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New Glee star Darren Criss recently opened up about his feelings toward bands like Gorillaz and Kings of Leon, who have publicly refused to allow their music to appear on the smash series, and he claims to be bewildered as to why it would be such an issue to them!

He explains:

"I'm a musician and I understand that; I don't think it's a bad thing. I just don't see why they feel the need to make it public. It seems as if [being part of the show] could be a negative thing, the connotation is that they're somehow cooler than 'Glee.' I think that's their choice, and there doesn't need to be any kind of malice created from it. They've got the music, they've got nothing to prove. They're great bands."

Hmm…he makes some very valid arguments, but…

We understand he's excited to be a part of such a popular series, but maybe it's time to talking to the press!

You're speaking out more than the full-time cast members, bb! Don't over-do it!

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40 comments to “Time To Stop Talking!”



  1. 1

    Saying you don't want your songs to be on Glee, is just saying you don't want to be mainstream. But saying that, when Glee didn't even ask, it's just pathetic.



  2. 2

    You shut your mouth Perez! You shut your god damn mouth! Darren Criss can say whatever he wants…you know why….because Darren Criss is amazing. Darren Criss can talk about the whole wide world and you shut your mouth!

    lol seriously it's not really that big of deal ESPECIALLY because he makes good points.



  3. 3

    Shut up Perez.



  4. 4

    Honestly, Perez, he's been in exactly ONE episode of Glee stop ogling him like a fool. How you ever gonna get a man when you so easily sold on one for next to nothin?



  5. 5

    the show is just to much for some of us….i little lite in the loafers



  6. 6


  7. 7

    oh perez leave him alone…he can talk as much as he wants…he's not saying anything negative he's just excited and besides it's called publicity how else is he going to get his name out there if he stays quite!! I didn't know who he was because i don't watch glee but now I do because of all the publicity he is getting off the show…i even googled him just to see who he was…so leave him alone and let him be known!!



  8. 8

    If you actually took the time to look up some of Darren's past interviews rather then just make shit up about him opening his mouth, you can tell he's a rambler. He talks so much in general that it doesn't surprise me he's talking to the press as well. Get your shit together, Perez; this is norm for Darren.



  9. 9

    He's right, they're soooo "cool" that they feel the need to tell the whole world that they don't want to be on Glee. So lame.



  10. 10

    Re: PissedAtHomoSapiens

    Agreed. Plus, Kings of Leon is one of the most dull mainstream "rock" bands I've ever heard. I would love the Glee "kids" to cover The Ramones, The Plasmatics, or The Sex Pistols. :)



  11. 11

    Re: truth in life

    I'm gay so I don't have a problem with the gay stuff. What I do have a problem with are all the guest stars and tribute episodes. I've lost interest. The producer is going to fuck his show up just like he did "Popular" years ago.



  12. 12

    Aww, he's just enjoying his time in the spotlight, Perez. No biggie. Besides, he was most likely asked about it.



  13. 13

    Jesus christ Perez, get a proofreader or something.



  14. 14

    I don't blame King of Leon or any other artist that doesn't want "Glee" to be singing their songs…it's called being an artist..they want to protect their music and not have everyone singing their music…young people just don't understand what it is to protect what you've worked for all your life…



  15. 15

    They made it public because they were asked about it in interviews. They didn't just volunteer the information, they had to respond to the question that says would you like your music to be used in a show like Glee. If they didn't answer, they would be called snubs and assholes. Media gets everything our of context and twists it…



  16. 16

    WTF? He's new to the cast, he's obviously going to be asked about stuff relating to the show, Let him say what he wants! It's not like he's being offensive or insulting.



  17. 17

    oh shut the fuck up, and stop stalking the kid. he's stating his opinion and was probably asked about it in the first place.



