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Tuesday 5 March 2013

Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

Dear oh dear.

The often interesting Tom Chivers gets his paunch on in the Telegraph arguing that Justin Bieber isn't very rawk'n'roll for apologising for turning up awfully late to a gig.

Apparently Guns'n'Roses are still doing it and that's what rock'n'roll is all about. He would know being a Guns'n'Roses fan and having been inconvenienced by them on one occasion.

Tom, sweetie. Your projection is showing.

Rock'n'roll was never just about consumption of Jack Daniels/'whizz' and stuffing the punters. Only in a Bullington Club world ... For the rest of us it's just rude. And Bieber is 'rock'n'roll' in the same sense that Macauley Culkin is a method actor.

There are limits. Aka 'cheating' as you may recall Johnny Rotten saying in the Julien Temple footage of the Pistols' last gig.

Grace Jones did this at a gig once in Oz that I was at. Appeared at 4am. That was about money. A diva can get away with it (just about), a pubescent, transcient pop phenom needs to say sorry to look after the income.

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