Tag: Barack Obama
This from the www.guardian.co.uk: The mother of Irish rock legend Phil Lynott has objected to the Mitt Romney campaign using Thin Lizzy's music at last week's Republican National Convention.
Philomena Lynott said her son would not have approved of the US Republicans playing the Thin Lizzy anthem "The Boys Are Back In Town" at Romney's nomination as presidential candidate.
She said that the late Thin Lizzy front man would have rejected any association with the Republicans particularly the Christian right wing of the party.
The Dublin woman told the Irish music magazine "Hot Press" that she was upset that one of her son's most famous rock songs was used by the Republicans to endorse Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan.
The Thin Lizzy singer would have opposed the Republican anti-gay and pro-rich policies, she said. Instead she believed her son would have backed Barack Obama.
She told the magazine: "As far as I am concerned, Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage and to civil unions for gays makes him anti-gay – which is not something that Philip would have supported. He had some wonderful gay friends, as indeed I do, and they deserve equal treatment in every respect, whether in Ireland or the United States.
"Neither would Philip have supported his policy of taxing the poor and offering tax cuts to the rich, which Paul Ryan is advocating. There is certainly no way that I would want the Lynott name to be associated with any of those ideas.
"There is nothing I can do about it except express my views," Philomena Lynott added, "but I do want to be clear that I would not want Philip's music to be used in any way that could hurt a single person, and this is the effect of what happened with Paul Ryan using and abusing my son's music in that way. A lot of fans and musicians are very angry about it and I can fully understand why.
"There is a black president of America, which to me – as it would have been to Philip, as a proud, black Irishman – is wonderfully symbolic.
I have a lot of time for Barack Obama, so to hear 'The Boys Are Back in Town' being appropriated by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their campaign against him is deeply upsetting."
The now 81-year-old Philomena Lynott wrote a best-selling autobiography My Boy about the extraordinarily difficult times she and Philip endured in the UK and Ireland at the beginning of the '50s, following Philip's birth in 1949.
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth talks to Alex Jones to “clarify” recent statements about deadly U.S. shootings
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth wanted to "clarify" his recent statement that Barack Obama was responsible for the recent mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin, making as appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones show today. Mustaine told the crowd in Sigapore on August 7th, "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban. So he's staging all of these murders, like the Fast And Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."
Mustaine told Jones, "To clarify things, no one can deny there were criminal rogues in the administration. CBS News got the memos, Congress has the information and basically, Larry Pratt, the head of Gun Owners Of America, who is a highly respected person, said that if they would stage 'Fast And Furious,' they'd be capable of staging everything. And it was all done to blame the Second Amendment. We'd be fools not to look at this. Our U.S. border patrol agents were killed. And like I said, I was just quoting Larry Pratt. That's it bottom line."
He added, "In the heat of the moment, when you're onstage and you're talking, sometimes you're not as eloquent as you'd like to be. Like I said, I was just quoting what Larry said. We really need to investigate this and we need to have the Attorney General release the documents and find out who's responsible for this. People died and the democratic process says, 'Let's investigate this. Let's find out what's going on here.' I love our country and my whole thing with this is that I think we should just look into it. . . I just think that we deserve to know the truth — that's it. I'm a patriot. I've always been controversial. I'm a political songwriter. And this wasn't done to hurt any our my fellow countrymen. I think that it's something that we really, really need to look into."
Somebody's level of paranoia has reached new heights. Megadeth's Dave Mustaine who has been outspoken in the past about whether or not President Barack Obama was born in the U.S., said during a concert in Singapore on August 7th that the President helped stage the recent movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
In the video, Mustaine says, "My president is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders like the Fast and Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple." He continues, "I was talking to JD our promoter here tonight,...I was saying, 'I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America.'
Regardless of how you or I feel about Obama, Romney or any politician on the left or right, I guess Mustaine must believe that the Bush administration staged 9/11 too, right? LOL
KISS News: Gene endorses Romney, Band slams Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, CMA Recap, walk down Hollywood Boulevard in full makeup, KISS Alive II Fan Mosaics (video)
Gene Simmons showed up on 'Fox & Friends' has came out and endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Simmons, who supported Barack Obama in 2008, says that he regrets his choice:
"Hindsight is 20/20. I have some real issues with the economy and how it's being done. America should be in business and it should be run by a businessman. Americans, smartly, and I applaud them for doing so, vote on the issues and not the party."
