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Very old news...but Michelle Branch writes angry letter

I searched the thread, and didn't see that this was mentioned yet... but if it has been, then sorry... I did look.

Anyway, I was wondering whether anyone heard about the fabulous muscian/singer Michelle Branch's angry letter to certain users at the wreckers message board? (By the way, this is old news, it happened in early December, I think... but a lot of people didn't know about it, so I'm sharing anyway)

Apparently, some "fans" on The Wreckers' (a new duo type group with Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp) said some things to Michelle (who reguarly used the message board) on the site that offended her. Mostly things that were said was, "she's a sell out for selling photos of her daughter, Owen" (Their words, not mine) and complaining about when the new albums were coming out, and complaining in general.

Here's a copy of the letter:

"Alright, I don't even know why I am still awake seeing as I have to be up in a few hours to feed Owen.

What I am most frustrated at, I suppose is...I pay money to keep this website up so all of you "fans" can talk about our music. Why would I want to spend the money so the majority of you can sit around and b1tch about us?

I understand that you are frustrated with the fact that there isn't any music for you to listen to. Don't you think Jessica and I are frustrated too?? We finished this record over a year ago and were sent on a lame ass tour we didn't want to be on. It was a horrible idea to headline a show playing music that nobody had ever heard. Maverick wanted to make a quick buck, and unfortunately, we were obligated by contract to do so. I was 5 months pregnant when we started that tour and believe was the last place I wanted to be. Then I got pushed into doing a Santana song I didn't want to do (I didn't write it either, Shanks wanted me to sing it so bad, that was a bargaining tool), Maverick wouldn't let me do it unless Jess was on it so they would get "free" promotion for a record they didn't even understand or believe in for the most part. The record wasn't released because Maverick didn't want me promoting an album pregnant. they thought it would look bad to my young fans...bull.

As far as "biting the hand that feeds you"..

I would give nothing more than to play music in a ****ty bar and fold clothes at The Gap for a living. My "being famous" has done nothing but ruin my relationship with my parents, mostly my Father and it has made me hate doing what I used to love more than life itself...playing music. I have been pushed around and now most of you see me as someone who I never really was, and most of you can't accept the plain fact that people change and grow up and I'm not the little girl you think I am. I have a family of my own now, a baby...the last thing I could imagine doing is making music. I'm fine financially (although I don't make millions contrary to popular belief.) and being a famous musician has brought nothing to my life besides strife. (Okay, I met my wonderful husband and bandmate because of it.) I have maybe written two songs in the past year. That's ridiculous. This isn't fun for me anymore. I'm sick of sucking dicks to get my music heard, putting on a fake smile, and saying things that are acceptable.

On the contrary, The Wreckers album makes me very proud and excited again. It's almost like my first day at a new school. it's a fresh start. I'm finally excited to tour (although I need to find a nanny!) and I am looking forward to seeing what fans think.

You know, I CAN take the criticism. I just don't understand why I should pay for an arena for you to do it. If you are a "fan" why do you speak about Jessica and I in that way.

I never wanted to be put on a pedestal..I just wanted to make music. And believe me, many times I have thought I was going to quit. It's too much energy to pretend it's fun. You can call me a baby if you'd like, but life is too short to spend it being miserable.

This board is going to be shut down tonight. I think we all need a break. When the Wreckers album finally comes out, we'll see the ones who decided to stick around. As for the rest of you, I meant it when I said "f-off"


There's actually more, where she talks about a TWMB user named "Taleether", but I can't find the original part of that.

Link is here -
This is why famous/semi-famous people should never interact with their fanbase on the internet (Unless it's one of those pre-screened chat questions through a PR person). Sooner or later, they are going to run into trolls and/or idiots.
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That's messed up. I always thought Michelle Branch was an awesome singer, in fact, one of the better female artists out there in the middle of the Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson crap that we've been fed.

But yeah, I can see where she's getting off on, since I know nothing sucks more than spending your life making music for your fans then have them just bitch and whine at you.
I hate Michelle Branch. I like her songs, but her as a person, is just horrible. She's one of the biggest hypocrites ever to hit the music industry. I don't know if anyone of you remember this, but a couple years back in a magazine they interviewed her, and she said something about how she wanted to be someone that everyone could respect, and dress in a respectable way as a rolemodel for other kids. Well, guess what? Give her a couple years, and she comes out with an album that she's practically nude on. What more, she came to our town once, at this big asian resturant and practically stripped right there on one of the tables. BIGGEST HYPOCRITE EVER.

I guess all artists eventually wind up to be the same, they only want money, and lots of it.
^^ She also did a very risque photoshoot with Maxim, that supposedly left some damage with her relationship with her father.
ahahaha jeslyn, that's the restaurant where she stripped at in my town xD
Maxim isn't a restaurant though... maybe I'm just confused about what you're referring to Wink
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