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The Ataris Ex-Drummer

I'm NO Drunk ...

But I Did Suck

10/12/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Ataris' ex-drummer Rob Felicetti -- who got ATTACKED on stage by his lead singer last weekend -- is flatly denying he has a drinking problem ... telling TMZ, the singer's drum-smashing outburst was completely unjustified.

No surprise, Rob says he's officially quitting the band after singer Kris Roe's crazy guitar-throwing drum-kicking meltdown -- which was caught on tape -- telling us, Kris' "actions were petty, uncalled for, inexcusable, immature, and an embarrassment to both bands and fans alike.” 

Felicetti admitts he was having "an off night" but calls Roe's outburst “tantamount to that of an 11-year-old girl unable to obtain tickets to a One Direction concert.” (No offense to 1Ders)

He also says Roe's video apology to fans -- in which he accuses Felicetti of over-boozing -- is all lies. 

Felicetti tells us no one in the band, including himself, had a drinking problem ... and it was never discussed until Kris tried making the ole "rock-n-roll" excuse "for throwing a drum set at another human being … namely me.”

He adds, “Never have I felt more violated or betrayed by someone I once called a friend.”

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1.

Jen    

Lying about an addiction problem/?? How very Lohan of him.

744 days ago
2.

GLaDOS    

Who?

744 days ago
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Christy    

I was thinking batsh*t crazy but the school girl comment who couldn't get one direction tickets was hilarious. And by the way did I mention...batsh*t crazy??

744 days ago
4.

OH NO!    

Maybe he can join the Nintendo's now....I hear they need a drummer.

744 days ago
5.

Caligirl86    

I would've thrown drums at his ugly ass face too. Who cares, tell me about REAL celebrities

744 days ago
6.

jonesy    

is anyone else more interested in what his shirt means more than what the article says?

744 days ago
7.

NOT ELMO    

What did you Svck ?...

744 days ago
8.

Phishie from Philly    

Roe's is just looking for publicity. Clearly!
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Phishie from Philly

744 days ago
9.

Phishie from Philly    

Rock n Roll hall of fame craziest outburst moment of the year goes to Kris Roe!
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744 days ago
10.

Kelly    

BS. The guy's a total drunk!

744 days ago
11.

BethyW    

You're better off without him, dont call him... HE'S BREAKING YOUR HEART!!!

744 days ago
12.

Leave It Alone    

Wow, I haven't listened to that band since I was in High School 10 years ago. I had no idea they still played shows!

744 days ago
13.

Erin    

The Ataris still exist?

744 days ago
14.

Cassie     

I personally know Rob and he is definitely NOT a drunk...even if he was there is no excuse for a person to behave the way Kris Roe did. Violence towards a person is never alright.

744 days ago
15.

IjustbluemyselfFUNKE    

awesome

744 days ago
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