Axl Rose pleads for Americans to “vote for a better world” ahead of US election
Rose didn’t specify his support for any particular candidate
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Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has encouraged Americans to vote “for a better world” in today’s US election. Many music figures have been outspoken in their support of either Donald Trump or Joe Biden’s campaign, however Rose stopped short of endorsing any particular candidate.
Writing out his message with some rather poetic formatting on Twitter, Rose said:
“VOTE / Whatever It Takes / VOTE / Take A Side / Make A Stand / VOTE / With Courage / In The Face Of Fear / And Intimidation / VOTE / Through All The Noise / Lies / And Distractions / VOTE / For The Country / For A Better World / For DEMOCRACY
“VOTE / For The Future / Of Our Country / Our Planet / Your Planet / This Planet / The Only / Planet We Have / VOTE / For Those Who Fought, Suffered And Died / To Create And Protect / Your Right To Vote
“VOTE / For Loved Ones / For You / And For US / Together As One / And If It Helps… / Vote knowing There Are Those / Hoping, Praying N’ Counting On / You Won’t / And Would Do Virtually ANYTHING / They Thought They Could Get Away With / To Stop You / VOTE”.
View the thread below.
Whatever It Takes
Take A Side
Make A Stand
In The Face Of Fear
Through All The Noise
For The Country
For A Better World
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 3, 2020
Back in 2018, Axl Rose confirmed that Guns N’ Roses were “opposed” to their music being played at the president’s political rallies, and had “formally requested” it not be featured at any Trump-associated events.
“Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent. Can u say ‘shitbags?!’,” he added. The Rolling Stones, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Neil Young have also requested their music is no longer played at Trump rallies.
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