Hoobastank Vs Velvet Revolver

Hoobastank singer Doug Robb has revealed that the band's brand-new song "If I Were You ..." was written from watching ESPN and touring with Velvet Revolver.

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Hoobastank singer Doug Robb has told MTV.com that the band's brand-new song "If I Were You...", which may end up being the title track of the group's next album, was written from a couple of seemingly unrelated experiences: watching ESPN and touring with Velvet Revolver. "'If I Were You...' was really inspired by, um, the NHL strike. Not like 'Oh, I'm going to write a song about hockey!' but watching all that ? and going on tour with Velvet Revolver ? you see all these guys who have so much and don't appreciate it," he said. "They seem to have forgotten where they came from. Actually, let me rephrase that: Four of those guys were the coolest ever, one of them is just in his own world. And I'll leave it at that." Hoobastank's last album, 2003's "The Reason", sold more than 2.3 million copies in the U.S. alone, and the title track was the second-most-played song on radio last year. Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    CannibalBirth
    Right, because it's such a devine honor to tour with Velvet Revolver, a band who tries desperatley to make cash off images they've previously aquired from past projects. And yes, Scorpio420, what a loser (spelled with one o by the way) for selling 2.3 Million copies of The Reason. That definatley qualifies anyone as a loser, doesn't it? Pretty big words for somebody who likes crap like Avril Lavigne, Limp Bizkit, and Blink 182.
    vaportrail
    Now the polite thing to do in an intervue would be " Yeah!! It's a one in a lifetime chance to play with these guys and we are loving it!!"
    I agree, to a point. Showing respect can be done without kissing ass. There is no divine law of existence that mandates you must like everyone you share this planet with, nor that you can't be honest with each other. No offense, Scorp... Just pointing out another side of the argument.
    coolmanwc5
    After "Slither" VR went downhill, most of their other shit isn't as great as it should be for a band of that caliber. But I remember seeing Axel Rose on the last GNR(new GNR) tour and he ***ing showed up 3 hours late, played half his show, then ***ing left. No one is nearly as big a dick as that guy. Worst $60 i've ever spent.
    T-6005
    All of you idiots seem to find it remarkably easy to ignore the fact that he did specify something - he does like 4 of the members of the band. Which kind of endorses his point... he's not against the band itself, merely the attitude being exuded by one of its members.
    Scorpio420
    WillBury, thank you for pointing out my bad grammar, I dind't know you worked for the spelling police. Now I have to quote this piece of shat
    (WillBury) Right, because it's such a devine honor to tour with Velvet Revolver, a band who tries desperatley to make cash off images they've previously aquired from past projects
    What a load of crap. How old were you when GnR's AFD came out 1!!And STP's Core...4?? Hoobastank does not even deserve being on the same stage as Slash and the gang. The image they portray are pretty much who they are. Stupid one-hit wonders. Now the polite thing to do in an intervue would be " Yeah!! It's a one in a lifetime chance to play with these guys and we are loving it!!" Rock stars are rock stars. Once your at the top and been at the top for 10+ years you get accustomed to a certain lifestyle. No one-hit wonder will change their attitude, well Scott's anyways. I got a chanec to meet VR in Ottawa and they were great. Scott was fvcked up but what's new. Slash was, well Slash and Duff, Matt& Dave dind't do much but shake our hand. These guys will keep making great music together while hoobastank will be forgotten...FACT
    dnextslash
    DUDE that hoobastank doesnt know what the **** he is talkin about oF COURSE THEY SHOULD BE IN THEIR LITTLE WORLD YOU FAGGOT THEYRE FUCKIN VELVER REVOLVER **** everyone else
    dnextslash
    WillBury wrote: Right, because it's such a devine honor to tour with Velvet Revolver, a band who tries desperatley to make cash off images they've previously aquired from past projects. And yes, Scorpio420, what a loser (spelled with one o by the way) for selling 2.3 Million copies of The Reason. That definatley qualifies anyone as a loser, doesn't it? Why can't you guys open up your f**king eyes to the true point of his comment. It's NOT about Velvet Revolver, and it's NOT about the NHL, it's about highly fortunate individuals who have quite a bit, but aren't happy with it even though there are people in this world who don't have sh*t. It's a common moral. And also, it is possible for our favorite celebs to be complete pricks despite the comfortable view we have of them.
    Look you faggot scorpio is ****in right hoobastank sucks big horse dick theyre one of the worst bands ever they should be ****in honored you faggot go buy contraband and shut the **** up
    Huh???
