”She asked me to characterise some of my actions towards her as abusive to assist her, she said, with her ongoing recovery from historic sexual abuse that occurred prior to us knowing each other. I regret now accepting any blame.”
”We're deeply shocked by the allegations that came to light yesterday regarding MJ, and we take them very seriously. As a result we have cancelled all upcoming Hookworms shows and can no longer continue as a band.”
Alanna McCardle (Joanna Gruesome, Ex-Vöid) says that she was given permission by a woman (who asked to remain anonymous) to share details of the ”horrific abuse she suffered from Matt during the time they were involved.”
Listen to Kurt Vile cover Tom Petty, plus new songs by Hookworms (Luke Abbott remix), Richard Ashcroft, Gerard Way with Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine, Touche Amore, Street Sects, Buke & Gase, and more.
Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, John Lurie, Cedric Bixler Zavala (ATDI, Mars Volta), Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Ryley Walker, Blanck Mass, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Chris Traynor (Orange 9mm, Helmet) and more pay tribute to the late legend.