Max Cavalera here. Max Cavalera there. Sepultura drama here. Soulfly drama there? It seems so. Earlier today, I promised you that I won’t post any more articles about the whole Sepultura reunion debacle, unless it turns into a bitchfight.
Now, imagine my sigh when I read that someone slammed Max Cavalera for “talking shit” and “lying” to the press. Surprisinly, it was no one from Sepultura though. They already did that earlier this month. This time, it was former Soulfly bassist Bobby Burns. Do I know who he is? Yes, he played the bass for Soulfly. I sure did my homework, eh?
Anyhow, according to Burns, Cavalera lied to the press about the circumstances surrounding Bobby’s departure from the band. Interesting.
More drama after the jump, with fancy YouTube videos and Facebook screenshots, so jump the fuck up!
In a video interview in November, Cavalera said the following about their split with Burns;
“I always said from the beginning: If you’re not 100 percent here with us, then you should not be here at all. And Bobby wasn’t like that anymore; he was, really… It was a situation where nobody was even talking to him in the end, and he was not talking to anybody. It was really strange. I never had that in a band before like that. It was really kind of, like, ‘What’s going on with this guy?’ And it got to the point where he started to drink a lot, too, and that was another problem. He started missing a lot of notes and not playing the bass so good live.”
Watch the interview below or go here.
Let me tell you this right now, I’ve seen Soulfly live in 2009 (right after Sepultura, but that’s another story) and Max Cavalera is the sloppiest live guitarist I’ve ever seen live. He basically just plays on one string and hops up and down. So I’m taking that statement with a grain of salt. Apparently, Bobby Burns did too. This is what he posted on Facebook;
Nice, eh? Max Cavalera seems to be the most popular guy in metal nowadays. Be it from guys who played in his band or his former band, they all only find nice words about the man.