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That Time Brent Hinds of Mastodon Got Kicked Out of the Grammys

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Amongst all the Kanye West/Beck/Beyoncé brouhaha at the Grammys last night, we almost missed the real story – Brent Hinds from Mastodon got kicked out of the awards for, well, being Brent Hinds.

Ben Weinman (he of The Dillinger Escape Plan, who is also in Giraffe Tongue Orchestra with Hinds) uploaded this gem of a photo on his Instagram with the caption: “Party Crasher in the house right before Brent Hinds gets kicked out of the awards show cause he pored [sic] his bag all over the floor and undies and money and weed spilled everywhere and he wouldn’t pick it up. ‘Sir you have to leave.’ ‘Why’ ‘because you don’t know how to behave!’”


C’mon everyone, it’s Brent Fucking Hinds – surely this behaviour shouldn’t be a shock to anyone anymore. The last time we were saddled into an interview with the guy, he was midway through the Soundwave Festival circuit and wearing the same clothes he came to Australia in. And no, they hadn’t been washed. He also had a broken foot and was definitely visiting Lucy in that sky of diamonds. Plus, the Grammys gave the Metal Performance award to a fucking comedy-based cover band, so there’s that too.

If you want to talk about people who don’t know how to behave, how about casting your eyes over at Kanye West. Old mate Ye stormed the stage – again – during Beck’s acceptance speech for winning Album of the Year because he was upset that Beyoncé didn’t win (and felt that Beck needed to “respect artistry” and “should have given his award to Beyoncé” because that’s exactly how award ceremonies work), yet his status as a visionary is still being applauded. We can’t tell if Kanye has reached expert level troll, or is just really fucking deluded (we’re leaning towards the latter).

Grammys, when you’ve got Kanye chucking tantrums like a petulant two-year-old who has just been told to go to bed, Hinds refusing to pick up his dirty undies is the least of your problems.

Sad Kanye



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