Welsh metallers Lostprophets reckon rockers should stay out of politics and
keep their anti-war ramblings to themselves. The band?s Ian Watkins told
Radio 1: “I don’t think they know the background of what’s really going on.
They just say ‘anti-war is cool – let’s speak out, let’s speak out. More
record sales’, which I think is wrong. It doesn’t matter how many movie
stars say ‘I don’t like the war’ – it will not make a difference. You know,
do you think Bush cares? Like Bush is saying ‘oh, I don’t know about this
war now. Ms Dynamite said it was wrong’”.
Co-member Mike Lewis added: “Mr Bush doesn’t care what George Clooney
thinks. Tony Blair doesn’t even listen to his backbench MPs – never mind
listening to some rock star…”
Marty: All I can say is; here here! Most of the artists speaking out are just doing it for the publicity anyway. Alas, not all publicity is good publicity. Just ask the Michaels (Jackson or George).