Steve Price is forced to remove song Holy Grail from his radio show

An article about Hunters and Collectors requesting radio broadcaster Steve Price to cease using the song Holy Grail.

Author:  Monique Friedlander, Daily Mail Australia.

Date: 20 July 2016.

Original URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3698880/Steve-Price-forced-remove-song-Holy-Grail-radio-band-Hunters-Collectors-slam-shock-jock-calling-female-Q-panellist-hysterical.html

 

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Steve Price is forced to remove song Holy Grail from his radio show after band Hunters & Collectors slam shock jock for calling female Q&A panellist ‘hysterical’

Steve Price received public backlash after he called a female panellist ‘hysterical’ during ABC’s Q&A last week.

Now, members of the iconic Hunters & Collectors have requested that the shock jock remove their hit song Holy Grail from his 2GB line-up.

It’s not the first time the Australian band has picketted against the use of it’s rock anthem Holy Grail.

Hitting back: Members of the iconic Hunters & Collectors have requested that Steve Price remove their hit song Holy Grail from his 2GB line-up

In 2015, front-man Mark Seymour shared an impassioned post on Facebook condemning the fact that the song was chanted by Reclaim Australia members at an anti-Islam rally.

Price announced that the song had been axed during his radio show on Monday night.

On Tuesday last week, Price courted controversy when he engaged in a heated debate with Van Badham, a Guardian Australia political commentator, about attitudes leading to the deaths and disability of women.

Steve Price calls Van Badham ‘hysterical’ on Q and A.

For the record: Price announced that the song had been axed during his radio show on Monday night.

Putting his foot down: In 2015, Hunters & Collectors front-man Mark Seymour shared an impassioned post on Facebook condemning the fact that the song was chanted by Reclaim Australia members at an anti-Islam rally.

Audience member Tarang Chawla had asked the panel how politicians and media can be better role models than controversial celebrities Sam Newman and Eddie McGuire, and identified himself as the brother of a 23-year-old stabbed to death with a meat cleaver by her partner in January last year.

Badham responded to the question, but was derailed after Price interjected several times, calling her ‘hysterical’- to which she replied: ‘It’s probably my ovaries making me do it.’

‘Just because you’re a woman, doesn’t mean you’re the only one that can get upset,’ Price said as Badham was speaking.

Controversy: On Tuesday last week, Price courted controversy when he engaged in a heated debate with Van Badham, a Guardian Australia political commentator, about attitudes leading to the deaths and disability of women.

Speaking up: Audience member Tarang Chawla (far left) had asked the panel how politicians and media can be better role models than Sam Newman and Eddie McGuire.

Battlefield: Badham responded to the question, but was derailed after Price interjected several times, calling her ‘hysterical’- to which she replied: ‘It’s probably my ovaries making me do it’

The audience gasped and a camera cut to Mr Chawla, who appeared to gawk with shock.
Badham replied: ‘You’re proving my point very excellently about the attitudes.’

Price then said: ‘I think you’re just being hysterical.’

‘It’s probably my ovaries making me do it, Steve,’ Badham responded, prompting rousing applause from the audience.

Stunned: The audience gasped and a camera cut to Mr Chawla, who appeared to gawk with shock.

 

Comments

The claim that 2GB was “forced” not to use Holy Grail is incorrect. A request was made and this request was accepted.