Rolling Stones unleash new song critical of Bush
Thursday, August 11, 2005
A new song by the British rock bandtitled "Sweet Neo Con" has been stirring a controversy over its lyrics, which are highly critical of the .
"You call yourself a Christian, I call you a hypocrite" is among the verses in "Sweet Neo Con", according to the Magazine. Lead singer commented on the song, saying "It is certainly very critical of certain policies of the administration, but so what! Lots of people are critical." Jagger, however, denies the criticism is directed at Bush.
The song is scheduled for release September 5 on a CD entitled "A Bigger Bang". Jagger told music critic Jude Cole of ExtraTV, "You can't make rock records without a lot of vitality."
The band is scheduled to start a tour in the, starting in , on August 21.
- AP. "Rolling Stones tune takes aim at Bush policies" — , August 9, 2005
- Agence France Presse. "Rolling Stones' song takes a swipe at US neo-cons" — , August 9, 2005
- "Stones Target 'Hypocrites' in New Song" — , August 10, 2005
- Lorraine Ali. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" — , August 15, 2005
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