“Glee” Co-Creator Ryan Murphy Is A Pretentious A-Hole
It seems like everytime an artist denies Fox’s Glee the rights to cannibalize their music, it makes the news and draws a negative reaction towards the artist from the media. First Bryan Adams said no, and most recently Guns N’ Roses and Kings of Leon turned down the shows offers. I completely understand this, the show is a joke as far as I’m concerned. I’m sure if Slash wanted to hear a vanilla adaptation of his music, he could just listen to the Sheryl Crow version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.
It is the musical equivalent of having your song turned into elevator music. The difference is that elevator music isn’t breaking billboard sales records, Glee is! They’ve been shattering Billboard records by remaking other peoples music! At least when Puff Daddy does it he adds some new content (usually some rap and him whispering “Bad Boy”). They make millions off of the music and acquire the rights to do so for dirt cheap and in some cases for free. This is why I get super pissed when plagiarizing hacks like this start giving the stinkeye when real musicians don’t let them rape their discography.
Glee Co-Creator Ryan Murphy spoke out recently about Kings of Leon’s refusal to surrender the rights to their music:
“Fuck you, Kings Of Leon. They are self-centred assholes and they missed the big picture.”
Pretty violent response to KOL’s decision about THEIR music. Singer Caleb Followill responded by saying:
“This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It’s gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn’t even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting [‘Use Somebody’]. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee.”
Drummer Nathan Followill said later via Twitter:
“Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go…See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say f—.”
He later apologized for any homophobic or misogynistic undertones the message may have put out there, but I think he is well within his rights on this one.
Slash made mention that he wasn’t the biggest fan of the show in a recent interview (for the full story click here) when the Glee issue came up. Of course cry baby Ryan Murphy had to open his mouth and say this in response to Slash:
“Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over…They’re uneducated and quite stupid.”
I won’t be surprised when this guy gets his ass kicked because he insults the wrong musician. He should just keep his mouth shut and keep entertaining middle age women and young girls with auto-tune, fancy dance numbers, and OTHER PEOPLE’S music…and be thankful he is allowed to do so at all!
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