Keith Morris responds to Greg Ginn vs. Flag lawsuit

In a recent interview with the Phoenix News Times, the illustrious Keith Morris shared his throughts regarding this whole Greg Ginn vs. Flag (and Henry Rollins) lawsuit that has been stirring up quite a bit of controversy in the punk scene as of late. Here’s what he had to say:

I’m in a new situation because I’ve never been sued. Basically, the bottom line is we’re doing what we feel is right, and I can’t really get into details. I’m being bombarded on Facebook, and right now I can’t respond because it’s just now getting started. I was served yesterday [Wednesday], this thing that looks like it wants to be maybe two and a half movie scripts. A script normally is about 120 pages. I’m not legal savvy, so I’m just kind of holding it in my hands. I’m not really reading all of it, but we’re just going about our business.

We’ve done nothing wrong. Every step of the way, we’ve all talked to each other–“we’re going to do this,” or “we’re not going to do that”–we know what he is capable of doing and we’re not scared, we’re not shaking in our shoes, we’re not going to be bullied. We’ll just proceed forward. We live our lives, and whatever the outcome is, we’re good guys, we’ve done nothing wrong, so we don’t really have to worry about anything.

And, when asked if he thought the lawsuit would impact Flag’s ability to play live shows, he replied:

We are going to continue forward. We’re going to continue forward until somebody that we deal with on a day to day basis tells us we can’t do it.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on this whole situation come to light. In case you didn’t know, Black Flag officially broke up back in 1986.  Since then, two reincarnations of the band – one known as Black Flag (featuring Ginn, Ron Reyes and a bunch of other guys who weren’t originally in the band) and the other known as Flag (featuring Morris, Bill Stevenson, Dez Cadena, and Stephen Egerton) – have formed, obviously leading to this lawsuit.


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