A battle between two bands is brewing after a weekend concert in Arizona. Rock band Linkin Park reported the band Sublime with Rome to police for smoking marijuana at the KMFA Day concert in Tucson, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. The story, first reported by TMZ.com, claims that a Linkin Park security guard told deputies that members of Sublime were smoking marijuana in their dressing room.
The tip was allegedly because one of the Linkin Park band members is allergic to marijuana smoke. No one was in the dressing room when deputies arrived, but “several bags of marijuana” were confiscated, along with rolling papers, a pipe and other evidence. Rome Ramirez, the lead singer for Sublime with Rome, took to Twitter to complain about Linkin Park.
“Linkin Park called the cops on us and said that they were allergic to pot. cops came and took all our weed while we on stage,” @RomeMusica tweeted. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, later tweeted, “FYI.. I did not call the cops on Sublime. Rome should check his facts before running his mouth!!” Sublime with Rome had their weed confiscated this weekend in Arizona … and they have Linkin Park’s posse to blame for it.
According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, security for Linkin Park approached off-duty deputies at the KMFA Day concert at Tucson Electric Park on Saturday. The sheriff”s report says the security guard told deputies that members of Sublime were smoking weed.
The report — obtained by TMZ — says the guard dropped the dime because one of the members of Linkin Park was allergic to marijuana smoke. When deputies went to confront Sublime With Rome, they found their dressing room empty … but did find “several bags of marijuana.”
The deputies took custody of the pot — as well as some rolling papers, a pipe, and a few roaches. A rep for Sublime With Rome tells TMZ … Linkin Park felt badly and offered to replace the weed that was taken. But the rep says the band refused and is still pretty pissed off about the whole thing. Mike Shinoda from LP tweeted a denial of the sheriff’s report … claiming no one from his band’s entourage turned rat.
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