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Published: 2010/09/30

MGMT Responds To Alleged Urine Tossing Incident

Earlier this week, a British website reported that MGMT drummer left the stage during a Manchester U.K. show after being struck by a “glass full of urine.” The group has challenged the veracity of this report via on statement on its website.

All accounts of this alleged piss-throwing/shirt-piss-catching incident as well as the “label not giving them as much freedom” are false and maliciously embellished, as an indirect result of the Malicious British Journalistic Freedom Act (1666) which entitles gobshot writers for shitty British tabloids to make up whatever the fuck they want about whomever they choose (citation needed).

Although we’re sure everyone’s life could go on just fine without an “official clarification” of something that happened to that band MGMT somewhere in England, things have gotten to a point where we feel obligated to defend our selves and tell people the real story: witches, this: At the start of “Kids”, MGMT’s most popular song to date and the second-to-last song in the set, a celebratory cup of hearty Manchester ale, NOT URINE, was hurled into the air in the direction of the stage, thereupon landing in the lap of William Berman, the current world’s best drummer. As we understand, thrown cups of beer are a sign of affection over here, whereas thrown bottles of urine mean the opposite. So, thank you Manchester for your affection.

Will Berman then left the stage to dry off and the band **finished the set without him, a nice non-percussive version of MGMT’s current smash single “Congratulations.” EVERYONE then returned for a steamy full band encore of “Future Reflections” and “Brian Eno”, the latter of which induced a moist circular moshing type pit in the center of the floor. Johnny Marr was in attendance, the Dum Dum Girls sounded great, plenty of clotted cream and fresh berries in catering, Liverpudlian youths with dandy style, and no one got hurt. All in all it was a great show, and, on a scale of one to ten counting by tenths, I would give it a strong 7.1.

As for the whole label-not-giving-them-artistic-freedom thing, we aren’t even close to starting the process of making a new album, label-relations are currently quite friendly, we are very proud of “Congratulations” and the new videos, looking forward to making more music on Columbia, and the (mostly sold out) world tour has been going splendidly THANKS FOR ASKING. Don’t believe everything that you read (even on Pitchfork.com).

taking the piss=bad idea in interviews,

kittens, MGMT

The group will continue its European tour though October 9.

Comments

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CircleLimit September 30, 2010, 15:11:50

CORRECTION:
The current best drummer in the world title is held by Joe Russo, of Furthur and The Duo fame. But I’m sure William Berman is a fine gent.

dog guide September 30, 2010, 15:46:34

Nice article answering that silly rumor. Rock on, guys.

Chris September 30, 2010, 23:44:20

Don’t really care for MGMT, but i find it hard to believe that the drummer walked off stage for the last 2 songs of the set “Just to dry off”. BULLLLSHHHITTTTT. He was Pissed and now they’re trying to play it off..

D October 1, 2010, 04:46:56

Try not to sound to arrogant. Worlds best drummer?

Joe October 1, 2010, 21:01:18

^
Does it really need to be explained that both sarcastic and hilarious?

John October 2, 2010, 05:48:12

video mashup of mgmt and 60s dancers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm81BFXaNXk

Jendooooo October 6, 2010, 17:57:00

again, people not understanding their sarcasm. given their music its obvious MGMT aren’t self-fart-sniffing enough to claim their drummer is the best in the world. they always have an acute sarcasm when it comes to interviews which seems to fly over the heads of most people.

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