Ely Buendia on haters over his Eraserheads 'were never friends' remark: 'The music is all that matters' | Inquirer Entertainment

Ely Buendia on haters over his Eraserheads ‘were never friends’ remark: ‘The music is all that matters’

/ 05:49 PM May 27, 2021

Ely Buendia

Ely Buendia. Image: Instagram/@elybumbilya

Ely Buendia reminded fans that “music is all that matters” after some reacted negatively over his remark that the Eraserheads “were never friends.”

“Big deal, still? Why hate on people who want to tell the truth? I didn’t ask to be interviewed, nanahimik na nga ko dito eh living a happy life kayo yung makulit about the eheads,” Buendia tweeted earlier today, May 27.


(I didn’t ask to be interviewed, I have been silent over here living a happy life while you guys are the ones stressing about the Eheads.)


“The music is all that matters, have you forgotten about that, and who wrote most of it? [emoji] just sayin,” he added.

“Lol it’s also weird that I have more Ehead fans who hate me than DDS. Priorities, I guess,” he quipped in the following tweet.

The apparent backlash he got from Eraserhead fans came after he admitted that the members of Eraserheads were never close, during his guesting on Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona’s podcast last March.

The musician’s guesting is now going viral again after online news outlet Reportr made an article on the said non-friendship yesterday, May 26, which he also shared on his Twitter account.


In the said podcast episode, Buendia said he finds “Minsan,” a hit song from their 1994 album “Circus,” somewhat “cringe-worthy.”

“It’s one of those songs, like I said, there are some songs na when you mature as a songwriter, there are lyrics na medyo cringe-worthy. I’m sorry,” Buendia said in the podcast.

(It’s one of those songs, like I said, there are some songs that when you mature as a songwriter, there lyrics that are kind of cringe-worthy. I’m sorry.)

He clarified that he finds it cringe-worthy not because of one specific line, but by how fans associated the song with Eraserheads members’ supposed “friendship” and how fans used it against them when they broke up.

Buendia, who noted that he wrote the song about his own friends and not his bandmates, also stressed: “I don’t wanna break hearts again but we were never close. We were never friends. That’s why we broke up.”

Despite not being friends, however, Buendia noted that he and his bandmates Raymund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro and Buddy Zabala had a “very good working relationship.”

Buendia’s podcast guesting first went viral in March, for it is where he also revealed the true meaning of “Spoliarium” in response to the mythology that fans have supposedly formed about it in the past two decades. JB

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