The Scoop: Jorma Vik, drummer for punk outfit The Bronx, has posted a picture via Facebook of Black Veil Brides performing with hollow (fake) amps at the Vans Warped Tour. He also added a message that read, “A friend of mine took this photo at warped tour. This is what the kids are calling “rock n roll” these days. I’m lighting fire to every drum I have and becoming an investment banker.” Andy Biersack, vocalist for BVB, responded to the picture via Twitter stating, “Hey guys, we use staging in our stage show. Also these are tattoos, I wasn’t born with the batman logo on my arm. #uselessnews.” You can check out both Vik’s picture and Biersack’s tweet below.
Hey guys, we use staging in our stage show. Also these are tattoos, I wasn’t born with the batman logo on my arm. #uselessnews
— Andy Biersack (@AndyBVB) June 24, 2013
The Spin: Dummy amps have been an unfortunate part of “rock n’ roll” since the old days of arena rock – but that doesn’t make the practical use of them right. Then again, everyone has their own opinions. We know Vik’s and Biersack’s, but what’s yours?
The Question: How do you feel about the usage of hollow amps? Do you think it’s okay for a band to use them? Or do you think it’s just another way for them to cheat their way through their own music? Let us know in the comments below!