    Oh Come on people...Doug Robb's vioce is amazing...the notes he hits are astounding for a rock star! Anyone can learn to play the guitar but not everyone can be trained to have an astounding voice, it comes naturally... I mean, i am not saying Velevet revolver aren't good but i prefer Hoobastank and it's probably true what Doug said, i mean nearly all artists don't appreciate what they have... BTW Hoobastank is the lighter side of Rock/ Metal--I would say the "Happy" side...Now that doesn't come very often in a rock band. Cool it people it's not like VR or Hoobastank give a shit to what everyone thinks ...As long as you're buying their albums
    IamAwesomeness
    i think all u people should damn respect hoobastank for being a real band. they write music true to themselves. their record company got mad at them becuz they wanted more songs like the reason so they could make money. i respect hoobastank for saying fuk u to tht and they just kept on bein themselves with their new album and just did how they did. alot of you people have to learn to respect bands for more than comparison and stop being so biased...the fact tht he didnt act like vr were gods in his presence shows he's got respect for himself and them. he just wrote a song about wat he saw. but becuz its about them its all of a sudden different? i like both bands but honestly, hoobastank owns vr..at least hoobastank has creative different songs rather than the same easily digestible crap we get from bands doin the same thing over and over. thts wat writing music is about...not about the damn skills jimmy hendrix wasnt nearly as skilled as todays average guitarist but he was amazing becuz he was able to express himself in a way tht changed rock. and just becuz a song is easy to play doesnt mean it sux-.- besides alot of hoobastanks other songs are alot harder and in different tunings like open e. instead of bands like velvet revolver who wouldnt kno anything more than standard tunings -.- but yet agn i respect both bands. just wow...learn to appreciate things for sumhing other than wat society tells u too. ur just given em money -.-. btw, and yea slash is a good guitarist and blah blah blah but thts not the point. as a band hoobastank is just better -.- as for ur own musical opinions make ur own choice
    sum dood
    I hate these bastards,but he wasn't talking about VR when he said that,he was quoting someone from the band talking about the hockey players.Someone in VR said that the hockey players dont know how much they got.Who ever rephrased that missed that point too.
    dnextslash
    by the just cuz hoobsfaggots sold 2.6 million albums or whatever doesnt make them shit Guns n roses ****in sold over 70 million u faggot piece of shit willbury
    Waterboy799
    dnextslash: by the just cuz hoobsfaggots sold 2.6 million albums or whatever doesnt make them shit Guns n roses ****in sold over 70 million u faggot piece of shit willbury
    couldn't have said it better.
    vaportrail
    kjohnson08: hoobastank? more like hoobaSTINK!!! [POSTED: 09 September 2005 - 008]|
    Stay up all night coming up with that one?
    Scourge441
    Willbury has a point, but Doug Robb's a loser. Not for selling 2.3 million copies of The Reason, or for dissing VR, but because his band sucks. Hard.
    whatamidoinhere
    The reason is a piss easy guitar song! it sucks! Speaking of people not being grateful for stuff they've got; i reckon i'd be pretty grateful for a chance to tour with VR, shame some people are just too big a dick be happy with that. And I'll leave it at that.
    WillBury
    Right, because it's such a devine honor to tour with Velvet Revolver, a band who tries desperatley to make cash off images they've previously aquired from past projects. And yes, Scorpio420, what a loser (spelled with one o by the way) for selling 2.3 Million copies of The Reason. That definatley qualifies anyone as a loser, doesn't it? Why can't you guys open up your f**king eyes to the true point of his comment. It's NOT about Velvet Revolver, and it's NOT about the NHL, it's about highly fortunate individuals who have quite a bit, but aren't happy with it even though there are people in this world who don't have sh*t. It's a common moral. And also, it is possible for our favorite celebs to be complete pricks despite the comfortable view we have of them.
    Scorpio420
    What a looser, they get invited to tour with VR and he goes on an intervue and bashes the band. Jealousy...oh yeah. We all know Scott's an heroin addict. I've met VR when they came to Ottawa and yeah Scott was ***ed out of his mind but thats what makes him, him. Nice PR Hoobaskank
    fwibble
    Doug Robb's just a cock end for saying that, should be grateful he got to tour with VR, maybe should've learnt something useful
    Pandy
    yeah I would guess its scott DR should shut his hole - Hoobastank suck big stylee
    crazydiamond73
    yes WillBury, selling 2.3 million copies of The Reason to 11 year old girls does qualify you as a loser.
    galahad
    Hoobastank is shit! They are simply a fabrication of a few producers in the music industry who wanted to make some quick money. Perhaps the VR member Doug Robb is referring to feels this way as well and treated him accordingly.
    afrothunder666
    Doug Robb should get the shit beat out of him. 1. Because I don't like him and 2. No one disrespects VR and gets away with it. 2 1/2. Hoobastank really suck and will never be anywhere near as good as VR.
    GuitarGodJames
    Hoobastank's "The Reason" was one annoying song and I never want to hear it again, but the singer of Velvet Revolver does kind of creep me out when I see him perform in very tight leather pants.
    Dying2live
    Hoobastank are lucky for getting the chance to tour w/ Velvet Revolver, then they turn around and talk shit about them?(one of them al least)Maybe on there next tour they'll gett some reall talent to open for them.
    john214
    hoobastank is a bunch of garbage..old shit wasn't that bad..but now they just went too pop..and this article made me laugh histerically because they have no right to "try" downing VR..VR is a kickass band and hoobastank is just jealous...