Collective Soul, Gavin DeGraw, Billy Norris & the Myrtle Beach Bar Fight



Looks like Myrtle Beach, SC had a bit of drama tonight as was revealed on Twitter tonight by Gavin DeGraw, Collective Soul and Billy Norris. this event gives new meaning to the term "Battle of the Bands."

Fans found out, from Dean Roland himself, that he and Ed were ok, but he had suffered a punch to the face, and it appears has been banned for a year, even tho he states they were not guilty of anything.
We're pretty sure that bar fights were not part of the new tour itinerary, but it kind of gives new meaning to their new song "Welcome All Again"





An update from Billy Norris, guitarist for Gavin Degraw reveals a bit more detail on his twitter account when he states that everyone is fine, no one is in jail and he's going back to his hotel. But it appears a cool bar fight excites Billy a bit.


But it was Gavin DeGraw who gave the most detailed account of the bar brawl revealing that there were 20 drunk guys, and that it started with a sucker punch thrown at Dean, after which the entire "crew" jumped in.

He further states that even though he writes love songs, he is not afraid to "throw down like a man" and it appears the winner of the battle was definitely Collective Soul and Gavin DeGraw's crew.

Gavin even points out that the whooping the drunks got is going to hurt worse than their hangovers. The "douches" who were described as "big and slow and too aggressive" will forever have the memory of the day that they got whipped by two bands.



It seems we were right about our feisty Billy Norris, his final update warns future wannabe opponents to be careful what you wish for.



Both bands will be appearing at the House of Blues on July 13, 2009 in Myrtle Beach with Green River Ordinance  who had a bit of drama of their own today when they got into a car accident in Chicago which they repaired with a bit of duct tape.




If anyone has knowledge of the fight, pictures or better yet video...please let us know.

UPDATE FROM DEAN ROLAND:

Here's what happened:

There was a girl that was talking to Dean and Gavin, and another guy at the bar apparently liked her. It was his birthday, so Dean wished him a happy birthday. But then the guy asked the girl who she was with, and she pointed to Gavin and Dean. The guy then punched Dean in the nose. And yes there was blood.

Then Ed, who was sitting behind Dean, proceeded to jump over Dean's shoulders along with most of the crew to get the guy.

Gavin pile-drive's the guy with his elbow right into the guy's spine. Everything moved out into the streets.

The cops came and escorted everyone away. They were all told that they had a choice to go to jail or not come back for a year. They chose the latter.

Sorry Myrtle Beach fans.


Update from Sneaky Sunday CEO  Paul Broft on Twitter

Apparently this actually happened last night / this morning: http://tinyurl.com/l4xvpw I guess Dean needs the squad on the road now.


NOTE: Audio is from interview with Jeff Dauler and the morning crew of www.q100atlanta.com


 

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  • 7/19/2009 3:42 PM Buzz Edition wrote:
    After their recent run in with some not so sober fans in Myrtle Beach, you would think that Collective Soul band members would want to keep a low profile, but as a fan recently exposed, they have been dabbling in a little dancing on the side, sure to draw some attention.Try JibJab Sendables
  • 7/19/2009 5:47 PM Buzz Edition wrote:
    After their recent run in with some not so sober fans in Myrtle Beach, you would think that Collective Soul band members would want to keep a low profile, but as a fan recently exposed, they have been dabbling in a little dancing on the side, sure to draw some attention.Try JibJab Sendables
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  • 7/13/2009 9:37 AM Sethe wrote:
    wow... for real? wow...
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  • 7/13/2009 11:00 AM Coleah wrote:
    One of the side effects of working in bars is meeting up with 'Buzzed Brains' who's thinking is ugly. Hooray for band's team spirit.

    I'm sure the (what was the name of it?) bar benefited from free advertisement.
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  • 7/13/2009 11:03 AM Grammer for the win wrote:
    "He further states that the even thought he rights love songs,"

    huh? Rights?
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  • 7/13/2009 11:13 AM BuzzEdition wrote:
    I was tired...it was late...thanks for the editor's notes
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  • 7/13/2009 11:14 AM Heather wrote:
    I hope everyone came out OK. That guy was a real moron. He better be careful when trying to hit on any other girls around there. If any of them are CS or Gavin fans and know who he is, well...it could get pretty ugly for him. He should hide under a rock for a year. :o)
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  • 7/13/2009 12:37 PM SoulAdored65 wrote:
    Hey, if someone starts a fight, sometimes ya just can't walk away. Good for them for getting each others' backs. Now as for Myrtle Beach banning them, that's just stupid. I thik they blew that out of proportion. Anyways, we Collective Soul fans love you guys & we're behind ya. We know you guys are polite, respectful people.
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  • 7/13/2009 2:38 PM HannahJane wrote:
    I hate drunks and look out tonight because HOB always seem to have their fair share no matter which one you go to. I'll say it again....I Hate Drunks!
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  • 7/14/2009 10:04 AM brad skidmore wrote:
    Its funny how people like to make themselves look tough. I work at the bar right next to the scene of the fight. The band only got in a fight with 3 other people not 20, lol. Unless they are counting themselves. Also the guys they fought weren't juiced up or roided. Stupid drunks, yes. Also the band is only ban from broadway at the beach for a year, not Myrtle Beach. Thanks for adding flair to the fight guys.
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  • 7/14/2009 2:15 PM Krys wrote:
    "family" who plays together, stick together. kudos for CS. sexy cool - hangin together in a bar after all these years together.
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  • 7/19/2009 10:00 PM Kimberly Andrews wrote:
    Just have to say, great & creative article you did on Collective Soul's bar fight. ~Kim
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