Foster The People Frontman Apologizes To Imagine Dragons
Mark Foster, the lead singer of Foster the People, has apologized to Imagine Dragons and frontman Dan Reynolds.
“I have been burdened by something I feel I need to amend,” Foster wrote in a note on the band’s Twitter account. “I would like to apologize to Dan Reynolds and his band Imagine Dragons. In a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for.”
In an interview last year, Foster had joked that he and his bandmates gave all their subpar material left on the cutting-room floor to Imagine Dragons.
“Everything that I have read about what Dan is doing as a humanitarian is moving. I believe he’s one of the good guys,” Foster said. “It takes a lot of courage to stand for something…nobody has ever erected a statue of a critic.”
In February, Reynolds had responded to the accumulation of criticism.
“For a decade now I’ve dealt with critics and other bands saying extremely harsh things about my band,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter. “Not what I would call ‘fair criticism’ (which I always try my best to receive and learn from) but actual click-bait horse s-t. Words filled with vile and hate meant to feed humanities need to laugh at each other’s imperfections and fails.”
“I’ve gotten over the fact that guys in other bands (The 1975, Foster The People, Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot etc.) feel a need to talk badly about my band for whatever reason. I don’t feel anger towards them actually, just more of a sadness that this industry embraces, even celebrates this mentality,” he added.
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