When Charlie Sheen takes his
cocaine-fueled ego “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option” tour on the road starting on Saturday, he’ll have a semi-secret weapon with him: journeyman nu-metal guitarist Rob Patterson. The Otep axeman, who’s also played with Korn and Filter, is the tour’s musical director. Sheen himself tweeted a picture of Patterson and Snoop Dogg with him in a studio, which means one of two things: the three are collaborating together for the tour, or Sheen and Snoop got super high and made him play Jimi Hendrix riffs over and over again. We’re guessing the first of the two.
Sheen might have chosen Patterson less because of his musical pedigree and more because of his personal life: he’s apparently engaged to Carmen Electra. While Patterson played with Otep as recently as their last album, 2009’s Smash the Control Machine, the outspoken feminist hasn’t said anything on Twittter about her guitar player going on the road with an admitted woman beater. And even though Sheen is a great thing for Patterson to attach his name to, it looks like the show isn’t the sold-out success that Sheen is claiming it is. CNBC claims that it’s easy to find scalped tickets for much less than face value. #winning? Maybe not.
[via The Onion]