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- Posted on May 5th 2010 5:30PM by Jason MacNeil
Now, Fallon says everything has turned out for the better, both with the guitar and the airline.
"The guitar got repaired and it's good as new," Fallon tells Spinner. "I took it to a place called Raritan Bay Guitar Repair in Freehold, New Jersey and they fixed it good as new. You cannot tell that it was ever broken."
Meanwhile, although the vocalist didn't get immediate satisfaction with American Airlines, the company contacted Fallon to make amends.
"They called us up and were like, 'What can we do to fix this?'" he says. "But they've been just really cool. We had a trip to Europe and we were recently supposed to go there, but because of the (Icelandic) volcano it got canceled. They totally refunded our tickets, which they never do. They never do that! So it was like, 'You know what? Fair is fair.' So they've treated us really good."
The incident is reminiscent of the plight of Canadian musician Dave Carroll, whose Taylor guitar (valued at $3,500) was broken by United Airlines employees in early 2008. Last July, Carroll wrote a trilogy of 'United Breaks Guitars' tunes, which racked up millions of hits on YouTube and drew the attention of Taylor Guitars, who set Carroll up with a pair of new instruments.
So does Fallon have any plans for a song about his own airline incident?
"No," he says with a laugh. "I think I'll keep the songwriting about the more serious stuff in life."