No Sympathy For The Devil

Speaking of Zeppelin, have you guys heard how much Pope Benedict XVI hates rock ‘n’ roll?

In November of ’96, Vatican hardliner Cardinal Ratzinger warned that heavy metal was an “instrument of the Devil” and endangered young people’s souls. The future Pope (who was in Opus Dei, Da Vinci Code stizz!) singled out these groups as the worst offenders…

  • Pink Floyd
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Queen
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Black Sabbath
  • The Beatles
  • Alice Cooper
  • AC/DC
    … and of course …
  • The Eagles
He called upon members of heavy metal bands to “purify themselves” and posited that AC/DC “referred not to alternating current or even bisexuality, but to the satanic phrase ‘Antichrist, Death to Christ.'” [UPDATE: Rob points out that this quote was attributed to an unnamed Vatican official, not da Pope. Which I should’ve realized, d’oh. Thanks Rob!]

I miss the old Pope. That dude was really open minded when it came to music.

In all fairness Don Henley could be the Antichrist. I guess there’s no way to know for sure. Which Eagles song do guys think is MOST Satanic?

Also someone should tell Lindsay Lohan she’s going to hell.