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When Music, Politics Collide, It's Usually Cringe-Worthy

Rowdy rockers make strange bedfellows for pols

(Newser) - As Barack Obama prepares for an appearance at Lollapalooza this weekend, Radar revisits odd moments when music invaded the political arena. Sometimes scary, sometimes silly, but always strange, here are some highlights:
  • Elvis and Nixon: The King visited the White House and offered to help in the fight against drugged-out
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Willie Bio an Epic of Whiskey, Weed, and Women
Willie Bio an Epic of
Whiskey, Weed, and Women
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Willie Bio an Epic of Whiskey, Weed, and Women

Joe Nick Patoski's biography of Nelson a 'sprawling masterpiece,' says Radar

(Newser) - Joe Nick Patoski hopped aboard Willie Nelson's tour bus more than 35 years ago, and despite the ever-present haze of marijuana smoke, appears to have emerged clear-eyed to write Willie Nelson: An Epic Life. The work is a "sprawling masterpiece" of the Texas hippie, John Clarke Jr. writes in...

Top 10 Celebrity Tax Troubles
 Top 10 Celebrity Tax Troubles 

Top 10 Celebrity Tax Troubles

Wesley Snipes, Willie Nelson (among others) no strangers to the IRS

(Newser) - Tax day can be a hassle, but at least most of us don't have to worry about the glare of the media spotlight, too. Access Hollywood rounds up the top 10 celebrity tax controversies.
  1. Damon Dash: New York State billed the music mogul $2 million.
  2. Joe Francis: Girls Gone Wild
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Willie Nelson's High on Kucinich
Willie Nelson's High on Kucinich

Willie Nelson's High on Kucinich

Singer takes up for candidate in Texas primary flap

(Newser) - White House hopeful Dennis Kucinich has gained Willie Nelson’s support in his federal lawsuit to get on the Texas primary ballot. The Ohio congressman wasn’t having any of the Texas application’s pledge to support the eventual Dem nominee—so he scratched it out. Now Nelson has joined...

Soundtrack Dylan Covers Score
Soundtrack Dylan Covers Score

Soundtrack Dylan Covers Score

Remade songs from 'I'm Not There' packed with great impersonations

(Newser) - In keeping with the movie it supports, the soundtrack for Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There is packed with imitators. Twenty-nine singers cover Dylan tracks on the 34-song tribute, which traces every phase of Dylan’s career—from folk highs to gospel lows—proving each to be “as...

Top 10 Country Music Rebels
Top 10 Country Music Rebels

Top 10 Country Music Rebels

From Hank to the Man in Black, these are country music's biggest tough guys (and gals)

(Newser) - And the roughest toughest country singer is...
  1. Hank Williams
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Willie Nelson
  4. Merle Haggard
  5. Loretta Lynn

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