Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | July 5, 2007

Gore rock stars: “who cares what we think…”

The group Artic Monkeys were snubbed by Gore as one of the “chosen” to be featured at one of the Live earth concerts. Could it be because they are honest, and have not been patronizing to Gore and bunch in order to appear on one of the seven, whoops, six concerts on the 7th. Rio De Janero pulled out for security reasons, but Al is hoping for a change of mind. Yep, a judge ruled the show will go on. But, Istanbul dropped out last month for lack of interest. And ticket sales all over have been sluggish.

Rock group Arctic Monkeys have become the latest music industry stars to question whether the performers taking part in Live Earth on Saturday are suitable climate change activists.

“It’s a bit patronising for us 21 year olds to try to start to change the world,” said Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, explaining why the group is not on the bill at any of Al Gore‘s charity concerts.

“Especially when we’re using enough power for 10 houses just for (stage) lighting. It’d be a bit hypocritical,” he told AFP in an interview before a concert in Paris.

Bass player Nick O’Malley chimes in: “And we’re always jetting off on aeroplanes!”

Roger Daltrey, singer from 1970s British rock band The Who, told British newspaper The Sun in May that “the last thing the planet needs is a rock concert.”

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Do you think any of these snubbed rock star comments will appear on the major networks? It would be a great place to put a commercial starring these guys and their comments right in the middle of the breaks during NBC’s 75 hours of televised Gore pandering. Oh, If I had the money. It would be right in line with the wannabe again Fairness Doctrine, so who could object?


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