Every week on The Incident, I uncover a secret about the musicians you love. It could be a story from the road, a tale from inside the recording studio, or just one of the crazy things that happens to a working musician.
This week: Sloan has been around for over 20 years and they have had to deal with all kinds of fans. But it was a couple of knuckleheads who messed with a friend of the band that is most memorable to Sloan lead singer Chris Murphy.
“I was so mad. I haven’t punched a lot of people in my life. I punched two guys in Grade 5, but I haven’t punched anyone since.”
Sloan was opening for The Strokes in Vancouver, and during the show, Chris Murphy ran into his old pal Nardwuar the Human Serviette. Nardwuar was known for his crazy television interviews with musicians, his wild banter and not least of all, his colourful hats. When two rowdy fans made off with Nardwuar’s famous lid at Sloan show, the Chris Murphy Incident took place.
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on May 01, 2012