Taintstick Retract Tim McGraw Challenge, Take On Sting
October 6, 2009
Taintstick have retracted their challenge to country singer Tim McGraw after the group called for his retirement in a recent press release. The band has issued the following statement:
“Due to a small misunderstanding over when ‘Southern Voice’ comes out, it has been pointed out that the release of 'Six Pounds of Sound' does not coincide with the new Tim McGraw album. Therefore, Taintstick withdraws its offer to do battle with the country living legend. We have nothing but love for Tim McGraw, even though the bald guys in our band aren't trying to fool anybody with a cowboy hat.”
Given that Taintstick’s debut album 'Six Pounds of Sound' is due for an October 27th release through Suburban Noize Records, the band has issued the following open letter to rock icon Sting:
Taintstick have come to understand that not only did The Police break up, but you have yet another solo album coming out on October 27th. We have furthermore been led to believe it is a Christmas album. Really, Dude? You’ve already sold 100 MILLION ALBUMS. What’s a couple of carols on top of that? You’re in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Well deserved, we say, but once you’re in the hall of anything, doesn’t that mean it’s time to gracefully hang it up?
Sting, we’re sure you understand the feeling. You were there once, and now Taintstick are coming in hot, and we are ready to go big. We therefore challenge you to a duel; winner take all. ‘Six Pounds of Sound’ vs. ‘If On a Winter’s Night’. If you sell more, we bow to the tantric master, but if we sell more…well, you start spending more quality time hanging out in some of those well-earned castles of yours.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Taintstick are currently awaiting a response from Sting’s camp, while they prepare for the release their debut album, '6 Pounds of Sound'. The group recently announced they have recruited Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden to handle bass duties for their upcoming World Tour. The group’s video for the track “Apple Juice” can be seen below.
Taintstick Live Date:
Oct 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space