Ke$ha Is Obsessed With Rock N' Roll

The foxy pop star just outdid herself with a very respectable list of favourite songs, albums and jokes.

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Ke$ha, the pop singer full of L.A. swagger, just got a lot hotter after revealing her real love of rock n' roll.

Hands up: how many of you can claim to own "An original vintage Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction T-shirt." No-one? Well, Ke$ha does. "I bought it off a guy called Evil Ed who was wearing it at a dive bar in Nashville one night," she told Spin magazine.

She continued with her favorite song: "Iggy Pop's Real Wild Child.' It's the last song I play before I walk onstage and the first song I play when I get off stage," and her favorite album is "Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline. He is one of the most amazing songwriters ever and I grew up listening to him. I have always been inspired by the honesty in his lyrics."

She adds "I love Girl from the North Country Fair' [sic] with Johnny Cash; it's one of my favorite songs of all time. It is one of the absolute best things you could ever hear."

Top marks, but we didn't expect a surprise like this. Next she'll be saying she'd like to ride a narwhal in the jungle, naked - oh wait, she said that too.

We'll leave on her favorite joke: "What's the last thing you want to hear after giving Willie Nelson a blow job?

"I'm not Willie Nelson."

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    JordanDH
    Silversleep wrote: ITT: Successful pop-star is actually a human being and has diverse tastes, while site users who have accomplished nothing assume it must be a charade.
    Love this. I love country music. I love blues. I love jazz. I love electronica. I don't make any of them. But I enjoy them. Is that difficult for anyone to understand?
    thewho65
    All calculated image, but you have to admit there's part of her trashiness that's titillating.
    Dumpster510
    She loves rock...but chooses to make pop. That makes a TONNN of sense. This is why corporate music sucks.
    mjosephw52
    [quote] Ke$ha Is Obsessed With Rock N' Roll Then why is her music so ****ing horrible? If she was a rock and roll artist like she's supposedly obssessed with, who know if she would be halfway decent. But goddamn, her music is so bad, just like every other talentless pop artist out there.
    \,,/Slayer/,,/
    How come all this mainstream people are saying they like rock? First Lady Gaga, Now her. Whos next? Justin Bieber saying hes influenced by s;ayer or cannibal corpse?
    SilverSpurs616
    I was gonna comment with, "Didn't Gaga say the same thing the other week?" and then found the 47 other mentions already made. Silly attempt at gaining more fans. GaGa I like. This *****? lol
    Silversleep
    ITT: Successful pop-star is actually a human being and has diverse tastes, while site users who have accomplished nothing assume it must be a charade.
    Shreddie-Sharp
    Dumpster510 : She loves rock...but chooses to make pop. That makes a TONNN of sense. This is why corporate music sucks. She's smart.. pop is the stuff that sells today! and well.. she just wanna earn money instead of making music ;
    SoA_Joseph
    ShameofaNation wrote: Why doesn't she MAKE rock n roll then? Huh?
    Let's recall how well that played out with Lil' Wayne.
    JD2k9
    Salvo416 wrote: anyone think of gene simmons when looking at her pic? lol
    You'd probably get less STDs from Gene Simmons...
    Vitor_vdp
    I think the difference between now and maybe 10 or 15 years ago is that the availability of music. Whoever is not happy with what the mainstream gives them, can look further, and there is space for every genre of music to be appreciated, but still people complain about how they get "annoyed" by certain genres.
    metalgod96
    alvich wrote: Thienskater wrote: ShameofaNation wrote: Why doesn't she MAKE rock n roll then? Huh? She doesn't have the talent. She relies too much on auto-tune. yeah i think that too
    Christ on a stick, even her speaking parts have the s**t auto-tuned out of them!
    thecrusher1234!
    JordanDH wrote: Silversleep wrote: ITT: Successful pop-star is actually a human being and has diverse tastes, while site users who have accomplished nothing assume it must be a charade. Love this. I love country music. I love blues. I love jazz. I love electronica. I don't make any of them. But I enjoy them. Is that difficult for anyone to understand?
    Open minds!!?? in my UG comment section!?! GTFO and take your wisdom and understanding with you
    Patrick L
    Wow, a popular artist with a generic taste in music. I R s0 ImPr3sSeD!!1one!1
    NoInnerKind
    Patrick L wrote: Wow, a popular artist with a generic taste in music. I R s0 ImPr3sSeD!!1one!1
