The Bloodhound Gang rock band can't play at the Russian music festival of Kuban after the band's bassist wiped out his rear end with the Russian flag according to a statement issued by the Russian Ministry of Culture.
The incident took place during a concert in Odessa, Ukraine where Jared Hasselhoff with an exclamation "Don't tell Putin!" put the flag in his underwear, and rubbed his groin and ass with the flag.
Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinskiy was informed about the incident on Friday, as the video recording of the concert was uploaded on YouTube. "I talked to the authorities of the region of Krasnoyarsk that organize the event; these idiots will never play at the Kuban festival" wrote the minister on Twitter.
Several rock bands from around the world are scheduled to play at the Kuban music festival including The Prodigy, Guano Apes and Scooter; the event runs from August 1 to 7.
Russia Today reporting that the fleeing American rock band's minivan was pelted with tomatoes by outraged Russian citizens who hold up banners that said “Go home, Pigs” and “Get out of Russia.”
Apparently, members of the American group were attacked at the city airport by Cossacks trying to strangle Jared Hasselhoff with the American flag.
A shaky YouTube video titled “the Cossacks beat Americans in Anapa” claimed to show the beginning of the brawl, in which the police promptly intervened.
“But the band’s troubles did not end there, as Hasselhoff was also interrogated by the police, amid calls for his prosecution.
'What the bass guitar player did – the desecration of the national flag – is a crime in Russia, and there are serious considerations among the authorities now to launch a criminal case.'
The Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax he is 'ready' to deal with the case, if the Prosecution decides in favor of pursuing it” writes Russia Today.
(Lángoló Gitárok – kuruc.info – hungarianambiance.com)