Monday, August 22, 2005


With the Rolling Stones now desperately trying to back-pedal on their song Sweet Neo-con in the face of disapproval from Fox News, a second front in the political crisis for Jagger has opened up with the band's belated discovery that Angela Merkel is using 'Angie' as her campaign song in the German general election:

'We didn't grant permission,' said a spokesman for the band. 'We are surprised that permission was not requested. If it had been, we would have said no.'

Yes, god forbid anyone might think the Stones actually have an opinion. Curiously, though, permission actually does appear to have been granted - the Christian Democrats claim they approached Gema, who deal with music rights in Germany; Gema apparently didn't see a problem.

Meanwhile, a woman was injured at the first night of the Stones' world tour in Boston when she fell from the rafters at the Fenway Park venue. She'd been spotted dangling, but lost her grip before the fire brigade could rescue her.


Anonymous said...

Hmm, that'll be the same Angie that contains the line "Angie, you're beautiful, but ain't it time we said goodbye" then? She's hardly selected a ringing endorsement of her political future, has she? Never mind the bit about "All the dreams we held so close all seemed to go up in smoke".

Anonymous said...

Dear BBC, it's hugely flattering when you build news stories around NoRock comment posts but do try to make it less obvious....

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