Posted in music on March 7, 2014

Ron Reyes w/ Black Flag in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Ron Reyes

Today in Black Flag: Following vocalist Ron Reyes being fired, bassist Dave Klein quitting, and the band apologizing for "falling short in 2013" and replacing Ron with Mike Vallely on vocals, Ron has recently made more comments on the whole thing. A recent article on Beatroute reads:

"When I found out about Flag, one of the first things I said to Greg was, 'We must take the high road on this. Do not disrespect those guys in public. They have the public's support. People LOVE Keith Morris, people LOVE Chuck Dukowski, people LOVE Bill Stevenson. If we come against those guys we are going to look like bitter old men. Greg said, 'Fuck it. I am bitter.' He did it and it completely backfired. I didn't even know about Greg's lawsuit until the day it went public. Mike V told me. Once the lawsuit came out (August 2013) we were the Evil Flag. There was the Good Flag and the Evil Flag...it was really hard. When I started I was on good terms with those guys. All of a sudden they stopped responding to my emails. Relationships were severed and I was guilty by association.""

Until Greg Ginn allegedly threatened Ron Reyes' family, Reyes was committed to the band. He says he deserves an Academy Award for what he had to put up with in 2013. He admits Mike V was right when he told Rolling Stone "Ron became combative and argumentative," emphasizing, "That did happen only after Greg threatened my family." The reasons for the alleged threat are not known.

On November 24, 2013 Ron Reyes was fired from Black Flag after working in collaboration with Greg Ginn for one year. He had an album contract, but nothing for the tour or partnership in the band. He now admits without the paperwork, he doesn't have a leg to stand on for the money he is owed from the tour. He has made amends with his FLAG friends and is back at work with local band PIGGY.

Damn. Read the rest at Beatroute.

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Comments (16)

OMG how could anyone care about this old man drama??? why not try something NEW instead of a (pathetic) cash grab.... all you can do is laugh really

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 3:44 PM

3:44 Ginn HAS tried something new...for the last 25 years...and failed, dismally. To his credit, he did write a new record with 20-too many songs on it that had a couple moments, but still kinda stunk.

Ginn should just quit music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 3:51 PM

but at least when Ginn is trying new stuff he's not bothering anybody

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 3:53 PM

As if anyone needed more evidence that Greg Ginn is an actual piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 3:55 PM

Ginn's not bothering anybody, 3:53? Is that what he's doing when he frivolously sues ex band mates, including one that had the band logo tattooed on his arm over 30 years ago?

Ginn is a total piece of shit. The shame is that many didn't realize it until now, but those guys that worked with him all new a long, long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 4:06 PM

No Bill Ward, no Black Flag.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 4:11 PM

4:11 - That is a show I would definitely pay to see lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 4:12 PM

so what, Ron is not getting paid for the tour then?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 4:34 PM

Jesus Christ!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 4:52 PM

Ginn's one of them!! them! them!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 4:54 PM

He hates us. We hate him. We can't Ginn, NO WAY!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 5:56 PM

^Cute.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 7:39 PM

4:34: as if Ginn paid anyone in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 8:54 PM

Fuck Greg Ginn

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2014 11:02 AM

Hands down best Black Flag singer!

Posted by Camarena | March 10, 2014 5:58 AM

I support Ginn. Fuck all other black flag members.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2014 6:42 PM

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