US band's frontman accuses Linkin Park of "bitch shit" backstage at US festival
Linkin Park have been forced to deny claims that they reported another band to police for using drugs at a US festival.
The denial follows Rome Ramirez, the lead singer in Sublime With Rome (pictured right), claiming via Twitter that members of Linkin Park complained to police about his band smoking marijuana at the KFMA Day event in Tuscon, Arizona on Saturday (May 24).
Accusing the group of “snitching” and engaging in “bitch shit”, he called them “Linkin nark” and claimed that their stash was taken by officials while they were performing live.
A statement from Linkin Park sees the band deny these claims, The Guardian reports.
The statement reads: “Rome Ramirez’s allegations are 100% false. No one from Linkin Park’s camp said anything to the police or any other authorities regarding the activities taking place in Sublime’s dressing room.”
However, Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda appeared to suggest that members of the band’s entourage may have been involved in the reporting of Ramirez and his bandmates. “We were at a meet & greet when Sublime was on stage, not dressing room. Wouldn’t even know if there was smoke,” he wrote on Twitter.
If someone was “representing the band” to the cops in the venue about weed smoke, they were out of line.
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 27, 2014
Linkin Park release new album ‘The Hunting Party’ on June 16. It will be their sixth album and their first since 2012’s ‘Living Things’. Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Daron Malakian of System of a Down have been announced as guests on the LP. The album is released one day after their headlline gig at this summer’s Download Festival, where they will play their 2000 album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in full.