    Everything is generic on this site. You could like polka mixed with some blues, death metal, bit of rap, some reggae, jazz, rock and it'd still be boring and generic. Nothing pleases you people.
    TheRealEffect
    The "awesome rock bands" she named suck ass anyway. Guns and Roses is extremely overrated, Iggy Pop is complete shit, and the only good artist she mentioned is Johnny Cash. Kesha can just jump off a cliff for all I care.
    thecrusher1234!
    Ghost_Dancer wrote: Armagedn wrote: hahahahahahahaha. This website is full of the biggest hipsters in the world. All you close-minded metalheads count as hipsters, in my book. C'mon man, we were all 16 once.
    try 12 years old then come back to me seriously "she doesn't have the talent to play rock n roll" get fvcking real, most mediocre rock n roll that you kiddies worship is based around the same chord progressions, chord shapes, scales, licks and has been wallowing in its own mediocre filth for over two decades I've said it once and I'll say it again, UG is filled with kids that feel like they're a part of a secret club. Pop artist aren't allowed (and for the record, Tik Tok is a damn catchy song, and I would listen to it over "Teh OrigInAl Guns N Roses" any day)
    Tripazoidal1
    About every 10 years it changes, and it's coming....hip hop and rock will be the top genre's, its just time to switch again....mark my words
    lVlaniac
    i dont understand the popularity of this artist. Its not like she can sing, she just speaks at a rithm with heavy autotune. In any case it seems that shes not as welcomed as Gaga on the pop world so she better go into another real to gather fans and the second best alternative is align herself with rock cuz honestly, she would align herself with rap or metal
    Henkdemachtige
    Who the **** is Ke$ha? Why the **** is the S a $? And why the hell is it news that she likes music. What the **** is going on.
    Niiko_Xeneize
    She doesn't even "sing", her voice sounds like she's just whining, it's terrible... Also, how is this news??? I also like rock, can I be on UG???
    Horsedick.MPEG
    natuMzzri wrote: I think if kesha was Sooo obsessed with rock and roll, her influence would show in her own work, which it doesn't at all. So this is just an example of how people use pop to get rich and popular. And does anyone see the bob dylan influence in her lyrics? I'm not really a dylan fan, but I'm pretty sure that he didn't write about being the party crasher and acting like a ***** all the time. To the previous comment challenging someone to write a pop song. It's obviously not hard because that's why everyone uses it to get rich quick. Simple drumbeat. Same song structure. Pathetic, high school drama lyrics. Whiny, annoying lyrics. They all have these things. All you need to do to make it catchy is to make it cliche. Ok, I'm done.
    I'm giving you 3 days to write a successful Pop song, 3 days. I want it PMed to me and you have 3 more days to get rich off of it. Starting.... NOW
    Chronologo
    he's more obsessed with money,thus she makes that stupid music, she even has $ in her name...
    blueboxdoctor
    nickl11 wrote: If Ke$ha and Gaga really loved rock like they claim to, wouldn't they be composing music for that genre? oh wait, you need actualy skills to accomplish that, whoops.
    Well Gaga said in an interview that when she writes her music she writes it first as rock music, then turns it into whatever she wants since she's probably a better musician than you. Regardless, I do love the comments here just like for the same article on Gaga (and miley cyrus for that matter). I'm still convinced UG just puts these things on here so that people can rip on them. Granted, this isn't really news at all, but far too many people are hating on pop artists/stars anymore. Gaga and Kesha worked their way up just like a rock artist, and because it may not be someones preferred genre there's no use trying to tear it apart.
    Horsedick.MPEG
    blueboxdoctor wrote: nickl11 wrote: If Ke$ha and Gaga really loved rock like they claim to, wouldn't they be composing music for that genre? oh wait, you need actualy skills to accomplish that, whoops. Well Gaga said in an interview that when she writes her music she writes it first as rock music, then turns it into whatever she wants since she's probably a better musician than you. Regardless, I do love the comments here just like for the same article on Gaga (and miley cyrus for that matter). I'm still convinced UG just puts these things on here so that people can rip on them. Granted, this isn't really news at all, but far too many people are hating on pop artists/stars anymore. Gaga and Kesha worked their way up just like a rock artist, and because it may not be someones preferred genre there's no use trying to tear it apart.
    That's because people on the internet think that their opinion is highly intelligent in all aspects and feel proud of themselves for trying to make it a proven fact that ___ sucks.
