EU President's 'Road to Hell' Remark Was an AC/DC Refence

Topolanek reveals metalhead sympathies
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2009 4:07 PM CDT
EU President's 'Road to Hell' Remark Was an AC/DC Refence
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek puts on headphones Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.   (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

(Newser) – Politically minded rock fans surely giggled when the Czech PM called President Obama’s stimulus plan a “road to hell.” They’re on to something: Mirek Topolanek, who holds the rotating EU presidency, says he was influenced by a recent AC/DC concert and what he called the band's “cult song” Highway to Hell, reports the New York Times. Topolanek’s prepared remarks for the speech used the phrase “way to destruction.”
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