My Bloody Valentine Take Pity On Fans' Ears

Noisy cult rockers My Bloody Valentine are to offer fans earplugs at all future concerts.

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Noisy cult rockers My Bloody Valentine are to offer fans earplugs at all future concerts after the group was booed throughout its set at the All Points West festival in New Jersey at the weekend. Music fans unfamiliar with the reformed act's sound voiced their disapproval at the festival on Saturday, and now the band has teamed up with a British firm to provide disposable plugs, which fans can pick up on their way into the band's shows. Shaun Thornburgh, the brains behind the new plug deal, says, "I am very pleased to have struck a deal with such an ear-splittingly loud band as My Bloody Valentine, and respect to them for taking ear damage so seriously. By handing out these disposable earplugs at their gigs, the band is highlighting how important it is to protect ears from damage which, once set in, is irreversible." My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields and guitarist Belinda Butcher both suffer from hearing issues - Shields fights tinnitus, while Butcher once perforated an eardrum, according to Nme.com. Thanks for the report to 3news.co.nz.

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    601210
    Old, old, old news. Even Dinosaur Jr hand out ear plugs. Bilinda's ear was ruptured by a sound tech who didn't know what he was doing. It's not that big a deal.
    nightraven
    yeah they've been doing this for a while now. handed out earplugs when i saw them
    Skarson
    Haha. Buckethead should do the same. I'm sure if he can afford to give out toys every night, he can afford to give out earplugs...
    Wakisazhi
    601210 wrote: Old, old, old news. Even Dinosaur Jr hand out ear plugs. Bilinda's ear was ruptured by a sound tech who didn't know what he was doing. It's not that big a deal.
    Wow thats terrible, I'm sure Bilinda's been used to these things but ouch, she's such a sweet lady so it really sucks to hear about that. Hope the sound tech got fired. Anyways yeah, MBV handing out earplugs at their show is nothing new in the slightest, if anything its incredibly old news.
    Wakisazhi
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: My music tech teacher worked with guys one time, and they bankrupt the studio or something bercause they spent weeks and weeks trying to get one harmonic guitar sound perfect and same with the snare drum. He said they're twats. I believe him
    ^Theres a difference between "twats" and perfectionists. Actually listen to their music before you open your trap.
    xxadamnxx
    i was at this show, it was absolutely deafening. MBV with ear plugs were louder than any band without them, there is no reason for it. the background image of my phone is actually the entire front pit giving them the finger.
    nightraven
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: My music tech teacher worked with guys one time, and they bankrupt the studio or something bercause they spent weeks and weeks trying to get one harmonic guitar sound perfect and same with the snare drum. He said they're twats. I believe him
    they almost bankrupt their label. yes kevin shields is an ultra-tone freak but look how the album turned out. well worth all the effort and money in my opinion.
    farfaraway
    I've seen them live, and you would definetly need earplugs to put up with how loud they are. Without a doubt the loudest gig I've ever been to.
    corrie_911
    FearOfTheDuck wrote: My music tech teacher worked with guys one time, and they bankrupt the studio or something bercause they spent weeks and weeks trying to get one harmonic guitar sound perfect and same with the snare drum. He said they're twats. I believe him they almost bankrupt their label. yes kevin shields is an ultra-tone freak but look how the album turned out. well worth all the effort and money in my opinion.
    it might be worth it to the artist but i have to doubt the label appreciates it at all.
    metallica4life_
    i misread the name, and thought it was Bullet for My Valentine... i was surprised that they called them cult rockers...
    FearOfTheDuck
    My music tech teacher worked with guys one time, and they bankrupt the studio or something bercause they spent weeks and weeks trying to get one harmonic guitar sound perfect and same with the snare drum. He said they're twats. I believe him