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Trivia / Frank Turner

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  • Creator Backlash:
    • In his early years going solo, there are a few gigs in his autobiography that he describes as outright shameful.
    • Turner isn't terribly fond of "Thatcher Fucked the Kids", partly since his values have changed and partly because he felt it drew in people that weren't really there for his music. He's said that he's fine with people taking it up for themselves, but has no plans to play it ever again.
  • He Also Did: Frank was a member of hardcore punk band Million Dead before going solo. Since then he's reunited with Million Dead's former drummer to form the side project "Mongol Horde".
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  • Promoted Fanboy: He loves Iron Maiden and got to interview Bruce Dickinson in The Guardian.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Frank has speculated what would have happened if Million Dead hadn't broken up, but ultimately seems to view the breakup as a good thing.
    • He almost ended up doing support for Jonah Patranga after MD broke up, but this didn't happen; the two did collaborate on one or two small records later.
  • Why the Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: An infamous interview of Turner's, where he (mistakenly) identified as right-wing led to him getting over one hundred death threats a day. Consequently, Turner didn't write any political songs for over seven years, until "Sand in the Gears" in 2017.

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