186: Led Zeppelin: What Are They Doing Now?
   

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I'm getting much better at drawing famous people, these guys look awesome.  Hipster John Paul Jones might be my best invention yet.  After Led Zeppelin's reunion show in 2007, the band started talking about recording and touring together again.  Robert Plant didn't want to do it, though, so they auditioned Myles Kennedy, and even started writing music with him.  Then they just kinda said fuck it, giving up on the project, and leaving the world without a Myles Kennedy-fronted Led Zeppelin.  My heart crumbles every time I think about it.  Y U NO ZEPPELIN?!

Alright, as promised a couple new bands and artists for you guys today!  The first artist is a favorite of the Sultan's, and he wanted me to tell you all about him.  His name is Tony Vincent, a rock singer who became famous on broadway for his part in Green Day's show, "American Idiot", and as the lead role in Queen's "We Will Rock You."  Here's a couple videos to showcase his different abilities; first is a live performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody", sung by the broadway cast, and accompanied by Queen.  And next is him singing the Green Day song "Know Your Enemy", where he gets to rock out a lot more.  And the next band I have for you guys today comes from Maria from Germany.  This is a Swedish power metal band called Dream Evil, and their badass song, "Fire! Batlle! In Metal!"

And now, I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to all of you.  Last week I openly endorsed the Kony 2012 project in my post after watching Invisible Children's video.  I felt inspired and I got wrapped up in the sensationalism of it all, and even asked you all to help donate to the charity.  But very soon after putting up that endorsement, I received numerous emails about all the controversy surrounding the organization, and how it might be harmful in its methods.  Needless to say, the more legitimate critiques of the project I heard, the less enthusiastic I became, until finally I no longer agreed with providing a public endorsement.  Visiting that comic of mine now, you will find a re-edited post about the project, after I was forced to redact many of my statements.

Th whole experience made me feel incredibly stupid - not for getting wrapped up in the sansationalism, but because I had endorsed the project without doing any background checks or analysis beforehand.  I feel as though I've embarrassed myself, and for that I sincerely apologize.  Here's a video that humorously portrays how confusing and irritating this whole controversy has been for everyone, to help better explain my embarrassment.  I'd like to thank all the people I heard from about Kony 2012, including Georgia from Australia, Michael from Panama, Ele from Spain, and Aaron from I-Don't-Know.  I hope you will all forgive me for my haste, it did not speak well of me.  I will see you all tomorrow with more comics and music!

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