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Suicidal Tendencies Frontman Ignored Career Advise

12/16/2016
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Suicidal Tendencies

(Metal Hammer) Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir recalls being told he'd never make it - because of the way he dressed. When Suicidal Tendencies first emerged in the 1980s, they looked a million miles apart from many of the people on the punk rock and metal scene at the time.

But Muir and his bandmates were never interested in conforming, he says, and he recalls one 'rock star' trying to offer wardrobe advice. Muir tells Alt Press: "We didn't dress the way other people did. It's funny that with punk rock, they talk about non-conformity, but they want you to conform.

"I remember someone that was in one of the 'big bands' back in the day saying, 'Mike, you're actually pretty good, but you'll never do anything looking like that.'

"I'm looking at him with eyeliner and his leather jacket, thinking, 'Dude, you look like you're dressed up for Halloween! This is the way that we are.' I said, 'Dress the way we do, think the way we do and then you're an individual? I lost that somewhere.'" Read more here.

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