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Backstreet Boys Outrage Rock Fans in India

January 29, 2010 07:24:17 GMT

The pop band have made rock fans in India upset after organizers of Rock in India booked the group to follow Iron Maiden and Megadeth in performing at the event.


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Pop group Backstreet Boys have sparked outrage among heavy metal fans in India after it was announced they will follow Iron Maiden as a headliner for the upcoming Rock in India festival. The event marked the first ever rock festival in India when it kicked off in 2008, with Megadeth and Machine Head playing top of the bill. Iron Maiden took the stage in 2009.

But festival organizers have taken an abrupt turn from the heavy metal genre, booking Backstreet Boys and Richard Marx for the 2010 line up. Local music critics have blasted organizers for the shift, but festival bosses are standing by their decision to book the aging teen sensations.

A statement on Rock in India's website reads, "There has been a long-standing request from many music fans to our website that they would like to see mainstream music and also classic rock... Rock in India is a 'music' festival and the headliners have already been announced."

"Rock in India does not mean the 'genre' rock only. Being a fan you have right to an opinion. Being a promoter no artist is big or small to us. All artists are respected equally and not looked down upon just because they are a pop artist! We respect their music!" The Rock in India festival will take place in Delhi on February 20 and in Bangalore on February 22.


 




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posted by chunk on May 21, 2011
backstreetboys are one of the greatest boybands in the world, it is great to have them here. everybody just calm down and stop telling those bad words.
posted by Vampireme on Feb 24, 2011
Honestly u guys've completely lost ur mind. Jeez... I guess a very few ov u 've got a knack ov gud music or else u'd nt 've said ol dat rubbish bout BSB. Its n extremely versatile band wid b'ful music. (Nd Cursing n swearin doesn't make u luk cool douches
posted by Tezz on Jul 01, 2010
Well i was there and the show was shit except for Jaycee he was the best and the only rock artist there so many people left after he finished !
posted by Saurabh on Mar 23, 2010
Rock In India 2010 an EPIC FAIL!!! just 3000 ppl in bangalore attended this piece of shit. hahaha, dna networks will go bankrupt after this lousy festival
posted by Real BSB Fan on Feb 21, 2010
Hey fuckdna! What udo u think of urself.. u Motherfucking Bastard..!! what do u know abt BSB..?? Do u know atleast where they're from?? u think bsb's a goddamn fuckin indian band?? u idiot.. behave urself.. screw u.. If u don't know bsb, go & fuck ur sister & mother!!
posted by Real BSB Fan on Feb 21, 2010
Hey fuckdna! What udo u think of urself.. u Motherfucking Bastard..!! what do u know abt BSB..?? Do u know atleast where they're from?? u think bsb's a goddamn fuckin indian band?? u idiot.. behave urself.. screw u.. If u don't know bsb, go & fuck ur sister & mother!!
posted by FluckDNA on Feb 17, 2010
Ok, I have had enough of the spitting and cursing. DNA - just change the name of the even to "Croak In India" and we rock fans will let you do whatever you want and bring any gay-boy-band to India.
posted by whatever on Feb 13, 2010
shut the fuck off what's wrong with backstreet boys ? non of them are gay like you said and even they were all gay ??!! so what !!! grow up silly we're in 2010 ... seriously i don't get you people ...
posted by gun em down on Feb 13, 2010
"plz learn English and then comment..its rock in india as in any band or singer can rock the crowd" are u a fucking idiot??? so i would say rock in india as in stones in india eh?? we are talking about a music genre ROCK not the literal meaning of the word dumb fuck
posted by Akshay on Feb 12, 2010
@simmi Please leave him,because by the looks of it he will leave you pretty soon(For a GUY)
posted by this is music on Feb 11, 2010
guys...guys...guys...we as in the TRUE MUSIC FANS r so very happy that u r bringing one of the best boybands in the world THE BACKSTREET BOYS in INDIA! thank you so much!!!and for those ppl who think this is a ROCK FEST...plz learn English and then comment..its rock in india as in any band or singer can rock the crowd and not A ROCK FEST! oh man...u really need english lessons!!!!all the best...BACKSTREET BOYS ROCK THE CROWD!
