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British Supermarket Apologizes Over Use Of Rage Against The Machine

British supermarket chain Asda has issued a public apology after one of their staff members played the Rage Against The Machine song, "Killing In The Name Of" during the stores opening hours. The shoppers in the town of Preston seemingly were not too happy about their local supermarket airing a song which contains the word "fuck" sixteen times.

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1. DaveTheViking writes:

Clearly no metal fans shop at asda. Dont be fooled though not all us brits are so easily offended

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Considering Asda mainly is filled with mothers and old women, I wouldn't imagine it'd go down well at all. But really, they were right to apologize over this. Plenty of little kids get brought into Asda everyday and I wouldn't want my kids coming out of a shop screaming "f*** you I won't do what you tell me" when I only went in for some bog roll and bread. Just 'cause some little nobhead doesn't like his crappy job, doesn't mean he can put on a song where he knows how much swearing there is. And you know he was giggling his arse off as he put it on too.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

FUK'EM!!!!!!!!!!

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 8:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. americanpatriot1 writes:

I've hung out with quite a few Brits in my day, and yes, not much offends you guys...except the French.

NP: Megadeth= Good Mourning Black Friday

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kali writes:

I think the Brit's are not the only one's offended by the French, A.P! Hahaha!

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. That_One_Guy writes:

If I had children and took them to that supermarket, I'd be p***ed off too, to be honest.

Now playing: Megadeth - "Peace Sells"

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. americanpatriot1 writes:

Good one Kali!

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

I HATE RATNM. The original nu-metal band. They are more rap than rock, the guitarist went to Harvard on a minority college bond than hsa the nerve to say the US is unfair.

Now playing- Neil Diamond- Crackin Rosie or whatever it is called

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. americanpatriot1 writes:

Bruno: All these faux socio-political bands are ignorant. They rant and rave about how unfair and unjust we are, yet they don't realize that people have died to give them the right to spew their anti-American sentiments. SOAD are right in the mix with this group. The only difference is SOAD managed to have a few really good songs.

NP: Static X= Fix

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. That_One_Guy writes:

I don't agree with a lot of political bands, but I actually like RATM and SOAD.. not something I can listen to often, though, with either band...

Now playing: Pantera - "Revolution Is My Name" (still!)

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. That_One_Guy writes:

I should really say I like their music, not their views.. felt the need to clarify that.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 12:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bbristowe writes:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

"It sad f*** 16 times"

lololololololololololololololololololol

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. btbamfav20 writes:

hahaha that's funny, that guy obviously was trying to get fired or something! or maybe get the rest of the day off cuz he had plans lol

"It sad f*** 16 times" haha priceless!

now listening to: The Pain Is Still Mine - Ihsahn

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Kuztov writes:

I don't see what the big deal is.....I personally wouldn't have a fit over it, I would tell my child "See, that's what decent music is, not that whiny new music about who f***ed who and how said person f***ed the other person." Now, old ladies on the other hand with say their grand daughter....That's a different story. Whoever said just cause he didn't like his job so he played that, that probably isn't true. He played it cause it's good music lol.
There is a radio version of the song he could have played though. >;.>;

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kali writes:

I wonder why he couldn't have atleast played the etited version? We all know where Zack says fvck, and he (the employee) could have sang it under his breath.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

American Patriot- I beg to differ about SOAD. I am a big fan of all of their work.

Now playing- SOAD Prison Song

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. americanpatriot1 writes:

Bruno: Not all is bad with SOAD. "Aerials" is a fantastic song.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

American Patriot- It is funny, SOAD and RATM usually get lumped together, but most Rage fans hate System and vice versa. I am evidence of that. I cannot stand Tom Morello. The guy wears communist sh** all the time and is open about his support for the Communist Manifesto. I really do not understand why he does not move to Cuba or China.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KORNDOGG writes:

Rage kicks ass, and im not "anti- american", neither are they, they are against the f***ed up government( who really is f***ed up). They dont bash the men and women who have died for this country. Your Facts are twisted.

PS- system sucks d***, fa**ot a$$ sounds like a goat being f***ed in the ass.....f*** SOAD

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Korn Dawg- Thank you for proving my point. You also like Korn also. I rest my case.

PS- Your last sentence was incredibly immature

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kali writes:

Korndogg, do I even want to know how it is that you know what a donkey being fvcked in the a$$ sounds like???

