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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    02 Apr '10 02:23
    Which figures from the world of rock and pop have struck you as being the most pretentious in the claims that they have advanced regarding themselves or their music?
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 Apr '10 02:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    Which figures from the world of rock and pop have struck you as being the most pretentious in the claims that they have advanced regarding themselves or their music?
    The Beatles went a little overboard when they said they were more popular than god....
  3. 02 Apr '10 08:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The Beatles went a little overboard when they said they were more popular than god....
    Totally out of context. John Lennon made that comment as a casual description of the amount of fans the interviewer was questioning them on. It was not a brag, it was a joke. Besides, at that time in the western world they probably had more influence.
  4. 02 Apr '10 08:48
    Prince
    U2
    Madonna
  5. 02 Apr '10 12:46
    Bono.
    Noel Gallagher.
  6. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    02 Apr '10 15:25 / 1 edit
    Axel Rose, the Oasis guy, Bono, of course... damn, basically
    anybody creating crap who dares to open his/her mouth to
    say other than "I am sorry, I make crap for a living".

    Edit. Lou Reed.
  7. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    02 Apr '10 15:26
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Prince
    You are aware that I will scratch your face, right?
  8. 02 Apr '10 15:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Axel Rose, the Oasis guy, Bono, of course... damn, basically
    anybody creating crap who dares to open his/her mouth to
    say other than "I am sorry, I make crap for a living".

    Edit. Lou Reed.
    Axl Rose is a good one. I don't think Lou Reed takes himself very seriously, though.

    Some others:
    Anthony Kiedis
    Steven Tyler
    Ozzy Osbourne
  9. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    02 Apr '10 15:43
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Axl Rose is a good one. I don't think Lou Reed takes himself very seriously, though.

    Some others:
    Anthony Kiedis
    Steven Tyler
    Spot on with Steven Tyler.

    As for Lou, the few interviews I've seen from the guy, he
    came forward as quite arrogant, I'd say. Maybe he was
    stoned, lol

    ...

    What do you say about Gene Simmons? The guy is arrogant
    but I'll have to give it to him that his overconfidence comes
    from his record of nailed ladies and his money, rather than
    from the music itself. So he seems honest from that point
    of view.
  10. 02 Apr '10 16:18
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Spot on with Steven Tyler.

    As for Lou, the few interviews I've seen from the guy, he
    came forward as quite arrogant, I'd say. Maybe he was
    stoned, lol

    ...

    What do you say about Gene Simmons? The guy is arrogant
    but I'll have to give it to him that his overconfidence comes
    from his record of nailed ladies and his money, rather than
    from the music itself. So he seems honest from that point
    of view.
    Well, someone who makes Metal Machine Music can't take himself very seriously. About this record he said: "anyone who gets to side four is dumber than I am".

    I don't know Gene Simmons' attitude too well.
  11. 02 Apr '10 16:29
    Originally posted by Seitse
    You are aware that I will scratch your face, right?
    I suspect that's in line for a Prince fan.
  12. 02 Apr '10 18:55
    Bono.

    May a 16 ton weight drop out of the sky onto his head.
  13. 02 Apr '10 22:25
    Not hard to argue with all of these except Lennon. Lennon does not strike me as a pretentious twit.

    David Byrne, though...Eddie Van Halen....there are others, as soon as I post this I'll remember more (unfortunately).
  14. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    03 Apr '10 00:35
    Evan Dando.
  15. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    03 Apr '10 07:16
    Originally posted by Starrman
    I suspect that's in line for a Prince fan.
    I won't use nail polish so it's more, like, a blitzkrieg.