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- Posted on Sep 20th 2010 2:00PM by John D. Luerssen
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The Nashville-raised singer-songwriter first became incensed when a heckler yelled for 'Freebird.' According to Undercover, Earle responded by saying, "F--- 'Freebird.' I hate Lynyrd Skynyrd."
When someone in the crowd asked for Earle to take off his shirt, he declined. Moments later, an attendee threw a shirt at the singer that landed on Earle's guitar, which prompted the performer to yell "F--- you" at the crowd and leave the stage. Earle apparently trashed his room, which led to the venue pressing charges for assault and battery. He was reportedly fined $200.
The overnight stint in jail caused Earle to miss a Louisville radio appearance, for which he apologized in a Twitter post, before tweeting, "Radio Radio in Indy and all its staff can kiss my f---ing a--!"