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Not all musicians take kindly to Bush/American bashing

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After onstage anti-George Bush rhetoric by BLAZE BAILEY (he began a song by saying “Kill & Destroy George Bush!”), the singer from CAGE (Sean Peck) asked him what was up with slagging Bush and the USA. Both participants had finished their sets and were drunk. Words exchanged, Blaze reportedly asked, “Do you want to have a go at me?” and lunged towards Peck, who clocked him. As the former IRON MAIDEN singer was (ironically) falling down, Peck grabbed his collar and in best hockey fight fashion, pummeled Bailey a few more times. The result a quickly swollen and discolored eye.

This bit of nob bashing comes via my good buddies at Hard News.

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  • http://xrrf.blogspot.com simon b

    And why on earth is criticising a President “bashing America”?

  • http://www.andrewiandodge.com Andrew Ian Dodge

    Um generally its considered bad form to call for the killing of another country’s leader. Slagging him off is fine but calling for his murder?

    Might help if read the report fully next time.

  • http://xrrf.blogspot.com simon b

    It’s bad form to call for the killing of another country’s leader?

    Hmmm… no, I was trying to think of a time when George Bush might ordered the hurling of a tonne or two weapons in the general direction of another country’s leader, but I can’t think of one off the top of my head.

  • http://nightdragon.diaryland.com Mark Edward Manning

    Good for Peck! I wish he’d have put Bailey in the hospital for weeks, but then, you can’t have everything … Bailey’s actions were definitely an incitement to murder, no question about it. Any deranged kid listening to this music could become a domestic terrorist who will make the Unabomber or McVeigh look like novices.

  • http://xrrf.blogspot.com simon b

    “definitely an incitement to murder”

    Or perhaps they were, you know, a rhetorical lyrical device. In the same way that when Beck says “kill the headlights” he doesn’t mean stab the front of the car to death; and Primal Scream, when they sang “Kill all the hippies”, they really weren’t suggesting you go down to your local Ben and Jerrys and spray bullets into the staff who look like they probably use joss sticks at home.

  • http://naproom.mu.nu Tom

    You guys all need a jump to conclusions mat.

  • http://www.scottandrew.com scottandrew

    “Any deranged kid listening to this music could become a domestic terrorist who will make the Unabomber or McVeigh look like novices.”

    LOL!

  • Eric Olsen

    I believe the operant word here was “drunk.” Regardless of rhetorical niceties, it is hardly unusual for someone – anyone – to take offense when a visitor to one’s country calls for the death and destruction of said country’s leader. It wouldn’t even require a particularly fervent supporter of said politician to take patriotic offense, and under the influence of alcohol, become belligerent.

    It was basically just a reasonable excuse to punch someone.

  • http://xrrf.blogspot.com simon b

    Yeah, I forgot those heavy metal singers are sensitive and would be genuinely heart by someone making a clearly rhetorical statement in a metal song.

    Doubtless he’d have been equally quick to resort to fisticuffs had, say, he taken up a Mercyful Fate offer to ‘come to the sabbath’ only to discover that Satan wasn’t, in fact, there. Or, if Bailey had done ‘Run to the Hills’, doubtless the audience would have all started charging out towards the rockies?

    If he’d strode up to Bailey and tried to argue that his song was childish and inflamatory, I’d tip my hat to him. Bush supporter punching the crap out of someone? Just confirms my prejudices, I’m afraid.

  • MIKE

    IM A HUGE BLAZE BAYLEY FAN IM FROM USA NO MATTER WHAT WAS SAID AT THAT AGE SHOULDNT BE FIGHTING BESIDES BLAZE IS GREAT SINGER AND ASK FOR THAT SMART ASS REMARK ABOUT HIM SINGING RUN TO THE HILLS HE SINGS QUITE WELL AND HAS DONE THE TROOPER AND WASTED YEARS WITH HIS NEW BAND SOUNDED AWESOME