The Pontiff gives the Beatles one thumb up, turns Axl Rose into pillar of salt.
IN THE NEWS – The Associated Press reported Nov. 23 that the Vatican is praising the Beatles’ musical legacy. The Vatican’s official newspaper and radio noted the 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ “White Album.” It said the album demonstrated how creative the Beatles were, compared with what it called the “standardized, stereotypical” songs being produced today.
COMMENTARY: But Pope Benedict XVI had a less growing review of Guns N’ Roses new release, Chinese Democracy. The Pope said the new release “lacked the vibrant energy of the band’s first album, Appetite For Destruction, and falls short of what headbangers had been hankering for – hard core guitar riffs mixed with the haunting screeches of front man Axl Rose.” The Vatican said the Pope’s full review could be read at his Web site, “WhyinthehellamItalkingaboutcontemporarymusic.blogspot.com.”