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Bunnyman McCullogh Surprises Everyone By Acting Like A Complete Tool During Gig

by | 4th, October 2011

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN frontman Ian McCullouch is a berk of the highest order. Long before Liam Gallagher was spouting off about being the best band in the world, McCullouch was swaggering around like he invented music itself.

Which of course, they didn’t. In fairness, they did peddle some cod-psychedelic indie for a while, before sloping off into the middle distance, only to return in the late ’90s with a bunch of songs that sounded like Starsailor b-sides.

Good for them. Still, it hasn’t stopped Our Ian from preening and posing, as well as causing needless bother in the name of ‘rock ‘n’ roll’.

During a show on Wednesday in Glasgow, McCullouch stormed off-stage and challenged some poor sod to a fight.

How did it all start? McCulloch berated the crowd for clapping out of time, before shouting at one fan for heckling, threatening to have it out with him. Starting a fight because hundreds of people aren’t in complete unison. Great.

The Bunnyman stropped off the stage, then returned shortly after with his tail between his legs, realising that Echo & The Bunnymen  fans are just about the only people who have any time for him, so he’d better say sorry.

Fighting back big girly tears, he said:

“I’m so sorry. You deserve better. We’ll play any songs you want. Let’s play a hit.”

After the show,  he explained that his tantrum was due to “personal issues.”

McCulloch tells the Daily Record, “There were things which happened backstage that should have stayed backstage, but didn’t. I was very upset due to personal issues I can’t go into. What went on backstage made it worse and it got too much. It spilled on stage and I can only apologise. I am gutted and feel terrible for letting down our amazing Scottish fans.”

“I hugely regret it and want to say sorry… to everyone we disappointed. I hope we can make it up to you all in some way and we will look at how to do that in the near future.”

Meanwhile, the rest of the Bunnymen are stilling picking up McCulloch’s toys and gently placing them back in the pram.

Posted: 4th, October 2011 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink