Derek Webb Standing His Ground on the S-Word?

Posted: May 12, 2009 in Uncategorized

Despite being a committed metal head, I do love Derek Webb. Even if I often disagree with him, I think his work is deep and challenging.

Webb has been working on new material but this week he sent this out in an email to fans:

friends-
i haven’t sent many personal emails to this email list but we’re in a situation that has gotten a little out of control and it’s time to fill you in. as some of you may know, i’ve been working for months on my new record, ‘stockholm syndrome’, which i’ve recently finished and turned in to the record label. they’ve been very supportive over the years, but this time we didn’t get the response we expected. it seems i’ve finally found the line beyond which my label can support me, and apparently i’ve crossed it.

i consider this my most important record and am adamant about all of you hearing it. we had originally hoped to have ‘stockholm syndrome’ out this month (next week even), but at this point we’re not sure when the record will come out and in what form. the majority of the controversy is surrounding one song, which i consider to be among the most important songs on the record. so we’ve decided it’s an appropriate time to break the rules.

but because of various legal/publishing issues we’re having to be rather careful with how we do what we’re going to do next. that’s really all i can say for now and i’ve probably said too much.

we have a plan and we’re moving ahead, but we’re not sure what kind of trouble we might be getting into. we’ll let you know as soon as we know our next move-

derek

Now, to be fair, Derek has not said what all the stink is about but some blog sites are reporting that Derek uses the word s@#t in one of his songs.

I don’t think that using the S-word is in and of itself sinful but is it worth a court case with your record company? Hmmm.

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