"America is a business. If you can't afford to do something, no matter how much bellyaching everybody does - I'm so sorry, if you can't afford it, you shouldn't do it." That and you want the tax codes to protect your millions upon millions, right Gene? I guess if a rock legend can sway your vote for President, more power to him.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS slam the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in this interview from Monday night's (Mar. 2) 'Shobiz Tonight' on HLN. Buy it Gene, you have enough money!
KISS arrived at the 47th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday afternoon (Apr. 1) in a monster truck and full makeup, stealing the spotlight from the nominees, presenters and performers walking the arrivals carpet.
Check out footage below of KISS posing on the red carpet and talking to Nan Kelley about how they love country music and that they were at the event to support all the talented artists.
KISS presented the the "Vocal Group Of The Year" award to Lady Antebellum at the Academy Of Country Music Awards, which was televised on CBS affiliates around the country. Here's footage of the band arriving at the show and some brief pre-show interview:
KISS fan shot video has surfaced of the band walking, in full makeup and stage gear, down Hollywood Boulevard. It happened after KISS finished with "THE TOUR" press conference and interviews with Motley Crue and they were getting ready to head over to the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' studios in vans. But that didn't happen as Paul Stanley suggested that the band should walk to the show instead.
They walked from the front doors of the Roosevelt Hotel, down Hollywood Boulevard, into the Jimmy Kimmel Studios, and all the way to their dressing rooms, then a second video of the guys making their way to the stage. Check out the footage.
Here's a Revolver TV interview talking 'The Tour' conducted by the beautiful Carla Harvey of the Butcher Babies with Eric Singer of KISS and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue:
KISS and Fan Mosaics Invite Fans to Celebrate 35 Years of KISS Alive II
Commemorative Photo Mosaic to be Composed Entirely of Fan-Submitted Images
For 35 years KISS fans have reveled in the sounds and images of KISS Alive II. To celebrate the anniversary of this masterful live album, KISS and Fan Mosaics are inviting fans to be part of some of the most recognizable rock images of all time.
“Every KISS fan knows and loves these images of the Demon, the Starchild, the Spaceman, and the Catman,” says KISS co-founder and front man Paul Stanley. “In honor of this big anniversary, we’re giving fans the chance to see these photos in a new way—featuring them in a supporting role.”
Fan Mosaics has combined the larger-than-life images from the KISS Alive II cover into a single picture that will be reproduced as an official collector’s item print.
“It’s more than just an amazing print, though” says Rob Hixenbaugh, Fan Mosaics’ director of fan & brand development. “It’s a mosaic that uses fan-submitted photos as its building blocks. The fans’ images will actually make up the big picture, letting them get inside a major part of KISStory.”
The 24-inch by 30-inch prints make great gifts or unique collectibles for everyone who’s ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with the band. Fans can unleash their inner rock star and upload their photo for inclusion in the officially licensed KISS Alive II Fan Mosaic at www.fanmosaics.com/kiss.
Andrew Woolery has to be the king of thumbtack art. He's created artwork portraits with more than 50,000 thumbtacks, causing unbelievable calluses and blisters. Seriously, Woolery has created a series of portraits he's called the Mixtape, in starting with black American icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Barack Obama.
“I am now an expert on thimbles and own a thumb specific ice pack,” Woolery joked to the UK's Daily Mail. “I had to ice my thumbs and elbow every night so I could continue pushing pins.”
Wollery says on his official website: "It all began with Froot Loops. Seriously. I originally sat in my apt/studio looking for materials that had vibrant colors and considered cereal as my medium. Luckily I moved away from Toucan Sam when I found a mixed color pack of thumbtacks. That's when the search began for all the colors that I would need…in bulk. I quickly realized that "orange" was the holy grail of thumbtacks."
"After a scavenger hunt in Staples, Office Deport, and Googling for hours I stumbled upon the treasure trove of thumbtacks, JAM PAPER. Shout out to my thumbtack hookup, Mike Jacobs, for the wide array of colors that made this all possible."
"The last challenge was keeping the tacks in place on the canvas. The solution came when I bought ALL of the hardware store's expanding foam to spray the back of the canvas. The rest of the piece was tack-by-tack trial and error."
If you have $4250.00 laying around, hit up Wooley at www.andrewooleryart.com and get that Hendrix portrait on your wall. You'll never be caught without tacks again.