January 18, 2005


Let's See How Much Play This Story Gets:

(probably not very much* since it didn't happen at a Democratic event)
You might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came Tuesday at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience.

No nudity was involved, but the Vince Neil-style profanity probably didn't win rock band Fuel any fans at the Federal Communications Commission, nor from the parents at the concert. Now the Pennsylvania band is just hoping the concert, "America's Future Rocks Today," wasn't aired live.

Borrowing a word from Motley Crue's Neil, the lead singer of Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language."

The FCC is investigating Neil's wish to band mate Tommy Lee for a "Happy ----ing New Year," which aired live on NBC on New Year's Eve.
Oh please tell me it aired live...please, please please.

By the way, the concert hall was only "half-full" according to Launch. I guess the "Future" didn't feel much like rockin' today...

*Update: Went to Fuel's website and it looks like their latest album is called "Natural Selection." And check out Brett's special Christmas message from the site:
HO! HO! HO! MERRY MO FUGGIN' CHRISTMAS!!! Hope everyone is doing great out there and that you have all been naughty, it's alot more fun than being nice.
Brett goes on to say he hasn't seen much of "Abby" (who I'm guessing is his girlfriend) because her band SLUNT (!) has been opening for Marilyn Manson (!!!). Brett ends his message with this:
Oh, and if you call me a dork again, I'll hunt you all down like the dogs that you are and burn your fucking houses down!!! Awe hell, I'm just kidding. Peace, love and all that shit, Brett
This foul-mouthed, godless, anti-creationist band is definitely not going to go over well with the American Family Association, the folks responsible for getting Kid Rock "uninvited" from this very same event. This story might get some play after all. I'm just wondering why nobody in the Bush camp bothered to take 5 seconds to Google these guys before booking them. But then again, look at the bang-up job they did vetting Bernie Kerik, a job headed by our next attorney-general (oy), Alberto Gonzales.

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