People are still talking about the dust-up between Linkin Park and Sublime with Rome after the latter was busted for smoking pot in its dressing room during a festival in Tucson, Ariz., that both were playing.
Police reports indicate that it was Linkin Park’s camp that complained about the smoke, though the actual band members have disavowed any involvement in the incident. Sublime’s Rome Ramirez — who labeled the group “Linkin Narc” on Twitter afterwards — tells us he thinks it’s much ado about nothing, although he feels that Linkin Park managed to make things worse for itself:
“I thought it was funny, man. I can’t believe they would do that. I tweeted something, and I didn’t think anyone would notice; I mean, I’ve got my little 20,000 followers or whatever, and they’ve got, like, eight million. But they responded…and they lied and the f***in’ police report came out. I’m thinking, ‘Why did you guys ever respond to my little, measly tweet?’ It got really blown out of proportion. To be honest with you, I almost feel bad. They’re nice guys. They could’ve handled the situation a little better, but I don’t think they deserved the wrath they got.”
Ramirez will be releasing a new solo album, “Get Free,” this year, while Sublime plans to start work on a new studio album this fall.
Linkin Park, meanwhile, plays the MTV Fan Fest and Fandom Awards on July 24 at Comic-Con International in San Diego before starting its Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars on August 8 in West Palm Beach, Fla.