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- Posted on May 7th 2007 1:00PM by Gaylord Fields
In the theme song of their hit '60s TV series, the Monkees claim they're "too busy singing to put anybody down." Then it must stand to figure that Monkeeman Peter Tork hasn't been doing enough vocalizing as of late, as he has taken the time to direct a few choice words at Rolling Stone editor and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame co-founder Jann Wenner for what Tork perceives as the music mogul standing in the way of the original Prefab Four's rock immortality.
The mad Monk then pointed out that Hall of Famers the Sex Pistols ('I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone') and likely future Famers Run-DMC ('Mary, Mary') have covered Monkees tunes, and that R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, a 2007 inductee, has long been a champion of the group, who in their heyday had met some criticism for being assembled at a casting call and for not playing its own instruments on early recordings.
Tork sees it this way: "I've not heard the slightest murmur about the Monkees being fake," he said. "Everybody's forgotten it, except Wenner. He's been vicious."