THE CULT Frontman Offering A Little ‘Cultural Diplomacy’ To KILLING JOKE’s JAZ COLEMAN

THE CULT singer Ian Asbury has commented on on a Facebook post, since deleted, where someone claiming to be KILLING JOKE frontman Jaz Coleman announced that KILLING JOKE was canceling a tour with THE CULT and THE MISSION. “Their songs suck!” the post said. Coleman now claims he never wrote the message and says it was the work of an “impersonator.” Still, Coleman says, it now “looks like this has caused a right ding dong and … it’s impossible to continue this tour under the circumstances”. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Coleman wished both “THE CULT and THE MISSION the best of luck on the tour, and to find out who has been impersonating him.”

Speaking to The MusicNerd Chronicles, Astbury said, “We made a decision to try to let everything settle before we say what we want to say. We simply decided to sit back for now. Apparently, the webmaster from KILLING JOKE‘s web site wrote the statement on their behalf; the band immediately issued an apology. Jaz wasn’t even in the country when all of this went down. But the fact of the matter is as people are taking sides, nobody cares about Jaz Coleman and nobody cares about Ian Astbury. It is easy to get caught up in the triviality of it all. For now, I will tell you that we’ve given KILLING JOKE the opportunity to get their house in order. I have friends that are friends with Jaz and so I felt it was right to offer a little cultural diplomacy.”



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