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Rock Idols-- debunked and/or deconstructed
Music Celebs Mixed
"With special emphasis on the self-important, the overrated, the hypocritical, and the supposedly profound. (If they've ever mentioned Rimbaud and poetry, they're probably in here)."
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According to one biographer, who spent his last days in his bedroom in a drug-induced stupor, eating bacon and mashed potatoes with his fingers, and watching his favorite films on videotape?
Which icon of the 60s expatiated on the importance of watching the "parking meters", and advanced the hypothesis that the pump didn't work "cause the vandals took the handles"?
Which Brit rocker, in 1979, used a racial epithet to characterize James Brown, and in the same discussion (rant?) (harangue?) referred to Ray Charles as "a blind, ignorant, n------"?
Who humbly observed, "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink ... We're more popular than Jesus Christ now"?
Who led off a song called "The Soft Parade" with a faux-profound rumination about seminarians and whether or not one could "petition the Lord with prayer"?
Papa John Phillips
Which supposed friend of the downtrodden, voice of the voiceless, spokesman for disenfranchised blue-collar America, blah, blah, blah, was sued by two of his longtime roadies who claimed (in essence) that he refused to pay them money that he owed them?
Jon Bon Jovi
Which musician, at or near the height of his fame in the late 70s, was once heard to declaim in substance (in response to a question about how his music compared to punk rock), that while punk rock made heroes out of punks, his music made punks out of heroes?
Which band gained some fame (and perhaps greater infamy) for going "The Soft Parade" one better, taking even longer mock-profound maunderings ("New mother picks up and suckles her son/Senior citizens wish they were young") and putting 'em at the END of the song?
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The Moody Blues
Who, in 2002, described Sony Music Chairman Tommy Mottola as a "mean racist ... very,very devilish" and prattled on about recording companies doing "everything they can ... against the black artists"?
Who has not yet anointed himself "The Virtuoso Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Some Lesser Form of Royalty," though god knows he might?
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