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Mark Kozelek x The War On Drugs?

02 October 2014, 15:10 | Written by Laurence Day

After trading words - Kozelek via on stage ranting, The War On Drugs via dismayed social media posts - Mark Kozelek has issued a challenge to keep the drama going.

After his utterly backhanded non-apology to The War On Drugs, Kozelek swiftly rescinded his non-apology, continuing this bizarre descent.

Speaking on his website, Kozelek has also issued a challenge to Adam Granduciel & Co.:

"I DID NOT APOLOGIZE TO WAR ON DRUGS AND I CHALLENGE THEM TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR OCTOBER 6TH AT THE FILLMORE

To Pitchfork and anyone reading this: I did not apologize to "War On Drugs." I gave them an explanation of the events that lead to my comments. I do not, and will not, apologize for stage banter. I was just letting WOD know that it wasn't personal.

There is an epidemic of people being 'offended' by things as some kind of hobby. Anyone offended by the "H" word needs to be glad their country isn't being invaded by missiles. Rock-A-Billy is still a genre of music so spare me your whining about "Hillbilly" being offensive.

War On Drugs. Due to all of the fuss, I checked out your live track on Pitchfork, and I called it right. You sound like Don Henley meets John Cougar meets Dire Sraits meets "Born In The USA" era Bruce Springsteen. It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I've written called: "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself" at the Fillmore, October 6th, provided they let me handle the beer commercial lead guitar.

I don't have Twitter or Facebook ( I make albums) so if you're interested in having a laugh with me onstage, contact my publicist Robert Vickers.

-Mark Kozelek"

While it would be pretty great to see the two immense forces join up, these circumstances might not be the greatest, or most amicable.

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