Katy Perry Sings With The Rolling Stones
I thought I felt a disturbance Saturday night but I chalked it up to too many anchovies on my pizza. Then I picked up the newspaper and realized what I had felt was far worse than bad fish.
On May 11, as part of their “50 And Counting Money Grab Tour,” the Rolling Stones played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. When it came time to perform their classic “Beast of Burden” (from their 1978 masterpiece Some Girls) guess who joined them on stage?
No, it wasn’t Gregory Popovich and his Comedy Pet Theater. That would have been better.
And sadly, it wasn’t an Elvis impersonator.
It was Katy Perry.
As soon as the “Teenage Dream” singer stepped onto that Vegas stage “May 11, 2013” became the “Day the Music Died II: Katy Perry Ruins The Stones.” She now joins an exclusive club of chicks who have ruined legendary British rock bands.
I’m a recovering rock snob but I hold no animosity for pop artist that are more celebrity than performer. Psy is fun. Selena Gomez is cute. Ke$ha is most assuredly a carrier of several different strains of hepatitis.
With that being said, Katy Perry is the worst of the worst and shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence. As the Rolling Stones.
The Rolling Stones are responsible for some of the greatest rock and roll music in the history of the planet: “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Brown Sugar,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” and the entire Exile on Main St. album. Conversely, Katy Perry wrote a song where she rhymed “firework” with the word “worth.”
Katy Perry can’t sing (she has a horrible voice) and she can’t write. Have you ever really listened to her song “Firework?” The first line of the ditty is “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?” That’s not exactly “I’ll never be your beast of burden, My back is broad but it’s a hurting.”
The Stones have been treating their audiences to big-time guest appearances. Gwen Stefani joined the band when they were in Los Angeles and Tom Waits was there when they visited Oakland.
Stefani can actually sing and although I’m not a Tom Waits fan, I understand his place in the annals of music. I don’t understand Katy Perry. She’s not even worthy to take the stage with The Stone Roses.
Of course, we know why Katy Perry got the gig? There are two big reasons. And I’m sure her penchant for English lads didn’t go unnoticed by Mick and company.
After the concert, Katy Perry tweeted: "Yes, I just did gyrated on Mick Jagger. WHAT?! #Stones50."