Monday, July 27, 2015

Bullet For My Valentine's Michael "Padge" about his exclusion from Temper Temper recording sessions: "It really pissed me off"


Bullet For My Valentine guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget has revealed to Metal Hammer that he was left out of the recording sessions for the album "Temper Temper".


Frontman Matt Tuck and drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas flew to Thailand to create the album, leaving Padge and then-bassist Jason "Jay" James behind.

Padge said: "It really pissed me off, to be honest. Being told over e-mail that you're not going to record an album with your band. I'm sure it would piss anyone off. I was fucking confused, hurt, and I just didn't understand it."

Temper Temper received a lukewarm reception when it was released. Padge said: "Do I think it was for the best in the long run? No, I don't, because our momentum kind of levelled off."

Moose said: "I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to be writing and recording an album. Me and Matt were getting on, but I felt bad for Padge and Jay."

Tuck won’t go into details behind the tensions, but insists: "When things need to be done I’m not afraid of decisions that aren’t going to be popular. There were certain things going on that people needed to sort out. At the same time we needed to get work done."


About Temper Temper era Tuck said: "Everyone, me included, lost perspective on what’s important. In a way it was tainted before it had even begun."