Thursday, February 18, 2010

Greetings from tropical Brisbane, Australia.
What a climate shock, we flew from snowy, winter-gripped Tokyo to humid and hot Australia. Winter to summer in 9 hours. My hair doesn't know how to act.
Basically all the bands on this festival are staying at the same hotel. I walked across the street to Starbucks, saw Davey and Adam eating with Dave Navarro from Jane's Addiction, and while drinking my coffee I ran into Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World.
The bands sort of took over this block.
Japan was great, seriously the best shows I think we've ever had there, so arigato gozaimasu for that.
Looking forward to these Aussie shows, last time we were here was fantastic and fabulous, let's do it like that again.


Now, as to the guitars, I said I would put them up but then a couple of people on here called into question my selling of them, implying that I was trying to make a buck off of AFI fans.

Let me just say: that's some unequivocal bullshit, pardon my francais. If there's one thing I've never done in this life, it's take advantage of the fans that are the reason I make music.

The reason I posted them on here is because if someone other than me is going to own one of my guitars, I want it to be someone who appreciates AFI music, who loves the music that those guitars were used to create, that would value them as something other than a Les Paul that you could buy down at Guitar Center.
I don't feel I need to explain myself, but I just did anyway.
Anyway, for those that were interested in them, I didn't want to leave you hanging. I don't need to sell those guitars, I can just as easily keep them, I still haven't decided if I'll sell or not. If I do, of course a suitable charity will be involved, that goes without saying.

And now, on to another unrelated note, I noticed that a leak of a new Blaqk Audio song is floating around, I believe it was recorded off the radio. Glad to see some new BA material got out there, albeit in poorly ripped form. Hope you like it. Bit of trivia, I wrote that piano part on the piano that was used to record "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue. I think all posts are better if I end them talking about the Crue.

107 comments:

Kera said...

Yeah, we recorded it off the radio... It's awesome, I've had it on repeat since we got it.
And fuck the people who said you're trying to make money off fans like that. That's fucked up.
Anyway, have fun in Australia! Sounds like it's awesome so far. <3

Amy said...

Oh please, if you really can stand to part with those beauties, please let your real fans have a chance at them and to hell with those nay-saying jerks.

And on a less hostile note, my husband and I were both wondering if you played the guitars during their respective recording sessions or during the tours? Or both?

Amy said...

P.S. If you do decide to sell your guitars, I also think you should autograph them.

I'd say I'd give my firstborn to own one, but I kinda like him. How 'bout my one of my nieces or nephews instead? Or one of my cousins maybe?

Anonymous said...

You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view

Jacks said...

Oh I think some people just got told by Jade Puget! Woops! Excellent, Jade!

I happened to love I'll Lit Ships, as I don't get California radio...I was very greatfull for the recording. Its sounds so different than CexCells. Each time you guys do something different, and each time I'm still surprised! It's nearly to the point where if you guys wanted to be unpredictable you have to make something "predictable". Ha-ha-ha.

lezah said...

Hello Jade, right now I'm in a little country town called Tamworth; approximately 6 hours south west of Brisbane. SEE YOU IN SYDNEY ON SUNDAY AND TUESDAY! You cannot imagine how excited I am. I'm skipping three days of school to see you. Driving to Sydney tomorrow, and on Sunday and Tuesday I'm carpooling some awesome DFers + their friend. We're environmentally friendly!

Good luck in selling your guitars if you do, I'm sure they'll end up in the hands of happy AFI fans if you do. Did I mention that those guitars are very pretty? They're very pretty.

Enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia. I am extremely lucky to be living in Australia at the moment. If I were still in Singapore, I'd be missing out, but thank you for giving me the opportunity to see you live for the first time on Sunday, and AGAIN on Tuesday! Please come back again for a headlining tour (and don't leave out Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane!) and PLEASE play in Singapore. Rise Against played in Singapore earlier this month and they enjoyed it. Unfortunately I'd already flown back to Aus after my 2 month visit back home BUT I saw them at Big Day Out and they were awesome. I also saw Green Day in Singapore in January. They couldn't believe that it took them 21 YEARS. Play there soon alright? There are 3 DFers in Singapore who would love to see AFI live.

Whoa that was lengthy. See you soon! <33333333333333333333333

pishpash said...

Yo Puget, you promised to come back down after the Shibuya show and didn't :(

I do hope you enjoyed the many exotic specimens of Kit-Kat though. Those were my friend Nao's idea. I'd wanted to make some vegan muffins but the lack of an oven/Easy Bake/fire pit makes that rather difficult.

Meg.nn said...

UGH! Where were you guys in Japan?! You should've come to Okinawa. :)
Well, hope your hair isn't having too many troubles...my hair flips out when a change like that happens too.

Anonymous said...

You cussed! For a second it felt like Black Sails again! I doubt your hair was gelled or that you were wearing black. Chess remains uninvolved, im sure. But whoever offended you was pathetic. Making a buck? REALLY. Thats stupid. Your right. Its bullshit. As an afi-d-j-h-a-fan, IM offended. So.. In other news. Jadeybear. Yeah. Thats your new badass nickname. It speaks manliness. -NATASHA BLOODSHED- am off to eat nummy salad. The brains made me sick.

snobgrass said...

