Remember the whole brouhaha last week surrounding Ethan Hawke's Rolling Stone story about Kris Kristofferson, in which he describes a scene at a 2003 concert in which Kristofferson allegedly chewed out an unnamed star who "had a monster radio hit about bombing America's enemies back into the Stone Age"? And how Tennessean music writer Peter Cooper commented on Hawke's oddly evasive tactics in omitting the star's name, which may have rhymed with Moby Teeth? And how Toby Keith went on a bizarre tirade denouncing Cooper in front of a gaggle of reporters at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and denied the incident ever happened? And then erroneously claimed Kristofferson denied it too, even though Kris simply said he didn't remember?
Well yesterday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a seemingly routine preview of Kris Kristofferson's April 14 concert at the Pantages Theatre, which included the following segment:
The Rolling Stone story brought a denial from Keith last week. And Kristofferson himself has retreated from the situation.
"Actually, I like Toby Keith, but I don't agree with his politics," said Kristofferson, who will perform tonight in Minneapolis. "There are a lot things in artistry that transcend politics."
He says he doesn't even remember the exchange with Keith, but his wife does. "That's something that happened six years ago," he said, "and I can't even remember what I had for breakfast."
Don't feel bad, though, Toby. We kinda knew the truth all along. If you're half the man you pretend to be, maybe it's time to offer Peter Cooper an apology, no?
Or are you going to say to Kristofferson's wife, Lisa Meyers, what you said to Cooper--that she's "in default"? (By the way, she's an attorney, so maybe she can explain to you what "in default" really means.)