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Joe McElderry Thinks Rage Against The Machine Sucks

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:03:16 +1100

Joe McElderry thinks Rage Against The Machine Killing In The Name is an awful song.

The X-Factor winner Joe McElderry has said he thinks Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name is "dreadful".

The 18-year-old, who is up against the American rockers for this year's UK Christmas number one, said he was sickened when he heard the track for the first time.

He told the Sun: 'They can’t be serious! I had no idea what it sounded like. It’s dreadful and I hate it. How could anyone enjoy this? Can you imagine the grandmas hearing this over Christmas lunch?

'I wouldn’t buy it. It’s a nought out of ten from me. Simon Cowell wouldn’t like it. They wouldn’t get through to boot camp on The X Factor - they’re just shouting.'

Joe added: 'I will be really disappointed if it doesn’t go to No1 after all the effort I’ve put in to this and winning the show.'
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