Drunk musician kicks janitor… you gotta admit that it’s the kind of drama No Talent Ass Clowns fans expect…
When No Talent Ass Clowns guitarist Vas Defrens kicked studio janitor Chico O’Brian, he probably never realized what he would set in motion. During a recent interview, Defrens was drunk even more than usual and blurted out the story. Just before he threw up and passed out, Defrens described how he assaulted a studio janitor who came into the studio unexpectedly with his “wet mop crap.”
Singer Lars Gunblade was in the control room and has vivid memories of what happened next. “Yeah, it was hilarious,” says Gunblade. “The janitor moves the damned web mop around and Vas gets totally pissed. Then, out of nowhere, he kicks the janitor. The mop flies up in the air and the old guy just drops like a lump of shit. He starts moaning but we just ignored him for like an hour. That’s about the time we realized that, hey, this guy can’t move his arms or legs.”
Janitor Chico O’Brian was permanently injured that day and has never left his wheelchair. Since that time, he has tried to sue Defrens unsuccessfully. When that failed, he began showing up at Ass Clowns concerts and recording sessions demanding payment for his injuries.
“Drunk Musician Kicks Janitor” Story Doesn’t Bother Defrens
“I don’t think those injuries are real,” says Defrens. “I pulled him out of his wheelchair once and he did a pretty convincing fall, but that just proves he’s a good actor. Every time someone hears the sentence, ‘drunk musician kicks janitor’ they always assume it’s me. Apparently, I’m the only rock star who has ever kicked a studio janitor. Who knew?”
Angry about the musician’s attitude, Chico O’Brian still wants his money. “I’ll get him one of these days,” says O’Brian. “I was just doing my job and he attacked me like a total dick. This guy isn’t well in the head, you know what I mean? If you saw some of the things I saw in that studio, you’d be physically ill. They’re sick people.”