"Unequivocal Bullshit" is dead fucking on! Anyone who implies that you are trying to make a buck of some AFI fan has NO respect for you and what you stand for. I was so pissed when I read those comments. You have no need to justify your actions to the less minded of this world. Have a good time and a great show “down under”. nequivocal Bullshit is dead-on!

Anonymous said...

I back you at 100% on your comment. Like you said, you trying to make a buck, this is bullshit!

mayumi said...

Thank you jade,
The show in Japan was wonderful!!!
arigato!

Anonymous said...

=[ People suck.
We never questioned your motives.

I hope the tour is going well.

Shy Girls Win said...

It's nice of you to post on my mom's birthday :-D

I totally believe you; you of course want to sell those guitars for you own purposes and not for any other bullshit reasons.

My opinion; don't sell the guitars. You can do whatever you want, but I'm just saying don't sell the guitars. Maybe you should put up a poll on whether or not you don't want to sell them. But only if you're really having a difficult time deciding.

CorrosiveDreams said...

Honestly, there will always be someone who is going to criticize everything any of you AFI boys do no matter how good your intentions are. Just ignore them, because the thought of you selling the guitars for insane profit for yourself didn't even cross my mind until you mentioned it.

That's funny you should mention the bands taking over that whole block in Brisbane. An Aussie DFer I know just told me he met You, Davey, Adam, Tom Linton, Zach Lind and the guys from Anvil. I guess he works at a mall somewhere around there? Needless to say, I wish I was in Australia instead of snow-drowned Colorado right now.

I adore Ill Lit Ships, by the way. I can't wait to hear more from Blaqk Audio! <3

Anonymous said...

kawaii~~

Coldest Day In July said...

I could comment to all hell here, but I'll keep it short and sweet.

Shows : Good luck & have fun!! <33

Hair : Redken's Clear Moisture shampoo & conditioner (<take it from a hairstylist, this is your go-to for all weather conditions! Obviously, I could judge better if I could see/feel your hair but alas, not so.)

Guitars : Word.

New BA : Beautiful! Can't wait for the album!

Crue = WIN.

Roryroboto said...

Jade, I would treasure your guitar until my last breath! I hope you do decide to sell them as I am really interested in your Decemberunderground Les Paul. That guitar holds great significance to me. I have been thinking about that guitar ever since I read your initial post. However, if you do decide to keep them I would understand.

Good luck in Australia!

folkedforlife said...

You don't have to explain. We know. <3

leaden.skies said...

We all know you'd never rip us off. If someone doesn't, they clearly don't get it..

Have a wonderful weekend, Jade!

<3
Jenn.

bottom of the bay said...

nice.

Christy Crawley said...

What the fuck man. What. The. Fuck. Why would people complain about you selling those guitars? I even saw some complaints about it on the DF boards. (Don't go on there, Jade. People are making arguements out of EVERYTHING.)

Anywho, I want both. XD I'm currently making my room black and white, with some gold things here and there. (One side is DECEMBERUNDERGOUND, and one side is Crash Love!) I'm even making GIANT wall sized posters out of the album covers. But I had to do it illegally. Copyright laws are a bitch. Sorry, I know that makes you angry that I stole your album covers. Haha
But those guitars would look very nice in there. Sadly I have no money. That room has cost a couple thousand dollars. O.O

Glad to hear Japan went well! I was supposed to go, but stuff happened, you know how that is.

Nihongo-ga wakarimasu-ka? Kimi-wa SUGOI desu, Jade-kun!

Ayda :) said...

Woo! Go Jade :) I knew that you would never do such thing with those guitars. You are great person and I knew that you appreciated your fans :D
Blaqk Audio..Blaqk Audio.AAAHH. I LOVE THE SONG. I can't wait for the whole Record! Its going to be amazing!
Have fun in Australia!

havokisthecure said...

...I am upset at these ppl... THAT´S WHY sometimes our favorite artists became unreachable, cause ppl start talking shit without knowing anything and they have to protect themselves somehow.

I think it is MORE than amazing for Jade to publish things in this blog for us,and keep us informed, and I think selling ur guittars, dear Jade,is one of the cutest and AWSESOME gestures ever.Like you said, it is NOT about money AT ALL.THANK U SO MUCH JADE.

And don´t pay attention to poeple like that.

Constant Chaos said...

Wow. Some people. Because you are so obviously desperate for a couple hundred bucks off some guitars. Really people. Maybe you should think before you open your face.

Rebecca said...

It's terrible that anyone would accuse you of trying to take advantage of fans. Anyone who's familliar with AFI and how great you guys all are to fans should know better, and anyone who isn't has no business making any accusations to begin with.

That aside, the piano for Ill Lit Ships is beautiful - I'm very much looking forward to Bright Black Heaven. Thanks for the fun trivia fact too!

