Alex Gaskarth Comments On Big Time Rush Incident

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 2, 2011

There was a lot of talk a few weeks ago about a band called Big Time Rush stealing All Time Low’s recently released song, “No Idea,” and making it into their own. Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low has now written up a blog post in response to the situation to clarify it for fans of both bands. Read the message below by clicking “Read More”.

Apparently I pissed a few people off today— What’s new?

Big Time Rush fans, in NO way did I intend to disrespect the guys. My explanation was rushed (teehee) and worded wrong in the final iteration of the interview.

To clarify, BTR’s reps asked to do a version of No Idea, which we were totally cool with, and that version of the song ended up on their newest record. (They even credited me. Aww.)

When I compared them to The Monkees, I was merely attempting to explain how and why they ended up with an alternate version of our song on their album in the first place— certain aspects of their band are determined by the powers over at Nickelodeon, and their TV show, which the band was formed around, (as was their music, respectively.) That’s just fact. No denying it.

However, what defines a “real band” is subjective, and taken out of context, my comment definitely came off as condescending, which was never my intention.

Those guys are homies, and they’re doing what they do very well— I certainly wasn’t tryna hate.

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    Plus it’s the same writer for both songs anyway. So, yeah. I’m all good now. :D
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    now all of you rushers who declared war can stop.
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    finally! now everybody can calm the fuck down about this. God
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    I love Alex. Seriously.
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    I respect Alex so much, and I will always dig ATL and BTR hahaha.
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