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Joe Rogan is misunderstood claim friends Bert Kreischer & Annie Lederman

Published: 10/Oct/2020 15:26 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 15:48

by Georgina Smith

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Comedians Bert Kreischer and Annie Lederman have shared their thoughts on why they believe people’s interpretations of popular podcaster Joe Rogan are often not representative of who he really is in real life.

Joe Rogan is now massively popular, largely thanks to his long-running podcast the Joe Rogan Experience. It launched over a decade ago in 2009, and since then has accumulated almost 10 million subscribers and 2.6 billion views.

While very popular, he has come under fire previously for hosting some polarizing guests, as well as various comments. With the recent announcement of the podcast’s move over to Spotify exclusively, many fans have accused the streaming service of censorship after several episodes of the JRE were missing from the full archives.

With these contrasting accounts of Joe as both a victim and a perpetrator of controversy, it remains unclear to which of these accounts he best fits.

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Joe Rogan slammed claims that Spotify were trying to censor him.

In episode 433 of Bert Kreischner’s podcast, he along with Annie Lederman who have both previously been guests on the JRE and have a degree of friendship with him, spoke about why they feel that Joe is often misunderstood.

“People’s interpretations of Rogan are very funny,” Annie began, “they’re just not ever correct. He’s such a nicer guy than people think he is.”

“I gave up listening to that dialogue,” Bert said, “I think I was a little closer to it in different times because of my interactions with Joe. I’ve known Joe for a long time. We did Sober October, and I talked sh*t about him on social media during that time.”

“I’m very intimate with the level of adoration he gets based on the hate I got when I talked sh*t about him.” However Bert did stress that he “was joking, I thought everyone would see that as a joke.”

Annie later went on to explain that “more than I think people realize, he’s very tapped out of the comments and stuff.” She recalled a situation where she suggested that he take down a post of hers he’d retweeted after people started complaining because “he didn’t see that people were coming at him.”

The Joe Rogan Experience is now on its 1547th episode, with the whole catalog of previous episodes as well as all future episodes to be migrated exclusively to Spotify by the end of the year.

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.