ALL THAT REMAINS frontman and TRIVIUM bassist are slamming each other on Twitter. Phil has accused the bassist of “riding coattails” and calling him “the third most important guy in a four-man band.”
The war of words between the two musicians started after Labonte appeared on Internet provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’s InfoWars show to discuss the contentious issue of U.S. gun control in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in Florida.
After video of Labonte’s appearance on Milo’s program was posted on YouTube, Paolo took to Twitter to call out the singer for his comments, writing: “Stick to this and not music @philthatremains” His tweet was met with a negative response by a Labonte follower who proceeded to call TRIVIUM “irrelevant” and say that Paolo’s band “blows.” This prompted Gregoletto to fire back with: “Sold Out 95% of our last tour in America”. Phil then chimed in with “I’m just happy Paolo has time to let us know how great he is,” which led Gregoletto to respond: “It’s too bad your shooting skills can’t help you hit those high notes.” Paolo also challenged Labonte to “go make a YouTube video about it.”
Earlier today, Labonte posted a video message for Paolo in which he addressed the bassist’s tweets and minimized Gregoletto‘s contribution to TRIVIUM‘s success.
He continued: “So jumping at me talking smack? Ain’t nobody calling you in the middle of the night saying, ‘Come save my tour,'” apparently referring to the fact that he has stepped in to sing for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on the road when those two bands’ respective vocalists were unable to finish out the dates. “You didn’t write the hits for TRIVIUM. You’ve been riding coattails.”
Labonte added: “So here you go, Paolo. You wanted me to make a YouTube video about it? Here it is.”