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Keith Urban enters Rehab, will miss CMA`s

Filed under: Guitar-Antics,Music News — rat October 24, 2006 @ 4:06 pm

38 yr. old Keith Urban (whose talents I like very much) has entered a U.S. rehab facility to de-tox from alchohol addiction. The Grammy-winner, formerly a cocaine addict, said he “deeply regrets the hurt this has caused Nicole”. (Nicole Kidman (Oscar winning actress) who he recently married in Sidney,Australia) Keith having CMA nominations for entertainer of the year and best vocalist, both of which he won in 2005, best single for Better Life, and song of the year for co-writing Tonight I Wanna Cry, is one of the best new artists to come around in a long time. I admire his ability to play awesome leads on his guitar while singing lead at the same time ! I am looking forward to his newest release “Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing” on November 7. He won a Grammy award earlier this year for best male country vocalist for You’ll Think of Me, and was named best male singer by the Academy of Country Music for the second year running. Knowing this business personally and having experienced addictions myself, I can only wish him the best and say that I for one will miss his presence at the CMA awards this November 6. Just remember that “Rehab is for quitters” !  keith urban

Willie Nelson and the war on drugs !

Filed under: Guitar-Antics,Music News — rat October 5, 2006 @ 2:48 am

During a September 18 traffic stop, cops smelled a strong odor of pot emanating from Nelson’s bus. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up about 1-1/2 pounds of pot and a bag of mushrooms. The drugs were later photographed on the hood of a police cruiser. Nelson, 73, and four other bus passengers (ages 75, 59, 54, and 50) were issued misdemeanor drug possession citations and released at the scene. willie nelson
Nelson, 73, has been an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He became famous in the 1970s as part of the outlaw country movement that included influences from rock, jazz and folk music.

I can see why the law would want to go after people like Willie, after all, everyone knows marijuana makes you lazy, while giving you violent criminal behavior. Just look at Willie. The guy just can’t seem to get anything done. Well except maybe being one of the biggest country stars who ever existed, while still touring at his old age. But I mean look how criminal and violent he is, with the joints and all.

Give me a break, the war on drugs is and always has been a waste of time and money not to mention that large %`s of our prisons are filled with non-violent drug offenders and then there are the scores of very sick people who could get much needed relief and appetite from marijuana, but the govt. would rather spend billions on fighting it. I say leave Willie alone he is old enough to do what he wants!

Willie Nelson’s public statement regarding being caught with a bag of
Marijuana earlier this week:
“It’s a good thing I had a bag of Marijuana, instead of a bag of spinach…
I’d be dead by now.”

See Willie`s confiscated stash here !