 50ft away from that prick. Ugh.


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Re: New Interview with Buzzo
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2020, 02:01:04 PM »
first of all, i'm alive.
second of all,

Seeing this made me cringe a ton. I hadn't heard of the Proud Boys before but after all this surfaced I talked to a few American friends of mine who told me that they are or at least were a well-known far right group. I've read a few things about Buzz' politics in the past and honestly I doubt that he didn't know who this Gavin dude was beforehand. To be honest I havent really given a shit about the Melvins in a few years but damn it hurts to see one of your former heroes be a conservative twat. I doubt he's anything more than that but getting interviewed by a far-right fuckwit is top tier cringe, regardless of what they actually talked about.
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