In an exclusive interview for this week’s Q Magazine, Osama Bin Laden reveals why he is giving up a lifetime of terrorist activity and going back on the road with his rockabilly band The Jumpin' Jehads.
'It was fun while it lasted' explained the former Mujahedeen leader 'but there comes a time in every man's life when he asks himself 'is the destruction of western society and death of all infidels really enough' and I have to say NO, it's not.
So I thought if I don't get the band back together and give it one more try, I will regret it for the rest of my life.
I could stay here in the Peshawar comfort zone where my fan base is guaranteed.
But I want to hear the screams of an audience that have been knocked over by our playing, not by having their legs blown off by a landmine. I want to see people on their feet, not separated from them.
I want to lose the beard, grease my hair and grow the quiff again, wear a check shirt and chinos, just like in the old days before I got into all this fundamentalist shit.
It has been so long now, I can't even remember the last time we played 'Happy IEDs' live.
Bin Laden was one of the first artists to utilise the power of video to promote his early work, although the trade mark beheading scenes now look tame in comparison with today's MTV gangsta rap artists such as Fundy Mentol, Nyfcryme and De’epcutz.
Concerns that The Jehad stage show might no longer be relevant in today’s youth orientated market were played down by the band, now all in their mid 50’s. ‘We were the first band to make the cover of America’s Most Wanted and we’ve been a regular on the show ever since’. said explosives expert and fiddle player Saheed Malawjhi ‘I don’t see that changing just because we gotten a little older’
With all the big money in merchandising these days, Bin Laden has lost no time in bringing out his own range of sweat shirts and ball caps featuring the familiar JJ logo, complete with sharp metal fragment accessories and an authentic toluene aroma.
‘We think they look pretty cool’ said Laden ‘they are on sale in the foyer during the show. But for Christ sakes don’t press the little green JJ logo while we are on stage. Wait ‘till you get down on the subway where the acoustics are better.
We have been working on some new songs to tour with, what do you think of this one so far
‘You gave us Elvis and Three Steps to Heaven
But we got our own back with ol’ 9/11 ‘
I kinda' like it
Bin Laden set to dust off dungarees
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