Jason Darr Responds To Pete Wentz
December 5, 2007 at 5:41 AM (PT)
In response to the recent report regarding the alleged cease and desist out for BODOG MUSIC artist, NEUROSONIC’s song "So Many People," (NET NEWS 11/29) front man JASON DARR has released the following statement:
"Anyone silly enough to believe I was serious about the comment I made at my [NEUROSONIC] NYC KNITTING FACTORY performance has no sense of humor. Before we played our song, ‘So Many People’ I joked that PETE WENTZ had taken out a cease and desist for the song because my lyrics are all about ASHLEE SIMPSON’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE debacle as well as celebrity culture. The song is not new -- I wrote it 3 years ago. I wrote the music and had the initial lyrics right after the SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE debacle in OCTOBER 2004, and completed the song right after ASHLEE was given the Billboard award [DECEMBER 2004]. ‘So Many People’ is on our album Drama Queen, which was released by our label BODOG MUSIC in JANUARY 2007. "
"The song is tongue-in-cheek and it was mostly meant to blow off steam about a subject that is laughable at best. It is not meant to be malicious. I do mean every word of the song though, so you can take it or leave it. It’s only rock ‘n roll."