I know many of you have already seen the video of Billy Bob Thornton being a prick to a Canadian radio host this week. It is not just that he is an a-hole in the interview, but that he is a huge hypocrite at the same time. Billy Bob gets all ticked off at the host because the host mentioned Billy Bob's acting career when he apparently was only supposed to talk about music and how Billy Bob is a musician and not mention that it is a hobby, and blah blah blah.
Well at one point the host asks, “I'm happy to interview you guys as a band, but for the listeners I'm giving context to who you are. That's part of your trajectory isn't it?”
Billy Bob said, “Not really.”
Oh really? Then why are you having two movies coming out this year? Are you making money as a musician? Hell no. If you don't want to be considered an actor, that's fine. Go do your Joaquin Phoenix thing, and only do music. Quit acting. Focus entirely on music. But you know what? He won't do that. He loves making money, having sex with as many women as possible and being treated like a star. Does he honestly think any radio station would be at all interested in interviewing a band that had sold as few records as Billy's band? Hell no. The only reason he is getting any interviews is because he is Billy Bob the actor. If he wants to be judged only on his music, then fine. Call himself Frank and release that same music and lets see how many radio stations want to talk to him. What an ass. If you haven't seen the video, it is worth your time.