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. KORNDOGG writes:

Bruno- sorry i am not as mature as you, nor will i ever be.............Eat a d*** dude, you dont always have to sound incredibly mature on a site about metal. Who really gives a sh**? And second, if we are talking about eachothers sentences, how about "You also like korn also. I rest my case" First mr mature, how many times are you going to say also, in one f***en sentence? And second, that made no sense since we were not even talking about korn, so way to make no point! And if your point was to say" haha korn sucks, so your an immature idiot and i rest my worthless case" ! Way to be so "mature" yourself, like i havent heard the phrase korn sucks on this site before, real original you sh**head!

PS- Kali, i dont know what one sounds like, but i bet if a goat got raped, it would sound something like the way serge sounds!!!!

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Kuztov writes:

I'm a fan of SOAD and RATM, I cant stand a lot of SOAD but there's also Rage songs I don't like either. Korn, meh i don't care too much for. Tool on the other hand, <;3!

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Korn Dawg- Apology accepted. In the future, at least attempt to come across as an adult.
Read my first sentence in post 18. Then read the first sentence in post 20.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Kuztov- Tool f***in rules.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Saint_Iggy writes:

What is all this 'Rage is un-American' sh*t? They point out what's wrong with country in hopes of it improving. You're not going to get anywhere if you just talk about how perfect the US is a la Sean Hannity. All that does is breed complacency and to quote countless signs in Iraq "Complacency Kills." Personally, I find it refreshing to hear music with an educated political opinion that goes deeper than "F*ck Bush" or "F*ck ____"

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kuztov writes:

Saint - Agreed 100%.

Bruno - Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. americanpatriot1 writes:

Well Bruno, the answer to your question is simple. If they were to move to communist Cuba, not only would they not have freedom of speech, but all the money they currently have, would be transferred over to the state. Then they would be put in line like every one else. Alot of people ask that question of people who dislike this country. If they moved, they damn sure wouldn't be able to speak their minds like they do now. Jane Fonda said she would move to Italy if McCain were elected. Good riddance b****! I'm no fan of McCain, but that would've been worth the whole ride just to have her stinkin' Communist a$$ outta here. Also, China is now a Republic, but just on paper.

# Nov 21, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. rusty strings writes:

cool... maybe next time they should play dying fetus or something to attract more customers... ha3x... this news is a joke

# Nov 22, 2008 @ 5:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Chazz writes:

This is strange news. Why would supermarkets wanna play songs that contain bad words, especially that RATM song?

# Nov 22, 2008 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I agree with a lot of RATM's lyrics. probably because i'm liberal, but whatever. and Communism isn't that bad either, AP, just the leaders of the groups that have used the name. China is basicaly a capitalist country to. Socalism also isn't that bad. I wouldn't mind it if the US was socialist. at least our economy wouldn't be as fvcked up as it is right now.

# Nov 22, 2008 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. americanpatriot1 writes:

Drummer: WOW. Ask anyone who has come from a socialist or communist country and ask how that system worked for them. You know, I hope you make a million bucks, so the socialist govt. can take the vast majority of your money and dole it out to people who did not work for it. I will be the first to say that corporate and political greed have gotten out of hand in this country, but it is still a far cry better than any other system out there. Let's examine communism for a second, shall we? The govt., in their infinite wisdom, decide all by themselves what you will do for a living, where you will live, how much you can make, and what you can or cannot say. They will direct you to stand in lines for a ration of food that they decide on. Not by how much you want or can afford, but what they think is right for you. Yeah, sounds great.

# Nov 22, 2008 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I'm not saying that the countries are right, but the system is. None of the comunist/socialist contries are doing well 'cause they have corupt/dictoral leaders who just SAY that their ccommunist. I'm just saying that the system is good.

# Nov 22, 2008 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. americanpatriot1 writes:

The problem with Communism is, no one gets rewarded. No matter how hard you work, you're still just a sh**heel, because power corrupts. He who holds the money in his hands, will develop a severe case of lockfist.

# Nov 22, 2008 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. That_One_Guy writes:

Communism just doesn't work. Pure and simple.

Now playing: Devildriver - "Bound by the Moon"

# Nov 26, 2008 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

In a real communist government political music like Rage's would be illegal and they would probably hang the Tom Morello's in the middle of the town just to make an example.
When did become cool to be a commie? Are people that afraid to get off their asses and work!
Communism is probably the most evil form of government there is, so I guess it is metal!

# Nov 26, 2008 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. That_One_Guy writes:

I wonder if Tom Morello would still think communism was cool when his a$$ was being hung...?

Now playing: Slayer - "Expendable Youth"

# Nov 26, 2008 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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