I’ve received this e-mail almost a dozen times this weekend. It’s not true, right? Who the fuck would start such a rumor?

—— Forwarded Message
From: adfa afdsds
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 16:02:37 -0700
To: errantpass@gmail.com
Subject: Christopher Crisci of the appleseed cast — suicide

I just wanted to give you a heads up about something huge that happened this week.

There was a rumor from people in the Lawrence, KS area that Christopher Crisci of the band The Appleseed Cast committed suicide earlier in the week which is why they didn’t play in the Lollapalooza last band standing finale event in Chicago.  Last night, this was confirmed by a source close to the band.  I have been told that they will release a statement soon.

Comments (19)
  1. erik smith  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    Band has already denied this. C’mon Stereogum.

  2. Burton  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    Hey Scott, I love the site, but why not bother to check the band’s own website before posting shit like this:


    As someone who is friends with people in the band this is a pretty fucked up thing to see pop up while surfing tonight. Please dig a little deeper next time.

  3. jack  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    my buddy works with the band, and he said they didn’t do lolla b/c they did a local festival instead.


  4. who is this band?

  5. Tim  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    Yeah, maybe better not to propogate such a rumour unless you have confirmation. Not cool.

  6. jip  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    apparently you are not the only blogger getting emailed:


  7. cindy  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    in his defense, he was asking, not confirming. and note the ‘Who the fuck would start such a rumor?’ part.

    chill the hell out.

  8. bloggo  |   Posted on Aug 6th, 2006 0

    leave the gum alone. you can’t always know everything. he even says “please tell me this isn’t true”. its a terrible rumour but no need to attack the blog that you obviously read for your daily music news.

  9. Alan  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    I saw them play yesterday at the Bleeding Kansas Music and Arts Festival (along with BSS, mates of state, murder by death,etc). So yeah, alive.

  10. alan  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0


    as someone who doesn’t care if you are friends with people in the appleseed cast, please shut up.

  11. nick  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    this rumor is almost as random and ridiculous as the chad muska death-by-skateboarding rumor that went around a couple years ago.

  12. right  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    Yeah, it’s true. He commited suicide. I got an email about it. It has to be true, right?

    Plus, I read it on Stereogum.

    Any info on the arrangements? I’d like to send flowers.

  13. Matthew in London  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    “As a friend of the band I must say that this rumour they started is totally false. I have rung the NME to deny it.”

    Internet hype-building campaigns have reached a new low.

  14. Vyral  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    I live in Lawrence, KS and I never heard any of this. What an awful rumor. I’m not a fan of the band, but that’s a terrible thing to spread. This article wasn’t spreading it, but it was asking if it was true thanks for giving conformation on this false rumor.

  15. yeah, it’s been on their official site since sunday morning that it’s a rumor..

    i got an email about it too, so did many people, for whatever reason…

  16. what a damn strange rumor to start – what could you possibly gain from this? big fan of this band btw, and they are great live.

  17. http://www.theappleseedcast.com/2006/08/nasty_rumors.html

    I don’t think that’s the confirmation seeing as it’s dated April 5, 2006!

    Please dig a little deeper next time.

  18. Will  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    It says August 5th to me…

  19. Burton  |   Posted on Aug 7th, 2006 0

    Huh, I’m seeing April as well – and to clarify (and confuse), I’m a different Burton from the one above. But I’ve been posting here longer, bitch! ;)

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