DMB takes down Hook material from website
If the Dave Matthews Band was hoping to demonstrate how in touch they are to their hometown by launching a "Charlottesville" page on their website, they just proved the strength of that connection. Days after we first reported that the band had lifted much of the text for the webpage from the Hook's own Vijith Assar, the famous quintet responded by expunging the words.
Now Assar's original snappy descriptions of local bands– which first ran in the 2005 Annual Manual– have either been deleted or replaced by slightly lengthier summations. For example, American Dumpster went from being "Junk rock (That's not derogatory)" to "as the name suggests, is a recycling movement for ideas. Their original songs combine elements of ancient and modern folk songs with the greatest aspects of country, blues, and rock."
While DMB's Red Light Management had not returned calls for comment at the time of this post, Assar says, "I would imagine that they're preparing to reciprocate, and I look forward to supplying some of DMB's copyrighted material to our readers on the Hook's website."