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- Posted on Aug 18th 2012 2:30PM by Jason MacNeil
"Recently found out that @brianmfallon hates my old band," MacNeil -- referring to Alexisonfire -- tweeted earlier today. "Luckily @VICE summarized what I think of his."
MacNeil included a link to a recent VICE magazine article by Anthony Pappalardo titled "I Thought Nickelback Was the Worst Band On Earth But It's Really Gaslight Anthem."
"Actually, I didn't even need to hear Gaslight Anthem to know they suck, all I had to do was read their list of influences: They're suburban dudes who used to like bands on Fueled By Ramen, and maybe Jawbreaker, before they discovered 'real rock 'n' roll,'" Pappalardo wrote in the article. "Bands like this go on about how Nebraska or Blonde on Blonde changed their lives, but when you hear their music it's just a Blink 182 beat and a fart noise."
"@dirtyblacklungs I dont even know who your old band is there, guy," Fallon replied via Twitter. "Wonderful to meet you."
"@dirtyblacklungs hey, how about you direct message me an not talk shit on the Internet?" Fallon added with another tweet shortly thereafter.
"Dont worry...I'm a grown up," Fallon continued in another tweet. "There's no fighting and I never heard an Alexis on Fire in my life to like or not like. #askfirstshootlater." Fallon then said he would go back to tweeting about Bon Iver.
Later on Fallon added a bit more to the conversation. "Just checked out alexisonfire...solid band," he tweeted. "Love the Gallows! sorry @dirtyblacklungs but I like you. Good luck with everything!"
Fallon also asked Gaslight Anthem fans to not tweet MacNeil with any venom.
"Hey...leave the guy alone," he wrote. "He probably heard a rumor or some misquoted press. All love. Let him be, everybody's just trying to get by."
As of 12PM EST, MacNeil had yet to reply to any of Fallon's comments.
Gaslight Anthem recently released the album Handwritten. The band is currently touring in Europe and returns to North American next month for a tour with Rise Against. Meanwhile, news of Alexisonfire's reunion tour has caused a high demand for tickets, and in response, the band added a third straight date -- Dec. 28 -- at Toronto's Sound Academy. The group, which broke up in 2011, announced a whirlwind final trek that sees them playing Britain, Australia and Brazil before a string of Canadian dates.