Ely Buendia maintains he said the truth about Eraserheads amid backlash

Ely Buendia maintains he said the truth about Eraserheads amid backlash

- Ely Buendia recently faced some backlash after his comment about Eraserheads bandmates not being friends circulated online

- In a message he penned, the singer opined that he does not understand why people are hating on him for telling the truth

- He also said that people should remember that it is their music that should matter

- While some have reacted negatively to the singer's revelation, many netizens also defended Ely from his bashers

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Ely Buendia is currently facing some heat from fans of his former band, Eraserheads after he revealed that the members were not close nor were they friends.

Some fans did not take kindly to his comment regarding the bandmates' closeness which they have perceived differently.

Ely who was merely being candid about what really went on with their bond, explained that he has a good working relationship with Raymund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro, and Buddy Zabala.

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Ely Buendia maintains he said the truth about Eraserheads amid backlash
Ely Buendia poses for the camera. Photo from Ely Buendia (@elybumbilya)
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The singer took to Twitter to express his sentiments regarding the negative reactions of some of the band's fans. Ely also reminded his fans to simply focus on their music and not the personal matters of the former bandmates.

"Big deal, still? Why hate on people who want to tell the truth? I didn’t ask to be interviewed, nanahimik na nga ko dito eh living a happy life kayo yung makulit about the eheads. The music is all that matters, have you forgotten about that, and who wrote most of it? Just saying."

Ely also seemed nonplussed that he might have more Eraserhead fans than Diehard Duterte Supporters who hate him.

"Lol it’s also weird that I have more Ehead fans who hate me than DDS. Priorities, I guess."

The musician has since deleted his tweets.

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Ely Eleandre Basiño Buendia is a highly acclaimed Filipino musician. He is best known for being the frontman, vocalist, and songwriter of the legendary OPM band, Eraserheads, which has since become an integral part of Filipino popular culture. He is also the co-founder of the independent record label, Offshore Music.

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Ely Buendia also spoke up about how he finds the lyrics to their song, 'Minsan', "cringe-worthy" because a lot of people believed that the song pertains to the friendship and bond between the bandmates. Ely revealed that this is not true at all.

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