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Alice Cooper; 'Rock should never be in bed with politics', slams Kerry backin' posse

Old 08-26-04, 01:35 PM
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Alice Cooper; 'Rock should never be in bed with politics', slams Kerry backin' posse

Alice Cooper: Anti-Bush acts treasonous morons
Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper calls rock stars campaigning for Democrat John Kerry treasonous morons.

The 56-year-old Cooper says he was disgusted to learn the likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Sheryl Crow, James Taylor and Dave Matthews were hitting the road for a series of concerts designed to help defeat President Bush.

"To me, that's treason," Cooper told the Canadian Press. "I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics."

"When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I'd run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

"Besides," he continued, "when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."

As WorldNetDaily previously reported, Linda Ronstadt was escorted off the property of a Las Vegas casino after publicly supporting Bush-bashing film director Michael Moore, and singer Don Henley was subsequently booed on stage in Orange County, Calif., for expressing support for Linda Ronstadt during one of his own concerts.

Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, is reportedly a strong Republican who joins Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at NBA games in Phoenix.

He continues his own summer rock tour, with upcoming dates in the Northeast, Canada, California and Las Vegas.
I always did like Alice.
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but he goes to games with McCain? maybe its only for personal reasons.

"Besides," he continued, "when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."

i know its a joke but thats stupid. my team has better celebs than your team? who cares?!?! i thought the point was celebs shouldnt matter
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to Alice for saying rock n roll and politics are polar opposites... to him for then proceeding to voice his political opinions
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Originally posted by ScottyWH
to him for then proceeding to voice his political opinions
When did he do that? He simply stated that he was a Bush supporter. He didn't go into any political opinions; he made no arguments for or against any issues or positions.
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"To me, that's treason," Cooper told the Canadian Press.
As if we care...


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Originally posted by Mutley Hyde
When did he do that? He simply stated that he was a Bush supporter. He didn't go into any political opinions; he made no arguments for or against any issues or positions.
stating that you support a politician is the voicing of a political opinion

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Yes, Alice. Rock should never mix with politics.






Just because Alice Cooper is an irrelevant ass who hasn't mad e a contribution to the world since the 1970s doesn't mean that other musicians can't be relevant.
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Originally posted by JasonF
Yes, Alice. Rock should never mix with politics.

Just because Alice Cooper is an irrelevant ass who hasn't mad e a contribution to the world since the 1970s doesn't mean that other musicians can't be relevant.
You have a point, but I think there is a difference between 'being political' on issues and actively campaigning for a particular presidential candidate. Did any of those you listed ever do that? I seriously don't know. As for Cooper being an irrelevant ass, I personally beg to differ.

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stating that you support a politician is the voicing of a political opinion

The point is that he's not campaigning for Bush, he's simply saying he has his support. There's a big difference between that and going on an Official ABB Tour.

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Originally posted by JasonF
Yes, Alice. Rock should never mix with politics.
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Just because Alice Cooper is an irrelevant ass who hasn't mad e a contribution to the world since the 1970s doesn't mean that other musicians can't be relevant.
I would much prefer for musicians to make actual statements about their views on society, the country, and the world in general (like Jason's examples) than hearing them make endorsements for any politician.
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Originally posted by ScottyWH
I would much prefer for musicians to make actual statements about their views on society, the country, and the world in general (like Jason's examples) than hearing them make endorsements for any politician.
Exactly. I have no problem with political lyrics, and I don't think Alice does either (if you've listened to his classic 60s-70s stuff, you know he was no stranger to social commentary, blasting several aspects of American society).

The Clash never endorsed a particular political candidate that I know of, but they were extremely political and to this day I dig them. The list of likewise musicians could go on forever.
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Ahem...JasonF. Forgetting someone?

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Originally posted by JasonF






The Surgeon General of the United States has determined that musician involvement in politics kills 3 out of 5 musicians, and renders the other two irrelevant or confined to lame reunion tours.
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Originally posted by darkflounder
The Surgeon General of the United States has determined that musician involvement in politics kills 3 out of 5 musicians, and renders the other two irrelevant or confined to lame reunion tours.

hrmm... I count 2 out of 8
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Are those music people supposed to be famous?
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Originally posted by darkflounder
The Surgeon General of the United States has determined that musician involvement in politics kills 3 out of 5 musicians, and renders the other two irrelevant or confined to lame reunion tours.
More to your liking?

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Originally posted by ScottyWH
hrmm... I count 2 out of 8
Lennon, Marley and Zappa are all dead.

Of course, Alice Cooper is the poster child for irrelevant musicians, so I'm not sure why darkflounder was implying that CSN&Y or Dylan were more irrelevant than Cooper.
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oh no.....there goes the dave matthews band, eddie veder, and the boss
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Originally posted by DaveNinja
Are those music people supposed to be famous?
From top to bottom, they were:
Bob Dylan
John Lennon
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Bob Marley
Frank Zappa

And yes, they're famous.
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Originally posted by JasonF
Lennon, Marley and Zappa are all dead.

Of course, Alice Cooper is the poster child for irrelevant musicians, so I'm not sure why darkflounder was implying that CSN&Y or Dylan were more irrelevant than Cooper.
Cause he is trolling...like me.
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WE ARE ALL FORGETTING THE MAIN ISSUES HERE PEOPLE!

Exactly HOW will Alice Cooper fix the ECONOMY!!! Anyone care to answer THAT!!?!??/
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yeah and Dave Matthews band is going to help.... yeah sure....

"Just crash into me "
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Originally posted by JasonF
Lennon, Marley and Zappa are all dead.

Of course, Alice Cooper is the poster child for irrelevant musicians, so I'm not sure why darkflounder was implying that CSN&Y or Dylan were more irrelevant than Cooper.
ooops... never was a huge Frank Zappa fan, so I didn't realized he had passed...

so that makes 3 of 8
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And I always thought that Cooper had written "Hey Stoopid" about Bush.
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Originally posted by TheAllPurposeNothing
And I always thought that Cooper had written "Hey Stoopid" about Bush.
Nope...that would pretty much describe himself and all the junk/actions he did in his past.

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