In a typically manic interview with The Guardian's Sylvie Simmons, Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and star of Ondi Timoner's Sundance-winning doc Dig!, confirms reports that Timoner sold some of the unused footage from that film to MTV, who were considering turning it into a reality series. A pilot was even cut and screened for a test audience. "They pressed a series of buttons to register their attraction to an idea or what's going on - yes, yes, yes, these are funny, ha ha ha ha ha, no, no, no, no, no," Newcombe says. "It tested the highest in the history of the network. But they couldn't show it."

Oh, yeah, Anton? Why was that? "Because we're revolutionaries. People will [see it and] wake up. From the very beginning, our first record, we say right on it, 'We bring you a message from the kids of America: this business sucks.' Those are not the words of a young, handsome man trying to win the favour of mainly homosexual bean counters, the Zeuses of pop bullshit - 'Oh he's so androgynous, I think he's really got what it takes.' I just go, 'Taking without asking is stealing, even if it is my ass.'" For more lessons in stylish avoidance, check out the interview in full.

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