It was a pretty glorious meltdown … the band — famous for their 2003 hit “Boys of Summer” — were in the middle of a song when singer Kris Roe decided he HATED the way the drummer was playing. Roe finally reaches his breaking point … unstrapping his guitar and launching it at the drummer. When the drummer continued to play, Roe grabbed pieces of the drum set … lifted them over his head … and threw them off the stage, until the drummer got the message.
Roe then went to the mic and tried to explain himself — “Our drummer is f**king failing it tonight … I don’t know what his f**king problem is … but I’m gonna finish the set by myself.”
Kris — along with the rest of the band (sans drummer) — has issued a video statement explaining why he flipped out on stage. Kris says the drummer had been drinking heavily before the show … “for like 6 hours probably” … and was a mess on stage, missing beats and playing like crap. Kris says he would have liked to have handled the situation differently … “but c’mon … it’s rock ‘n roll.”
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