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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hank 3's Reaction To His Dad's Dumbass Comments

This morning, TMZ got in contact with HW3, the son of Hank Williams Jr., for a comment on Jr.'s criticism of President Obama.  It's clear that the apple falls far from the tree.  Not even in the same orchard.

If you're not familiar with Hank 3, he's the spitting image of his grandfather.  That where the similarities end.  Hank is a musician, but his influences tend to come more from artists that played at CBGB, than those that played at The Grand Ole Opry.  His sound is a mishmash of country, metal and punk.  It's easy to guess that politically, his views are polar opposites than his fathers.

When asked of his political views, he said that he was "a musician, not a politician".  He also said that most musicians are "not worthy" of political discussion.  The one exception?  "The only person out there worthy of mixing political views and music is Jello Biafra."

Jello Biafra is the lead singer, and co-founder, of the punk band The Dead Kennedys.  After the band's demise, Biafra turned to politics, becoming a prominent figure in the Green Party.

While Hank didn't mention his father directly in the interview, he got his point across.  Williams should have kept his mouth shut.

This is a video of Hank, with his band Assjack, singing their song, 'Cocaine':