MAV-tastic said...

people should really mind their own business. i am sorry your actions were questoned...you didn't need to explain. you're awesome to your fans..plain and simple. i LOVED the new BA song...can't wait to here it the way it was meant to be heard. keep safe.

Shannon said...

I think that the people who launched those accusations against you are in the vast minority. Ninety nine percent of AFI fans and people who look up to you trust you not to take advantage of them. I mean, it's not like you have set a precedent for doing so! I think it's a good idea to sell them for charity, though. Whoever gets them, if you do sell them, will be absolutely thrilled to own the guitars that contributed so heavily to their favorite albums, and it makes it even better that the money would go somewhere worthwhile.

The other one percent? Some people simply aren't happy unless they have something to complain about.

Ill Lit Ships is great. I hope you like Australia, and I hope even more that you come back to the northeastern USA! Cheers!

Shelly Marie said...

Jade those guitars are amazing. And I know you'd never make money off your fans.

Id so buy one for me, if i knew how to play. Unfortunantly I only sing...and I would wish to buy it for my friend.

<3 Shelly

Porcupine! said...

Jade, I'm so sorry that some of the people are complaining that your trying to make a buck off the fans. I think its amazing that you might sell the actual guitars you used to record, and if you do sell them, the fans who get them are incredibly, incredibly lucky, and I hope they value them with their life, because I know I would.

Ill Lit Ships is amazing, as is the sandwich I am eating at the moment. :D

I love you Jade, say hi to the boys for me!! <3 ♥

Daniel said...

Garrrrrr I was disturbed by those comments last week from a few morons thinking you were trying to fleece fans for more money. AFI has never done anything with greed as the motivation. I consider it a phenomenal opportunity and very courteous of you to offer up your guitars to fans for sale. I completely agree - why not put the guitar in the hands of someone who loves the music they were used to create. Fuck charity, keep the money for yourself - you deserve it.

books_and_coffee101 said...

My sinuses would flip if i went from summer to winter that fast. Well, in TN the weather just did that in the past couple of days, a snowstorm one day to clear sunny skies to another... We haven't had a full week of school since December!!!!

Jonathan said...

You tell 'em Jade! As for the new BA song, awesome.

Lisa said...

Hey! I'm in Oziie too! In Melbourne though but still! I'm so sad that I can't come to your show :'( Know that... I LOVE YOU AFI ;D

Hannnah said...

Ah, summer time, (: Ah, AFI, Ah, Black Audio. <3 I wanna see how much someone pays for the guitars, I'll bid, (:

Anonymous said...

Jade, did you have piano lessons as a youngster or did you just kind of pick it up? I wish it was question and answer time.
Oh well, have to say, I love the Silver and Cold intro. Learned it, forgot it and learned it again a few times.

Crimson Butterfly said...

thats good that you had fun in japan,thats good that you haven't sold your guitars yet,if i had money then i would buy them and appreciate the beautiful sound that it makes ^-^ but beens i have an issue with things trying to kill me i don't think that i would buy your guitar if i had money because my mom's boyfriend's guitar tried to kill me along with my violin and my amp o.o(yes this actually happend don't ask me how it did)but yeah i love the fact that you said thank you very much in japanese but i thought it was domo arigato?oh well i guess my dictionaries are wrong,i'm trying to learn japanese from anime in japanese without the subtlitles(the ones that i at least seen alot of times),japanese music,and the dictionaries that i have.well i gots to go bai-bai(bye-bye)^-^

Crimson Butterfly said...

thats good that you had fun in japan,thats good that you haven't sold your guitars yet,if i had money then i would buy them and appreciate the beautiful sound that it makes ^-^ but beens i have an issue with things trying to kill me i don't think that i would buy your guitar if i had money because my mom's boyfriend's guitar tried to kill me along with my violin and my amp o.o(yes this actually happend don't ask me how it did)but yeah i love the fact that you said thank you very much in japanese but i thought it was domo arigato?oh well i guess my dictionaries are wrong,i'm trying to learn japanese from anime in japanese without the subtlitles(the ones that i at least seen alot of times),japanese music,and the dictionaries that i have.well i gots to go bai-bai(bye-bye)^-^

Chexo Ramírez said...

I'm pretty damn excited that we have signs of life from Bright Black Heaven. I have chosen against spoiling myself the song before I actually get the album, though.

blackviolet said...

People are dumb and like to cause drama. It doesn't matter how awesome you guys are to fans, someone will always talk shit on SOMETHING. Lame.

Emme said...

You wanna know weather. I went home for the holidays. From snow to heat the humidity was high and i was constantly taking showers and lets not talk about my har - My hair completly frizzed up and I completly lost control of it. It was one hella ass crazy look.

