Why? If it's making you mad, don't follow it. The band obviously had a certain agenda and it was interrupted, of course they are going to deny everything. Nothing to get your panties in a bunch about.
It's basically as I think you stated in later posts, about how the media works. That last newspaper pete post was just too much.. He could have just said "ehh.. man, i'm just here to party..hit me up in a few days" or something dumb. the flat out denial gets frustrating to me. (thinkin' to the emo roots) it's like lying to save face in a relationship, only having your girlfriend get annoyed and stop dealing with you trying to be perfect. haha.