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Shinedown Poke Fun At Themselves With 'Asking For It' Film

06/13/2016
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(Classic Rock) Shinedown drummer Barry Kerch says their short film for Asking For It makes fun of the band as much as it does of the music business as a whole. Asking For It is lifted from Shinedown's latest album Threat To Survival and the video features four kids playing the role of each band member as they go through a typical day in the life of a rock star - with sleazy managers, over-the-top photographers and headline-chasing journalists all getting their piece of Shinedown.

Speaking to TeamRock backstage at Download following Shinedown's set on the Lemmy Stage this afternoon, Kerch says: "We write songs about things we go through and you have to be careful what you say in this industry, because it will bite you in the ass if you're not careful.

"And the video is tongue-in-cheek. We're making fun of ourselves first and foremost, and we're making fun of the labels and management and interviews and everything else.

"All those things you hear in the video are things you've actually heard. 'We liked them better when they were fat and lazy drug addicts.' Somebody actually said that to us before. Those are all true stories." Read more here.

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