    Seref
    Blech. I suppose talking to a beat has been considered art since the 90s, innit?
    SharpShoot3r07
    fenderstrattele wrote: too bad her own music is filled with autotune, I guess she has rock 'n roll attitude but if her music would have been a little more rock n' roll she could have converted some pop fans into rock 'n roll fans. (same goes for lady gaga)
    Sorry hunny. Gaga doesn't touch auto tune.
    MyUserName777
    blueboxdoctor wrote: nickl11 wrote: If Ke$ha and Gaga really loved rock like they claim to, wouldn't they be composing music for that genre? oh wait, you need actualy skills to accomplish that, whoops. Well Gaga said in an interview that when she writes her music she writes it first as rock music, then turns it into whatever she wants since she's probably a better musician than you. Regardless, I do love the comments here just like for the same article on Gaga (and miley cyrus for that matter). I'm still convinced UG just puts these things on here so that people can rip on them. Granted, this isn't really news at all, but far too many people are hating on pop artists/stars anymore. Gaga and Kesha worked their way up just like a rock artist, and because it may not be someones preferred genre there's no use trying to tear it apart.
    I'm sure Gaga actually worked her way up but I can almost guarantee Ke$ha had sex with almost every person in the music business to get where she is. Ke$sha's whole "image" relies on picking crap out of the garbage and wearing it. I'm willing to recognize talent in genres I hate but I fail to see any talent at all in Ke$sha. The reason these articles attract so much hate is because it's a widely different music genre on a mostly metal/rock site. You can guarantee if there was metal band citing a certain pop star as an influence on a pop site, it'd gain just as much criticism. These comments are always really entertaining though.
    CydoniaKnight95
    Fuck her i could understand Lady Gaga... at least she makes some pretty innovative music even if it is pretty soulless but Ke$ha is absolute rubbish I mean seriously... We R Who We R? Stupid and slutty
    sergiozaciu
    Lady Gaga seriously makes sense to me since i see some artistic integrity and her overall talent. But Ke$ha has stupid lyrics, simplistic songs and just a massive slut image, and thats about it. I find it funny that someone who sings such ridiculously simplistic songs love Bob Dylan, makes me realize that shes the ***** of some studio, im sure she'd write different music if she'd be allowed to.
    hemibell
    This doesn't surprise me. It's really interesting to read interviews with her. She seems a really genuine person and quite intelligent, not naive. Of course you wouldn't think it listening to her music. Seems with the saturation of female solo artists this happens a lot. Frankie Sanford from The Saturdays is actually a GlassJAw fan.
    Ghost_Dancer
    Armagedn wrote: hahahahahahahaha. This website is full of the biggest hipsters in the world. All you close-minded metalheads count as hipsters, in my book.
    C'mon man, we were all 16 once.
    Disturbed_EMG
    Ke$ha, the pop singer full of L.A. swagger, just got a lot hotter after revealing her real love of rock n roll.
    No, this just makes me hate her even more. I'm so sick of these pop stars saying they love rock or any other decent forms of music, but they continue making their shit excuses for music rather than playing real stuff.
    sergiozaciu
    whats with UG posting articles about pop artists liking rock? damn brainwashing propaganda if you ask me
    LP94
    bambi_slaughter wrote: Kesha: "Shit, that Gaga chick is getting more publicity because she likes rock! Maybe i should name some old rock songs people know and get some of that sweet publicity myself! Buy an old t-shirt because some guy claims its vintage, aw **** yea!"
    ^ This x100
    kunkushin
    sergiozaciu wrote: whats with UG posting articles about pop artists liking rock? damn brainwashing propaganda if you ask me
    ^agreed, it's either that or they've figured out that half the people on here are just looking for something to bitch about, give em what they want.
    Horsedick.MPEG
    Disturbed_EMG wrote: Ke$ha, the pop singer full of L.A. swagger, just got a lot hotter after revealing her real love of rock n roll. No, this just makes me hate her even more. I'm so sick of these pop stars saying they love rock or any other decent forms of music, but they continue making their shit excuses for music rather than playing real stuff.
    There is no such think as "real music" or "real stuff"
    Armagedn
    hahahahahahahaha. This website is full of the biggest hipsters in the world. All you close-minded metalheads count as hipsters, in my book.