AFI shows are the shit, when you guys perform- you guys PER-FORM My sister is offically a fan now -NO SURPRISE! she is still buzzing from the show. got a thing for Hunter (thank god because i told her she can love any of the bandmebers but you, errrr a bit psycho possesive ahaha)

The first time I saw your blog about you thinking about selling your guitars - i thought sweet and i began my plan of action if and when i saw that "ebay link" I never once thought you were looking to get something from us, the fans. the persons who contacted you have an interesting way to even think that. Hey maybe, now just maybe they want it for themselves (raise brow and key in da da dum)

Waiting truthfully for Blaqk Audio 2nd

Anna said...

あなたの日本語はおめでっとうですよ。(as in, woo hoo on the japanese, jade!) :D i get to see you at sydney soundwave TOMORROW!! first time i'll ever have seen afi live... ah, i won't be able to sleep at all tonight! you'll probably see me screaming my head off - like the other million people turning up :P

Amaranth said...

I really want one of those guitars...I don't have any money though...I might be able to afford the carpet (you sure you're not gonna put it up for sale? haha)

Jamekae said...

I can't believe those people said that! How horrible. Perhaps you should do an online raffle type thing with them, at something like twenty dollars a ticket. That'd lowers the "taking advantage of the fan" theory to a degree as it's a fixed and reasonable price. Not to mention it means a lot more people could have the chance at winning a piece of guitar history. That goldtop looks sublime.

Hope Australia treats you well! I'm so eager to see you in nine days! Remember our great plan of playing Fainting Spells in Perth? The acoustic guitar, hardcore chorus and danceable bridge = every kid at Blue Steel oval abandoning every other act to see your transcendent skills. I guess since it's a festival show you couldn't really just throw in another song due to time restraints, and I don't really wish to mess with the era balance you have at the moment (unless it's more AoD, that album is one of the best albums I've ever heard transitioned live.) so I'd say take a DU song. I can't further advise you as I'm unsure as to which DU songs are played at festivals off the top of my head.

Have fun in Australia, mate.

Cassii Mitchell said...

Okay, quick runoff of everything flying through my head righ now:

1)YOU RAN INTO TAKING BACK SUNDAY IN AUSTRALIA?!?! DUDE, I HATE YOU!!!!!!! No, I don't really hate you, I'm just jealous. What I would give...

2)Okay, alright, we understand that you're not trying to take advantage of us by selling your guitars. Try not to freak out! How many of us do you even know? Maybe your first assumption would be not taking adavntage, but there are plenty of people with different opinions.
Et oui, tu n'as pas excellent a francais. J'ai parle au francais aussi, je suis horrible.
( I had to use my French book to write that).
(ps what the hell does unequivocal even mean?!?!?)

3)Sorry for bitching up there. It's my Lenten promise not to do that.

Anyways, hoping you're having a swell time in Australia. Au revoir.

CaughtBetween said...

D: Feel bad for you having to go through sudden weather change. : / I can't take that. I prefer nice humidified rooms all at the same temperature. :) But my hair just doesn't know how to act anyways. D:

helen099 said...

thanks, jade, for that lil peek into your life n stuff.

i hate to sound like a suck-up, but i know you have a good heart and the best intentions.

i heard the BA song. you know how these things go; they float around and you hear them. it made me so anxious to see the boys of Blaqk Audio when you come to town.

♥♥

Anonymous said...

"Jade, what are you doing?" Davey asked, walking passed with a book in hand. "Im looking at my blog," Jade said quitely , raising an eyebrow. "I...um, I think a fan just posted fanfiction as a comment." "really? Thats.. Quite odd," Jade agreed, nodding. The fans were an odd bunch, but they were awesome.

Anonymous said...

How did the BA song get on the radio?

kirstie said...

Wow. That was the longest post you had in a while.

You didn't have to explain yourself. I read some of those comments too and was like "Woah...douche move." Anyways, they're just jerks. None of your real fans think you're trying to take advantage of us. That's just a ridiculous idea.

That's cool that you got to go to Japan again. I still need to go! rawr. And a bunch of bands in one hotel in Australia sounds fun haha.

Have a good time!

MillieDarko said...

For my music project I have to do an instrumentation and I am doing Love Like Winter. Making it a wind quintet :) Just thought I'd tell you because I found it very exciting, and also I'd like to apologise in advance if I screw up monumentally.
xD

allysonXwonderland said...

Jade, you're pretty much the reason I play guitar and to own one your guitars...o my goodness. Not to mention that the DU one is my dream guitar. Whoever said you're trying to profit off fans is an idiot. I doubt I'll be able to afford one, but I think it's an awesome idea to give fans a chance to own such an awesome piece of AFI. Hope you have fun with the new guitar(s) your going to replace those with (if you decide to sell them of course).

Ale said...

The son of blaqk audio y beautiful, really beautiful, I wait for AFI here in Mexico. I love AFI

Ashley said...

