AP Dhillon responds to outrage at him smashing guitar at Coachella

AP Dhillon has responded to criticism over him smashing his guitar at Coachella 2024, whereas evaluating himself to Kurt Cobain.

The Indo-Canadian artist delivered a set on the Sahara stage on the competition in Indio, California final Sunday (April 14).

Dhillon has since shared footage of himself destroying his metallic gold ESP LTD Kirk Hammett V guitar throughout a dramatic a part of the present. He honoured the late Indian rapper/singer Sidhu Moose Wala by performing ‘Brown Munde’.

Nonetheless, his act of smashing his instrument led to widespread condemnation from followers. One consumer wrote: “The guitar that has supplied you with life, love, peace, success, and respect – you find yourself breaking it! Not cool in any respect.”

One other mentioned: “Pop artists break guitars to look cool. They attempt to imitate rock/steel artists not realising that they break their guitars out of the adrenaline rush and depth of enjoying the instrument.

“It at all times hurts to see the poor instrument face the wrath of those wannabes. In India, we pray to the instrument […] That is pathetic. Do higher AP.”

Another person posted: “Bro doesn’t have one tune the place he must do any of that.” Elsewhere, a follower merely requested: “Severely?” One other remark learn: “Smashed the guitar after enjoying open chords on a CAPO!”

Dhillon later responded to the backlash by sharing a video of himself breaking the guitar on stage together with a clip of Cobain doing the identical – seemingly evaluating himself to the late Nirvana frontman.

He captioned the add: “The media is managed and I’m uncontrolled.”

However this solely fuelled additional criticism, with one individual writing: “You aren’t a ROCK singer, so don’t behave [like] one and don’t be a wannabe. First, carry your music to that degree after which do the issues others are doing. Severely such a lame excuse to justify your act.”

A second remark learn: “Sorry to say; however you stand nowhere to Cobain.”

Many individuals agreed that Dhillon’s music can’t be in comparison with Cobain’s materials with Nirvana.

One mentioned: “He performed pure rock and grunge with some badass riffs! Whereas you performed some fundamental G household chords on capo with on the three fret! There’s a distinction. Furthermore, one ought to always remember their roots.”

One other posted: “Bro will not be Kurt Cobain.” Dhillon was additionally known as “cringe”, whereas others famous that the artist will not be featured on the line-up for Coachella 2024’s second instalment this weekend.

Some followers urged that the stunt was a bid to hunt justice for Sidhu Moose Wala. The late musician was shot lifeless by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke in Punjab’s Mansa district on Could 29, 2022. He was 28 years previous.

Nonetheless, one follower reasoned (through WION): “However Sidhu Moosewala would have additionally revered the musical devices, being an artist, if he was right here to see this. So earlier than making unfastened statements like ‘media is managed’, you higher be taught some good manners and values, buddy. God bless.”

In different information, Child Cudi has joined the Sahara stage invoice for weekend two of Coachella 2024.

Learn NME’s total evaluation of Coachella 2024 weekend one right here, together with Doja Cat’s five-star headline efficiency, a breakout set from Chappell Roan, and a disgruntled Damon Albarn.

Examine again right here for the most recent information, critiques and extra from Coachella 2024. 

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