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Posted on Aug 18, 2014 09:30 pm
Upon seeing an interview in which his former bandmate Dave "Snake" Sabo condemned the drug-abusing lifestyle featured in his 2007 documentary "Waking Up Dead," ex-Skid Row drummer Phil Varone went on a ranting spree, ripping apart everyone and everything in his way.
We're not sure where to start here, whether it's calling Sabo a "a two faced c-nt with a tiny d-ck," branding the current Skid Row lineup "a sad cover band putting out piece of s--t records," or something a tad more mature like "I remember many gross things being in that band, but nothing more gross then galaxy of pimples on your disgusting back."
So back to the top, this is what the guitarist told The Classic Metal Show about Phil: "I thought it was gross, man, to be quite honest with you. See, that's just a lifestyle I never cared for or partook in. I never did drugs. The worst thing I ever did was drink too much vodka and puke, and that's basically the extent of my s--t. So to live that and to see that, I thought it was pretty gross and disgusting, to be honest with you.
"I don't have any empathy for that situation at all, because you have choices. You make choices in life, and that was the choice that he made. And I don't wanna be a part of that or a party to it. So, I guess the only thing I can say is that I thought it was pretty gross."
And then there's Varone's Facebook reply: "Dear Dave "Snake" Sabo, (snake meaning a two faced c-nt and not the size of his tiny d-ck)
"I'm normally not one to acknowledge clueless, jealous dummies, but in this case it's just too good to pass up and I'm sick and tired of these douche bags running their mouths. I always find it funny when the pot calls the kettle black and judging from the piece of s--t records this sad cover band put out after I left, they are still clueless and still very much jealous. The good part about the recent Skid Row records, is you can buy 4 of them and have a set of drink coasters. If you were to buy 4 of them, that should bring the sound scan up to about 11 sold and catapult it to plywood with an anchor.
"Hey David nothing like commenting on a documentary that came out 7 years ago that not only you and the band are in, but you also signed releases and were paid for songs. But I guess 7 years later it's gross. It wasn't gross when Skid Row begged me to come out and finish a tour after I left the band because your drummer sucked. And I guess It wasn't gross listening to how bad the band sounded when you could barley stand on stage and play 90% of the time? You know, like the time we played a bowling alley and you were at the bar at noon? You probably don't remember you (see what I did there?) Oh my bad, I forgot you don't do drugs or drink.
"I remember many gross things being in that band, but nothing more gross then galaxy of pimples on your disgusting back. But I have a solution to all of this, instead of being the f--king coward you are, why don't you come by my place and we can settle this once and for all. No press, no cameras, just me and you. And while you're at, tell [Rachel Bolan] Napoleon to put his bass down, put him in a baby seat and bring him along. That unoriginal 5' 8" walking cliche bass owner needs to be taught a lesson on how not to run his mouth. Now I understand why Tommy Lee sent him an email that said 'I don't have enough middle fingers for you.' Make sure he puts his 6" platforms on, or he will never reach 5' 8".
"In closing, you really should be proud. Nothing like a bunch of 50 years old washed up rock stars in a Skid Row cover band playing for 6 people a night. Oh and by the way Snake , if you're nice and a good boy, maybe I'll loan you some money some day, since we all know how good you are with accounting. I would put you in the adult business, but d-cks the size of thimbles are not really in. Just saying. Regards, Former Skid Row Drummer, Phil Varone."