- Allan Burdeos, the drummer of the popular OPM band Kamikazee, slammed rumors about their alleged participation in the UniTeam’s campaign rally scheduled for April 10, 2022 in Zamboanga
- He denied the band is part of the lineup of performers who will entertain the crowd at the scheduled rally and said “mga sinungaling,” though did not say to whom he was addressing this particular phrase
- In a social media post, Allan posted the alleged poster circulating online showing their band’s name along with other popular bands like Parokya ni Edgar and IV of Spades
- The Parokya ni Edgar official page and Blaster Silonga of the IV of Spades earlier denied their participation in the event
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Kamikazee’s drummer, Allan Burdeos, debunked rumors about the popular OPM band’s participation in the Zamboanga campaign rally of the UniTeam scheduled for April 10, 2022.
Earlier, UniTeam posters inviting everyone to their campaign rally in Zamboanga on the said date which showed a lineup of performers like Kamikazee, Parokya ni Edgar, and IV of Spades, circulated online.
The Parokya ni Edgar official page reposted the UniTeam posters that include the supposed performers and at the same time, denied their participation with the caption “This is not true.”
Blaster Silonga of the IV of Spades also debunked the rumor, taking a swipe at the legendary “Tallano gold.”
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In the case of Allan, he also reposted on Facebook the said UniTeam campaign rally posters with their band’s name on it and gave a long statement.
“Never ako nagsalita against sa mga nagkakampanya for presidency. Kahit na obvious na kung gaano kadumi or hindi qualified ang kandidato,” the band’s drummer wrote in the caption of his FB post.
He then said that since their name, which they took care of for more than 20 years, is used without permission, then it’s already a different story.
“Pero kung pangalan na namin ang involved, pangalan namin na mahigit 20 years namin na pinaghirapan ang gagamitin ng walang permiso, ibang usapan na’to,” Allan said.
Kamikazee’s drummer then reiterated they will never participate in this campaign, calling the posters “sinungaling.”
“NEVER kami mag paparticipate sa kampanya na ito. MGA SINUNGALING,” he wrote.
He then stressed that they’re not for sale and that they just wanted peace.
“Gusto ko lang tahimik at hindi ma involve sa mga ganitong bagay, kaso kailangan namin gawan to ng aksyon. We are not for sale!” Allan said in his statement on Facebook.
Kamikazee is one of the most popular OPM bands in the country. They are known for their hit songs “Narda,” “Martyr Nyebera,” “Huling Sayaw,” and many more. The band is composed of They are composed of frontman Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao and Led Tuyay on guitars, Jason "Puto" Astete on bass, and Allan "Bords" Burdeos on drums.
Celebrities and musicians, including the drummer of Kamikazee, immediately denounced the poster of the UniTeam scheduled campaign rally in Zamboanga, listing them as among the performers during the event. After the post spread, musicians and celebrities came out denying they had any part in the said campaign.
As for the frontman of Kamikazee, Jay Contreras, he remained silent on the matter. A couple of months ago, the frontman surprised the local music industry with the news that he and his wife, Sarah Abad, parted ways. They got married in 2009 and have two kids.