I'm glad you said something about the guitar situation because I totally understand where you're coming from. I don't think its wrong in anyway. When i read some of the comments I was thinking...how is this wrong when those guitars have the greatest value to AFI fans? These guitars should go to people who truly appreciate them beyond the fact that they are just nice guitars. Anyone who loves and appreciates a band's music should understand this.
To a die hard lets say..motley crue fan ha..a guitar that played/created their music would mean so much more to that fan than it would to a random person. It's only right that the person who would cherish it the most should have insight on its going up for sale.
If I were you I wouldn't let the negative comments change my mind...the majority of us on here don't think your wrong for posting it.
This is only my opinion, but i think you should do whatever you want to do. But I definitely don't think you were in anyway trying to take advantage of AFI fans...if anything, you did us a favor. I know many are extremely thankful, because they now might have a chance to own a guitar that has such great significance to them.

Christina said...

well sir youre awesome and im you told those people that said you were trying to maake money off fans! Well done and i heard the blaqk audio song amazing! cant wait for the full cd. have fun down under

Obsolete said...

tell that ho jade!

whoever it was.

if i was in australia it'd be epic to see all you guys!!

also i think it would a serious bidding war for your guitars. count me in! zero bids to start off!!!

have fun with your early summer while we deserve a bitter cold winter here in cali.

ha your hair is frizzed!!

Gabriele Teale-James said...

Find some awesome animal charity for the guitar money (if you sell them that is!!)

I like your reasoning behind putting the guitars up on eBay. It's hardly exploitative- I think it includes us more in the music!

Hope you're having a super cool time in Brisbane.

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

Anonymous said...

Long-winded much. And I thought I was talkative.
I'm pretty sure every person who called you a d*ck is kicking themselves in the head right now. Because they've just been told off on the Internet. If I were you, I'd just ignore them. Just roll your eyes and say in an overly sarcastic voice "Yeah, because I'm REALLY that much of a BASTARD that I would TRY to take advantage of my fans like that, SURE." It works every time.
I haven't heard the Blaqk Audio song, and I didn't see Beautiful Thieves when it premiered, it's probabaly because I live in a 'foreign country' (Canada... MTV's a loser).
If you tour for Bright Black Heaven, would you mind playing at the JLC? It's in London (Ontario). Or if that doesn't work there's always Centennial Hall. I performed there once. With my school, yes, but still. The acoustics are close to horrible.

Ayla said...

A rip is a rip and if it's coming off the radio, of course the sound quality is going to be poor. BUT, it's better than not having a rip at all. And good on Live 105 for playing the song. (FUCK I miss that station!)

All that said, hopefully a high quality download will be released for us soon? I'm not always up on BA, took me a long ass time to get into it, but "Ill Lit Ships" is a damn good song.

Stallion Duck said...

Hey,Jade?I wanted you to know that those shitheads don't know what they think from what is fact.It is bullshit.No true AFI fan would ever think that you'd try to make a buck off any one of us.We know that you do love us,we know that you all love us,as Davey has stated numerous times.I know that whoever may get those guitars will value them very much.I know I would,and I know that so many others would.Just as I'd value one of Adam's drumsticks,oh Lord,and a Hunter bass or Davey's microphone,because they were used to make beautiful music,which is life-changing and inspirational.Instead of selling,why not have a contest?And include the UK...my friend Kayleigh would honour those guitars.

Noise Electric said...

No worries, mate. Your real fans know what's up.

Too many soddin' divvies out there like to think they're soooo coooool by acting cynical and talking crap about musicians selling out. Try not to let it get to you. It's rubbish.

As for the new BA single, I'll wait for the official release, thanx.

Have fun in Oz!

Lissa[DF] said...

Jade, I'm very sorry that some people have to be so rude. You and the rest of AFI have always given the best to your fans. I think it's awesome that you're letting the fans know you want to sell something. It's better than giving it to a stranger that has no clue who or what AFI even is. Keeping being your best!! I can't wait to see you in NC!!

Kevin Runyon said...

We know you love us Jade and would never do that. I am so pumped for the new BA album, that song is so good, I love what you and davey are doing with the electronic music it makes my days. your a genius jade, I love you. Your the main reason I ever picked up a guitar, you inspire me to do so many things, Seattle show was amazing by the way, Please come play Seattle for bright black heaven, that would make my year.

Much Undying Love
~Kevin~

TJmusic24 said...

that is kind of bullshit...i dont see why anyone would say that...thats not the way i perceive you at all and as for the guitars i would love a shot for one as i said in another post im trying to save up for recording equiptment though=/...and i hope you liked that cd i gave you back in nov even though it was one song with no vocals haha...but cant wait to see you guys again next month and the new BA songs!

C'est Moi. said...

Wow, that's so weird someone would say something like that. Maybe they were hoping that this whole selling the guitars thing was just an elaborate charade and that you were actually holding some secret, sadomasochistic contest in which you'd just give the guitars away to whoever made the shittiest, most insulting comment on your blog? It could happen.

Ill Lit Ships is beautiful/heartbreaking. Well done.

Btw, to Anonymous who posted this:

"Jade, what are you doing?" Davey asked, walking passed with a book in hand. "Im looking at my blog," Jade said quitely , raising an eyebrow. "I...um, I think a fan just posted fanfiction as a comment." "really? Thats.. Quite odd," Jade agreed, nodding. The fans were an odd bunch, but they were awesome.

