Billy Bob Thornton thinks he’s Tom Petty

April 9th, 2009 // 169 Comments


Like a two-year-old who didn’t get a Happy Meal, Billy Bob Thornton pouted his way through an interview yesterday on Canadian public radio where he was promoting his band The Boxmasters. The host Jian Ghomeshi apparently made the mistake of introducing Billy Bob as an actor when THE ACTOR only wanted to be introduced as a musician. He became an immediate joy after that. The AP reports:

When the host, Jian Ghomeshi, asked Thornton when the band formed, Thornton said “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Thornton mostly gave monosyllabic answers and took offense at questions about his influences. Said the actor: “Would you ask Tom Petty that?”

You gotta love the balls on Billy Bob Thornton. I mean, he actually thinks anyone would care about his band if he wasn’t the guy from Mr. Woodock or The Astronaut Farmer. — Okay, I’m starting to see why he wanted to keep that on the down low…


  1. eat sshit

    what a tool.

  2. Elena

    He is totally stoned.

  3. Elena

    No wait I got to the 2nd part of the interview. He’s really just a sore prick O_O

  4. CarrieBee

    This is the most boring interview I have ever seen. Couldn’t even watch it for the drama. TRY HARDS.

  5. bahlahfah

    96. shankyouverymuch – April 9, 2009 5:15 PM

  6. Conservative Underground

    i’m sorry for all the bad things i said, i see the light now….i love America and our fact today i’m going to go help at the shelter..becuase want to help the poor animals

  7. bomasterssuckass

    hey billy knob get a clue when people throw things at a band it means they don’t like you!!! fuck you’re a stupid hillbilly.

  8. Adult

    Wow, he’s a child. That was one of the most obnoxious, stuck up, thing i’ve seen someone do while being interviewed. BBT, grow the fuck up.

    Funny how the rest of the band was just like, fucking Billy Bob, cept they have to let him be a bitch cuz its the only chance they have at any career.

  9. jt

    what a dick. why didn’t the dj just toss his ass out?

  10. Stew

    The guy is a waste of skin. Enough said!

  11. SlingBlade

    Haha! Hmmmm…I like taters!
    I am SlingBlade!

  12. gigi

    haaaaaaaaahahaaa! the guys in the band look soooo tense! this is awesome… and what’s w/ the Tom Petty references? Jian’s kinda hot tho… haha

  13. LoriB


  14. just sayin

    he’s on something (or lots of things)… or just an a-hole.
    but I always say, never blame on malice what can easily be explained by stupidity.

  15. -_- WTF

    I realize that he wants to be acknowledged as a serious singer. However, he should treat his interviewers with respect since they are providing him with publicity for cying out loud!

  16. John

    Screw Billy…..

    The future is Unknown baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  17. Max

    OMG, It was hard to even watch that interview. I felt so embarrassed for his poor band members. They looked like they wanted to crawl in a hole and hide. I hate it when ACTORS want to sing and SINGERS want to act. I mean pick a career and stick with it. Be glad you can act or sing and stop being greedy and trying to do both. Usually they are only good at one thing anyway. For instance, BBT is only good at acting, his singing sucks, his acting is mediocre. I’ve never thought he was that great of an actor, but since he dated AJ and made Sling blade he was all of a sudden famous. Then there is Joaquin who has suddenly gave up acting for singing. He’s actually a pretty great actor, but a terrible singer. It’s just crazy, it’s like they don’t want it mentioned that they got famous from acting and are now using that to boost some ridiculous dream of being a singer. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. They are basically spitting on what made them famous in the first place. If it weren’t for their acting, no one would care about their singing. Not that anyone does anyway LOL….It is very rare for someone to switch careers, yeah I know Marky Mark did it, but let’s face it his music career wasn’t all that great to begin with. What I learned from this is that BBT is a jerk and no one should buy his music or movies.

  18. I just now worked up enough curiosity to care that there was an interview with a band BBT is in.

    This guys celebrity status is basically a FLUKE that hinges on one buzz movie (Sling Blade). He’s pretty much disposable, does extended walk-ons ten thousand other actors could do in big budget stinkers, and plays lead mostly in self-indulgent arthouse stinkers. Someone else could have managed “Man Who Wasn’t There”, and would have if not for “Sling Blade”. What a spoiled delusional baby.

    “Would you say that to Tom Petty?” Well what the fuck does respected musician Tom Petty have to do with BBTs essentially nonexistent music career/UNPROFITABLE SIDE HOBBY? Rent a bowling lane like Josie and The Pussycats.

    Has Willie Nelson ever done anything this unprofessional?

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