Furious mother lambasts the wrong Mastodon on social media over scam claim

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A furious mother has lashed out at Mastodon on social media – accusing them of scamming her son.

Lambgoat (opens in new tab) report that the woman – known only as Carol – sent a tirade of foul-mouthed messages to the band in January via Facebook, saying that Mastodon should be “ashamed” of their actions.

When queried by guitarist Bill Kelliher exactly what she was complaining about, the woman insisted that the band had offered her son a job, but that he’d heard nothing since then and accused them of sending him on a "wild goose chase."

Kelliher pointed out that the band had been on tour in Europe in January and insisted that Mastodon weren’t hiring anyone, calling Carol’s claims “total bullshit” in the process.

However, it appears that the mother might have had her wires crossed and had mistakenly directed her anger towards the band when she thought she was speaking with a company called Mastodon, of which there are many around the world.

We're just as confused as you about this one, and we'll probably never find out how it turns out.

Mastodon will head out on the road with Coheed And Cambria on The Unheavenly Skye Tour this spring.

The run of 26 shows (opens in new tab) will get under way at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville on May 28 and will see Mastodon perform their 2009 album Crack The Skye in full to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.