Monday, April 24, 2006

Mick Jagger vs Dubya in Austria

"Mick Beats George to Suite"

Forty licks ... Jagger refuses to give up room for Bush
Stony reception ... Jagger has grabbed Imperial booking

By Thomas Whitaker,
Online Sun, Showbiz Reporter,,,2-2006180696,00.html

President George Bush can’t get no satisfaction — after Mick Jagger grabbed [ha, planned ahead!] his hotel room.

The Rolling Stone splashed out £3,600 [approx $5K) a night for the suite days before the US leader tried to book it.

Now Mick, 62, who has been a fierce critic of the Bush-led war in Iraq, is refusing to give it up.

The veteran rocker hired the luxury Royal Suite at the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vienna, Austria, for June when the Stones are due to play a gig in the city.

Bush’s aides then tried to book it to tie in with a summit meeting.

But Mick put his foot down and insisted he was keeping the booking.

A source close to the millionaire singer said last night: “White House officials wanted to reserve the suite and all the other rooms on the first floor. But Mick and the Stones had already booked every one of them. Bush’s people seemed to be under the impression that they would just hand over the suites but there was no way Mick was going to do that.”

The classically-designed suite is said to be among the top 100 hotel rooms in the world. It boasts a 7 ft 4 in bed, chandeliers and oil paintings.

Former presidents Ronald Reagan, John Kennedy and George Bush Snr all stayed there while they were in office.

The hotel last night admitted US secret service agents vetted the accommodation — and confirmed that Bush would no longer be staying there.

An American Embassy official refused to say where he was now staying for “security reasons.”

Mick takes a swipe at Bush, 59, on the latest Stones album “A Bigger Bang,” savaging his Iraq War policy.

[my comments: Rock is mighter than W!! What if enough people said, "HELL NO, WE WON'T GO"? Remember, the PUBLIC caused the Vietnam War to end, not the government.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great ceaser's ghost!

This is the first relevent thing the old geezer's done since "Exile".

11:39 AM  

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