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Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Responded To Claims Of Him Being Rude To Fans

I usually don’t bother with bands such as these, i’m not huge into post-hardcore (or any core related metal for that matter) although i have listened to Asking Alexandria and others on a rare occasion. I’m mostly into melodic death metal, death metal and black metal. But after hearing a fan’s awful experience it bugs me that Danny couldn’t be a bit nicer to his fanbase.

Q: Do you appreciate your fans support & all?

A: Lots of people seem to think I hate our fans and don’t appreciate them at all. I really do. Our fans are awesome and I owe them everything I have. I just have a different way of showing. I’ve never been the people to sit and hang out with a group of people. I like my own space, I like being with just a couple of people that I know in my own little world. I have an antisocial disorder and I like to stay in my comfort zone. People never realize it and assume I’m an asshole.

Q&A with Danny Worsnop regarding the rumours, the stories and his all round bad reputation

I don’t know whether or not this guy realizes but when you have a fairly large fanbase it is disrespectful to push them away. It’s ok if you want to have your space you don’t need to spend hours on end talking to your fans, although it would be nice to get to know some of the people who appreciate and help your success. It’s sort of a two way street and in the end if you simply push them away it won’t help your image any. Some musicians are really cool and laid back people. Take Nergal (Adam) from Behemoth, a somewhat of a satanic band (or perceived as such), the guy seems brutal and mean on stage but i have heard great things about how he treats his fanbase.

I’ve met Jonny Santos from Spineshank (didn’t get to talk to him much mostly said hey and got to shake his hand) and hung out with Fear Factory a bit, i think i talked to one of the drummers (during the Archeype tour) and overall they are really cool laid back people. But upon hearing how Danny treats his fanbase, it’s nearly the opposite from my experiences. Now i’m not saying that Danny should change, although he needs to change on his own. I understand he’s anti-social, but even when i was like that i still wasn’t really.. i’m just really nice and i still am although still very introverted. I wasn’t really gabbing off with the Fear Factory band although, Burton chuckled when there was some metalcore or deathcore band screaming at the top of their lungs. Someone mentioned something about, “i wonder how long he’ll have his vocals for”. Burton was preoccupied with the History or Animal channel. It was definitely a cool experience but at the same time, the band was really cool to all the fans that were flocking in and out (which wasn’t much, but still..).

But as a fan, you gotta prepare yourself to be disappointed. In fact it’s best to not really be so preoccupied with when meeting the band that you gotta hug them or shake their hand or try to be friends with them. In any case don’t set your mind to one thing and one thing only and you won’t be disappointed. Not everyone is as nice as the other person and the whole lesson here is appreciate the bands that do show their appreciation and don’t be too bothered by those who don’t show it.

So is Danny Worsnop disrespectful/rude to fans? In a way yes, his attitude does show and fans can see it. Whether or not he thinks that is really up to him and it’s up to him to change.

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