  18. 18

    ohh screw you, just because Darren is not one of the main characters doesn't mean he does not have an opinion on the matter. A fan of the show could of said the exact same thing and not only is darren not only a fan of the show anymore, he's apart of it and can say anything he wants. no need to make a post and tell him to relax and stop over-doing it.



  19. 19

    I wouldn't want my music to be murdered by that awful show either. Glee sucks.



  20. 20

    Re: Wild-Guitar – Glee to cover Sex Pistols? you're retarded.



  21. 21

    he didn't say anything bad at all.

  22. SF90 says – reply to this


    22

    These bands that have said they don't want to be a part of Glee were actually asked in interviews if they would accept if they got offered. They haven't just thrown it out there in the blue.



  23. 23

    You're not a musician. You're on GLEE! People who don't make meaningful work wouldn't understand.



  24. 24

    Re: ohbeehive – You don't seem to understand that he worked BEFORE he was on Glee, too. He has written songs for his own EP and he wrote all the songs for A Very Potter Musical (which you can find on Youtube).

    He may not be the next classic, but he is certainly doing stuff apart from Glee. So before you comment, make sure you know what you're talking about.



  25. 25

    Somebody probably asked darren his opinion on it, since he's a musician too, and he was just being honest. he's still new to the whole fame thing so he's probably not used to the way most stars answer questions, ie not actually answering the question at all.



  26. 26

    He is a bonafide musician, he has more credibility answering this question than anyone on Glee.

  27. ccs says – reply to this


    27

    Don't be such a hypocrite. You whine when celebrities don't talk to the press and you whine when they do.
    One of the most amazing things about darren criss is how comfortable with himself and casual he is and actually speaks his mind rather than just giving 2 minute sound bites.
    Also, whatever happened to your whole pretending not to be the biggest bully on the internet and not stirring the pot for no reason? Clearly you're a man of integrity.



  28. 28

    Really Perez? Freedom of speech dude



  29. 29

    I love both bands and I love Glee. I think it's a bit lame of KOL to say that they don't want their music on Glee, when they've become such sellouts.
    And Gorillaz songs don't really go well with any of the story lines in Glee, I think.
    Anyway, I'm seeing Gorillaz live tonight and Kings of Leon next Monday. Woo hoo.



  30. 30

    To be honest, I'm not a FAN of EITHER band…



  31. 31

    Re: CatAttack – it's been two episodes so far. just sayin'



  32. 32

    well I usually don't say anything against perez because he's just human like all of us, but I mean, seriously??
    YOU talk more about Glee than the regular cast members so why shouldn't the obviously talented and popular guest star (who's probably gonna be a series regular soon anyway) talk about a show he's totally excited to be on?
    If I were you, I really wouldn't start picking on Darren Criss or else the Team Starkid fan base will tear you apart.



  33. 33

    both gorillaz and kings of leon are arrogant and overrated



  34. 34

    He's smart and opinionated. I love him more!



  35. 35

    u r such a moron barbara. this is the most honest, thoughtful, balanced press comment I've seen in a long time and you (or your fat-faced, disgusting inside and out) brother mario are holier than thou enough to give him advice??? fucking douche bags! LMAO u 2 get more ridiculous by the day.



  36. 36

    They suck 4 saying no 2 Glee



  37. 37

    is it just me or is Darren wearing a hogwarts uniform under his jacket… :p



  38. 38

    How about you stop talking?
    Darren criss is the best thing ever to happen to Glee
    freedom of speech, remember.
    and he said the honest thing, that some artists choose not to display there songs on Glee, or perhaps because they dont LIKE Glee
    i mean everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, just like how people think brad pitt is hot…personal opinion, eww.



  39. 39

    Re: ohbeehive
    lol do ur research
    hes been singing in musicals, to live in front of audiences way before Glee was even created.
    Stutter is a personal favourite :D



  40. 40

    MY GOD PEREZ. He's allowed to say whatever his opinions are on the matter.

    Attitudes like the ones on this blog are so stifling.

    Im out.