The Brian Jonestown Massacre are currently on an Australian tour — their first in three years — and while playing The Metro Theatre in Sydney last night, frontman Anton Newcombe cracked a joke about rape.
The joke, which was caught on film, was a part of a tirade Newcombe was going on against the band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
“[Black Rebel Motorcycle Club] is also called The Elements and that’s a stupid fucking name,” Newcombe said.
“In fact there’s another band called The Elements with a flyer outside the show. Whatever, you’re a dickhead. Your mum probably screamed like that when she was being raped and that’s how you were born.”
The audience overall wasn’t too pleased at this pretty piss poor attempt at comedy, as the joke was met with boos and even iffy looks from fellow bandmates.
Music Feeds has reached out to Brian Jonestown Massacre for a statement.
You can watch a clip of Newcombe’s joke below.
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Last night at the Metro, Anton Newcombe made a rape “joke” to a fan, went on a tirade against A Place To Bury Strangers and BRMC, insulted several of his band members, and called the audience “baboons”, blaming Sydney’s lock-out laws on that. pic.twitter.com/Jzb6QQnNGp
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