posted by Aaron Lee on Feb 09, 2010
"Rock in India does not mean the 'genre' rock only." - Haha are you serious, guy? Best not to make a fool of yourself grammatically. It's fucking ROCK in india, how can it not be rock. Retards.
posted by LOL on Feb 04, 2010
And while they're fagging up the good name of ROCK, how about Akon & The Spice Girls for next year's show? Damn you, DNA.
posted by FAKK!!! on Feb 03, 2010
BSB??? rock in india! hahahahahaha!!! we stoop so low for that extra buck no? those guys organising this dont have any idea about genres of music and the impact it does. now, they'll know. but i'm sure, they wont learn. whatever though, this sucks. May they suffer..... bsb, marx? after megadeth/machinehead/maiden and so many awesome indian bands? Duh!!
posted by zulu warrior on Feb 03, 2010
S'far as i'm concerned..playing rock in India... it was never about the money coz u never made any. Playing in a rock band, organizing a rock festival was not "a flavour of the month " kind of thing. It was what you fuckin well wanted to do ! Sure the money was important but when it outweighs the spirit...it sux. Money Corrupts. ZB
posted by fuckdna on Feb 03, 2010
FUCK THIS SHIT! DNA IS THE CULPRIT FOR THIS FUCKED UP SHIT. METALHEAD WAS RIGHT. THIS IS A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE FOR THE INDIAN METAL SCENE WHICH WAS SO SLOWLY STARTING TO GET UP AND GOING. AND NOW THESE HOMO FUCKERS SLAM IT DOWN WITH THEIR DAMNED BOY BAND .. CANT FUCKING BELIEVE IT. THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE INITIALLY. THOUGHT IT WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT.. BUT NO THESE FUCKERS WERE SERIOUS. AND SO WERE WE.... <br />to THE METAL HEAD.. \"WE THE METAL COMMUNITY BOW DOWN TO YOU FOR THIS ACT OF MALICE AND REBELLION THAT U HAVE SLAMMED IN THE FACES OF THESE FAGGOTS AND TO ALL THE INDIAN MADARCHODS WHO THINK THAT BSB IS A ROCK BAND. FUCK ALL YOU POSERS AND I HOPE U DIE AND MAGGOTS EAT INTO UR BALLS. ALL HAIL THE METAL HEAD!! YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD AND U WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED... ALL HAIL THOR.... THANK YOU FOR SHOWING DNA WAT THIS MEANS TO US THE METAL COMMUNITY. AND FINALLY... BSB.. IF YOU\'RE READING THIS.... FUCK OFF.. WE DONT WANT YOUR FAGGOT BAND TO COME TO OUR COUNTRY IF EVER YOU HAVE FELT WELCOME THEN IT WAS A MISTAKE. WE HATE YOUR GUTS.TAKE YOUR FUCKING BAND AND GO TO CANADA OR SOMETHING!
posted by its all about the mo on Feb 02, 2010
its simple... if you thought all these years Venkat Vardhan and DNA and the few others who have organised rock concerts was doing the rock n roll worshipping fan deal its wrong.... they afterall are running a business, and they do it as a business... BSB will fetch them more money... and thats why its so... the only thing thats irking me is "rock in India" started essentially as a rock fest... and I, like most rock music fans, waited for this years show, and we are surely a lot dissappointed not just because but that feeling of hate and anger once again.... at all these promoters and organisers who encourage mediocrity.... to me, like most other "music" fans... who understand the essence of music will agree, BSB is just a commercial outcome and has nothing to do with music. They dont write their music, they dont compose, nor do they sing. And ask them to sing without their syncd devices and you'll know the truth. I dont need to say more. Rock in India, just got into a lot of bad books with this... and if DNA and Vardhan are part of it.... its a shame. whoever the organisers, are only encouraging mediocrity just to make money. cant blame them though... :-) its all about the money!
posted by snape on Feb 02, 2010
BSB have no idea, what they are getting themselves in to.
posted by simmi on Feb 01, 2010
i love this group................n this my bf's choice dats y i like it more.............
posted by Twilight on Jan 29, 2010
Well I certainly wouldn't blame the Backstreet Boys. If the concert promoters invited them, and they accepted in good faith, it isn't THEIR fault that the promoters didn't follow the "spirit" of the concert.

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