Actually, famous musicians, we would all prefer it if you didn’t
Four more years, four more years, four more years. That’s right; it will be four more years until we have musicians telling us who to vote for. This year’s election sure did bring out the psychos in music to show us who the right person is to lead our country.
I’m not saying that any influence from any musical act actually worked for their candidate; if anything, I would say it hurt. Since the election is over, I think we should give out awards for this year’s “Musical Influences in Politics.” The following are the top three awards for the 2012 election. The award for Dumbest Comments by a Musician Who We Didn’t Know Was Still Playing Music goes to Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. Back on August 7, Dave explained to a crowd in Singapore how President Obama planned the killings of people in Colorado to help support his laws on firearms. Congrats on your award, Dave; you beat out Ted Nugent.
The award for Best Full Figured Musician to Support Mitt Romney goes to Meat Loaf. Meat Loaf took the stage with Mitt Romney in Ohio and almost took the stage down with him. He definitely took out some eardrums. Does anyone else remember his nickname from the movie Fight Club? If not, do yourself a favor and Google it. Laughter will soon follow.
Finally, here is the last award for this election. The award for Musician with the Most Political Ads Worn on Stage goes to Katy Perry. The only way she could have supported Barack Obama more would have been to cut off pieces of the president’s hair and glue them to her body. I would like to thank all of this year’s nominees for cramming their political views where we didn’t want to see them. Kid Rock, Lady Gaga, Big and Rich and Beyonce, we’ll see you all again in four years, unfortunately.
We did not have any musicians going after some of the candidates that affect us on a local level, but why would they? Just for fun, let’s take a quick look at John Barrow and Lee Anderson. If I had to guess, Ted Nugent would definitely have supported John Barrow. Both of these guys love guns and Christmas trees, and “Ain’t nobody going to take that away from them.” For Lee Anderson, I would have picked something by Barney or Sesame Street.
Here’s quick news about a new supergroup. Well maybe not so much of a supergroup but an awesome collaboration. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has teamed back up with Thom Yorke of Radiohead to reprise the band, Atoms for Peace. The two, along with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, percussionist Mauro Refosco and drummer Joey Waronker, first got together at Coachella in 2010 and now are set to release a record early next year titled “AMOK.”
In other news, I still hate Taylor Swift. Officially, Swift sold over 1.2 million copies of her latest album “Red” in just one week.
With the Foo Fighters on hiatus, Dave Grohl is now back to his drumming ways. Grohl has landed his old gig; he is officially the drummer for Queens of the Stone Age. The band has a new album coming out early next year and Dave will be behind the kit. No news yet on an exact release date or tour plans.
This week’s Must Listen is Interpol’s frontman Paul Banks’ solo album called “Banks.” Download the track “Young Again” which he performed on Late Night with David Letterman last week.
New album pick up for Tuesday: Soundgarden’s “King Animal.”
What albums are you listening to? What bands are making a move to Augusta? How hot is Meat Loaf? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.You Might Also Like:
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