I laughed.

lisa said...

you are awesome.

Jeremy said...

Forget those stupid idiot's saying all that nonsense. You should totally take those guitars and pour out some masterful solo's right in their face. Everyone knows a great musician such as yourself would never try to make "A buck" off his/her fans.

Kitsune said...

I can't believe people had the nerve to say shit about you selling your guitars to the fans trying to make a buck. Like you would even NEED to. Hella ridiculous and unfounded, they're just pissed cuz they probably think they don't have the money for it. Idiots. I am personally touched that you would even considering putting those guitars up for sale and I am sure it will make some fans VERY happy to own them, though it wont be myself...as I am still recovering from my own trip to Japan...

Sorry to hear about the leak of a Blaqk Audio song. I refuse to listen to anything until things are official. I saw you guys at the first performace in SF <3 Hope you do a tour again for the new album when it comes out ^^

Drew said...

Ill Lit Ships is an amazing song Jade. I can't wait for Bright Black Heaven :D. I really hope we get to hear more soon.

Anonymous said...

don't let them get to you, some people will never understand that if you love something you want it to go to a good home. The comments reflect more on their attitudes than anything else. The truth is the truth, perspective is flawed, you have no need to explain to idiots-they can't grasp the concept if you do. Trust in your real fans.
enjoy your tour let them rot in their own misery because you can be sure that minds like that create their own misery.
enjoy your tour, amazed you can remember who you are let alone where you are, outrunning jet lag is an epic feat

Danielle said...

Jade I have to say you and the rest of AFI officially made soundwave Brisbane amazing. I was slightly disappointed that hardly anyone in the crowd cheered when you played Love is a many splendored thing however, I wish more people knew the old songs. Oh and is Smith still tour-managing? I think I saw him setting up equipment while Placebo was on.

P.S. No one who truly believes in you would think you are trying to take advantage of your fans. And express apologies for the Australian summer heat, it's like that all the time here. Your guitar-playing was fantastic also.
Enjoy the rest of your touring!

Ayla said...

Oh yeah, in regards to the assholes sayin' you're tryin' to make a buck off of us (as if you need it). I say, direct them to the recent eBay auctions that Reznor's been having (which I believe have been for charity?) and let them try to say the same thing to him. You know he'd reach through the monitor and knock 'em out, Ali style. But the fact is that you're not the only musician aiming to find a way to give back to the fanbase, so really, those jackasses can suck it.

They're just pissed they can't buy your gear (That may or may not sound right....<.<), and are acting like little bitches. Srsly, ppl, if you can't afford something, don't complain. Just move on.

Anonymous said...

I really do appreciate everything about your Mr. Puget.

Kylie said...

We all know that you, Jade Puget, of AFI, would never fucking ever take advantage of us AFI fans!

Ok now for the good stuff. I <3 the new BA song to death but I've only gotten to hear it a few times due to lack of computer since Thursday (hints the reason my comment is 3 days late) but still love it! Can't wait for the album!


-Kylie^_^

P.S. Can I please trade you brothers? I can't stand mine anymore... please? pretty please?

Izzy said...

Jade, just don't even bother with those people.

Ironically, I've been looking for a used Les Paul Studio for quite a while... it would be my first Les Paul. :D I had to save money for... seriously, years and years. And miraculously, at this time, I have enough. It's hard being sorta poor in the recession. Especially when you have to buy all your instruments, yet apparently have "amazing musical talent." I hope things will work out.

Oh and by the way, Jade, even though I don't know you personally, I have to say that you're an unbelievably awesome person. I know you hear that extremely often, but it's true. See you in NC! Less than three weeks...

Cassii Mitchell said...

By the way, watching Stiff Kittens in Montreal on Youtube with my friend Kyle, and I told him you were doing the backup, and he said "BUT I THOUGHT HE WAS TONEDEAF!?!?!?!" I beat the shit out of him. Your welcome.

Brian said...

I hope you do sell the guitars and I also hope you don't autograph them. If I bought one it would be hard to own a Gibson I couldn't play for fear of messing it up.

Long live the Crue.

Limbo McLaurin said...

New Blaqk Audio stuff?!
I feel behind in the worse sense of the word.

Melissa said...

Are you serious that people on here would actually say you were trying to make a buck off us AFI fans. WOW....that is the lowest form of the English lanuage that someone could use while talking about Jade E. Puget. You are the most generous, giving, sweetest, lovable, most unselfish and beautiful person EVER, who would never use AFI or us fans to benefit or gain anything!!!! WOW, who ever said those horrible things were probably not even a fan of AFI so who really gives a crap about them. WE know YOU Jade and we know that you care about us fans just as much as we care about you. I am so insulted right now, it isn't even funny.

