LOOK: Former MOONSTAR88 Singer Says "Sana Dinisband Ko Nalang Yung Band When I Left"
Moonstar88 had a successful 19th anniversary gig at the 70s Bistro last February 21. Moonstareros showed their support and celebrated the band's colorful career in the music scene.
While promoting their anniversary gig, Moonstar88 jokingly posted that they are officially turning into a metal band called “Monster88”.
Dahil 19 yo na kami. Magpapalit na kami nang Genre. Magme-metal na kami. Gagawa kami ng mga kantang tulad ng “Torete nang ina mo”. Kitakits tonight.— moonstar88 (@moonstar88band) February 21, 2018
Monster88— moonstar88 (@moonstar88band) February 21, 2018
The band even tweeted MYX that they won't be a good fit for the show Mellow MYX anymore.
However, one person who was not amused with these posts was none other than former frontwoman and founding member Acel Bisa Van Ommen. The lead vocalist on the band's first two studio albums was offended by the memes and took to Facebook to express her disapproval.
“Bastusan na ito kung sino man naka isip nito. If alam ko lang na gagawin nyo ito, sana dinisband ko nalang yung band when I left tutal ako naman bumuo nito with Popo (Pineda) and Paolo (Bernaldo), pinagkatiwala namin sa inyo yan. Wag nyo sirain pangalan,” Acel said on her post.
Bernaldo, who remained with Moonstar88 after Acel's departure but is no longer part of the current lineup, commented on her post in defense of his former bandmates. The founding bassist advised her not to take the joke seriously.
But in a followup post titled "RESPECT AND HONOR", Acel lamented about how we live in a culture where everything is a joke.
Meanwhile, fans speculate that Kamikazee drummer Allan Burdeos' recent Facebook post is in response to the issue of Moonstar88. Both bands once shared the same management.
Moonstar88, which currently consists of Maysh Baay, Herbert Hernandez, Bon Sundiang and former Eraserheads bassist Buddy Zabala, just released a new four-track EP called Strings Attached this month to celebrate their 19th anniversary.
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