One of punk rock's most celebrated badasses was actually a republican. During his 2002 inauguration to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
, the Ramones
guitarist said "God bless President Bush and God bless America." He later went on to say that Ronald Reagan was the greatest president in his lifetime, which ended in 2004. (Check out The Ramones' "Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
" for a taste of Ramones political commentary that did not sit well with Johnny.)
He's still technically retired, but Brooks took some time off from... whatever Garth Brooks does when he's not making music, to play Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.
You can hardly call Alice Cooper a shock rocker these days. Sure, he has a history of conjuring up controversy, but now he mostly lives in the Valley, plays golf, makes a hobby of making pudding
, and pretty much keeps to himself. It seems living in Arizona really got to him. In 2008, Cooper said "Sarah Palin is totally a breath of fresh air."
Well, you could call him a flip flopper. Keith is, in fact, a registered Democrat, but just last week, he donated the maximum contribution to Rick Perry's campaign. I just can't beg this guy down.
The "boot in your ass" country music star praised Barack Obama in 2008, calling him the best democratic candidate since Clinton, and puts little nuggets of curiosity out in the press like this quote in 2004:
"People don't realize that I'm a registered Democrat," Keith told the Boston Globe. "They automatically assume that I'm a chest-banging, war-drum-pounding Republican with my military stance."
So really, he's more like a Republicrat.