I love you so much Jade and I appreciate all that YOU and the rest of the guys in AFI do for us fans. I have never met any other single band that makes me feel as special as YOU and Davey, Hunter and Adam do. That's why WE FANS LOVE YOU so MUCH, because you are so down to earth and level-headed and you treat us so good and YOU definitely play some Killer, DAMN GOOD MUSIC!!!! I would definitely put my bid on your beautiful guitars anyday and even if you were going to keep the money big deal, it's none of my bussiness what you DO with YOUR money. I know what kind of a true person YOU are Jade and I know that you would definitely do some kind of charity. But that's make no difference to me.

Man, I am now hurt by what these people have said. But you know what, I am not going to worry about it becasue you have ME and about another 1,000,000 fans who will back you up and stand up for you any day.

WE LOVE YOU JADE!!!! Keep right on doing what you are doing and don't ever change. There has always got to be one BAD apple that has to spoil the bunch. That is what I have had to learn over the years.

I love you,
♥Melissa =)
One of JADE'S & AFI's many, many die hard fans for LIFE!!!!

PS: I am going to Tokyo, Japan in August 2010 with my 11 year old daughter for her drill team competiton and I wanted to know where are the good places to eat. I love Japanese food so much. I want to have like an Anthony Bourdain kinda experiene with a touch of Jade's favorite Japanese restaraunts. Thank you so much. Love ya.

Rachii said...

I got incredibly excited when I saw 'new Blaqk Audio' and 'Motley Crue' in the same paragraph there. Thanks Jade x

Anonymous said...

I am pro guitar sale. I'm extra jealous of the nice weather you are experiencing, I'm stuck in the icy Tundra of Southern Ontario. Come on back to Canada when the weather gets nice.

Jenna Em said...

It seems redundant for me to say this, but people accusing you of taking advantage of the fans is total bullsh*t. That being said, do you think Hunter would ever sell one of his basses? I can't play guitar, but I can play bass guitar and that would be amazing. Well, more then amazing, I think I'd have a heart attack in my excitement hahahaha

Oh and I did hear the BA leak, so excited for the new album! BA really got me into industrial music, I love it :-D

Anyway, come back to NY/NJ please! And have fun in Australia!

gabbie said...

on the part of you selling your guitars; exactly. i know you wouldn't sell them to just use us! i would buy them if i had the money. because, i really love your music and i think it would be cool to have the guitars you used to make the music that i love so much. i love you jade! :D

DanceintheDark said...

Accusations of that kind will continue to arise the more attention you give to them, however, addressing it as you did warms the hearts of many.
As long as you keep true to yourself, the more you will inspire us all. (The ones who take the time and effort to comment.)

Anna Ladzinski said...

Ahh, coming home from a 5 night stay at the hospital and seeing a long blog post from you just makes my day! :D

Anonymous said...

What idiots said such absurd thing!!! Anyone who knows AFI know that Jade is all about the art, otherwise they would act like Fall Out Boy...

Anonymous said...

I would love to buy a guitar from you. However I know nothing about guitars so, I wouldn't get one. I can't even tune my own violin. :(

aileb said...

Whoa, my eyes got all loopy with the snow and now I can't account for the past ten minutes. It seriously freaked me out!

I've managed to snap out of my adhd moment to tell you that the piano is so, so very good! I can't wait ...but I'm not putting pressure on you to speed up the process cause that's just not cool.

Rachel said...

Thank You for the absolutely amazing show in Brisbane on Saturday. I think you guys just made my year, I wish you did the signing though :( Oh well, I'm definitely coming to see you next time.
Thanks again :)

Charlyn said...

Re the "making a buck" thing: that never, EVER even crossed my mind and no doubt many other people feel the same way. No explanation necessary.

ps: hope your hair has gotten over the shock and is enjoying the Aussie summer. I mean, who's hair WOULDN'T enjoy summer in Austrailia :D

Sam said...

Who the hell cares what anyone else thinks! I'm kind of pissed that you even posted what you did. You don't need to justify your actions to anyone but yourself and I'm positive that you're not doing anything wrong! Forget the haters! They are not worth the time!

As a fan, I am so appreciative of all you do and cannot fathom any ill thoughts toward you. Use any obstacle as a stepping stone. Any barrier is just another attempt to take you off your path. Keep the goal in your sights and everything is fine.

daveysgirl said...

Hey Jade,

You'r REAL fans know that you would never do such a thing. Whoever wrote such a comment is just looking for attention. FUCK 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love to buy one of your beauties as long as it's autographed. ; )Love ya Jade!!

datooch7 said...

Dude, that's so lame somebody would say that. I think that, if anything; that is the coolest thing an established musician can do. As a hobby guitarist I know how hard it would be for me to sell any of my guitars. I have a bond with them, and I can only imagine that would be even stronger if I was making a living off writing records with them. They'd hold even more sentimental value, after writing great songs with them. The fans who said that obviously are not fans and are only here to make bones. Tell them to go kick rocks. What happened to the Tab you were going to make? I wish you would do one for Dancing Through Sunday. I would love to be able to rip that solo. It'd be cool if you did one off the new album, too. End Transmission. Thanks Jade. Ciao.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why everyone got so bent out of shape over two comments made. I mean, come on, there are a lot of crazy ass AFI fans who would pay 2 million dollars, or any price he asked, for those guitars just because they belong to Jade and would probably put their own mamas out on the corner to pay for it. Why the hell not capitalize off of foolish people? Who better than the people who worship you to make you that much more richer than you actually are? Come on people, this is America and that's how shit rolls. Don't get mad because someone called him out on it.

