ATP Organizers: the Black Lips Are "Assholes," and Killing Joke and the Butthole Surfers "Can Both Suck My Balls"

ATP Organizers: the Black Lips Are "Assholes," and Killing Joke and the Butthole Surfers "Can Both Suck My Balls"
You can add the music festival All Tomorrow's Parties to the list of "Things the Black Lips Have Been Kicked Out Of." In a recent interview with the Village Voice [via Brooklyn Vegan], ATP organizer Barry Hogan said that "the Black Lips will never play again - they're assholes. They broke into a chalet and started stealing stuff."

Fellow organizer Deborah Kee Higgins agreed, stating: "We have a 'No Assholes' policy. You can play once because we don't know you're an asshole, but you can't play twice."

Harsh words, to be sure, but we're guessing that the Atlanta punks aren't losing any sleep over it. After all, the group had to flee the Indian police earlier this year after being accused of indecent exposure following a raucous gig in Chennai. Compared to the wrath of the Tamil authorities, the words of two foul-mouthed promoters probably don't seem like such a big deal.

The organizers' anger didn't end with the Black Lips, by the way. Hogan also pointed the finger at some seasoned indie rock legends, saying "Killing Joke and the Butthole Surfers will never play ATP again, and they can both suck my balls. And you can put that in print." Done.

ATP New York will take place from September 11 to 13. The event includes performances by Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective and the Flaming Lips. Just don't expect any surprise guest appearances by the Black Lips.