Still, I don't think Jade intended to rip off his fans like that but after he felt the need to explain this I'm not so sure now. Why should it matter so much? Fuck what people think, for real. He can sell those guitars and buy crack with it and fuck if it's anyone's buisness but his own.

Whatever, I felt like ranting. Jade, I hope you do sell them and make some sorry motherfucker pay out the ass for them.

Oh, and the brown carpet makes me wanna blow chunks... just so you know.

ObsceneRadish said...

Punch those lily-livered nay-sayers in the gullet.

Also, I'm terrified of Australia, with all their venomous, ferocious, wildlife. Snakes on land, in the water, and in trees. You are a brave man in my opinion.

Nanako ★ said...

Hi Jade!!
Thx a lot for comin' Japan !!
I had really really really good time!!!!
and Im glad taht u said 'the best show we ever had in Japan'.
Yeah I was sooo awesome.
I started to play the guitar when I listened to AFI, so You are my goal though I can't reach ur feet.
But at this time (I saw AFI show in Japan) I feel like i really want to make effort to improve my guitar skill!! U are the only one who can drive me. so Please keep making awesome songs! We are waiting for u everytime. Again, Thx a lot! I'll keep suport u guys.

NepNep said...

Someone once told me true success isn't about how much money you make, it's what makes you happy, doing whatever fulfills you. Also, in the great words of Cher (I'm addicted to quote-ahol) "Fuck 'em." Whatever any of us have, peace of mind and a light heart can't be bought. *takes a bow*

JADESJOY said...

Jade, you are one of the most sincere guys out there. Simply ignore the mentality of morons who show their ignorance. You know what they say, 'No good deed goes unpunished' lol* I admire, appreciate and adore the fact that you even take the time to write a blog for us fans. Take care of that weather-shocked hair!X

Mary K. said...

HA, JADEPUGOWNED!

Melissa said...

Hi Jade,

I just heard "Ill Lit Ships" and I thought it was soooo good. What a beautiful song!! I love the piano on it. That is so cool that you recorded those part on the same piano as MC. Very cool Jade!!!! Hope you are staying cool in Australia and having a great time and getting plenty of rest and relaxation during shows. I love you Jade.

♥♥♥Melissa♥♥♥
Your #1 fan from Long Beach, CA

Charlie. said...

Fuckin' hell, people can be just down right disrespectful. So not on dude. So many of us on here appreciate that you do things like that just for us, just ignore the shitheads. Pardon my terrible use of the english language.

Dude, how fucked up has the Australian weather been? I'm from Melbourne and even I think it's intense. Jumping from Brissy to Sydney to Melbourne has made my head hurt haha but all the shows have been worth it. So bummed about the "headlining" show in Melbourne btw, performance was flawless as usual though, made me very happy. Would've loved to have had a chat after the show, sorry I kinda shouted at you to get your attention. I was the one with the Clandestine that kinda froze up when I got over to you ha, quite lame of me, apologies. Just wanted to thank you for doing what you do with your life coz mine wouldn't be the same if you didn't. Sad that Soundwave in Melbourne is the last time I'll see you guys in who knows how long :( Thanks for coming back to Australia, come back soon for a CL tour? This time I'll make it to all the shows, not just the East Coast.

Catchya tomorrow Jade, hope the tour has been as great for you as it has for me. See you soon.
Much love and respect.
xox
PS Days Of The Phoenix. The Interview. Veronica. On The Arrow. Thank you <3

Kinsey said...

I think I'd become a hobo in dowtown Atlanta if it meant I had one of those guitars, and that's pretty serious stuff. AFI music changed my life, and I'm not sure I'd be who I am today... or here at all... if it wasn't for you guys, so thank you!

Matt [DF] said...

Oh whatever. Anyone who thought you would do that Jade is obviosly retarded. My point being there is no reason you would do such a thing in the first place. You love your fans and we love you. Point blank. I would charish such a guitar since it created so many wonderful albums that i adore till death. That would be a major dream to own one of these guitars. I would want it. Who ever would say such a thing about you is obviously dumb.

Autumn said...

tell us when ur going to maybe sell! i will be first in line!:D

CAIT said...

Posts are better when Motley Crue are included at the end! I'm off to google/youtube BA leak this :D
Can't wait to get my hands on a hard copy of the album!!
x

Anonymous said...

If you sell the white one, I'd hope you would take payments haha. I want a Gibson LP, but one that was used to record anything of AFIs would make it the greatest ever haha. It must be nice being able to just have a bazillion of them though. Maybe one day I'll be super rich or in a band that requires me to get em.