Is it weird that Carrie Underwood is in G'nR now? I mean, for reals? She popped up on stage at the Stagecoach Festival back in April and now again at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London where the former American Idol contestant performed "Sweet Child O Mine" then returned for 'Paradise City" during the encore. I, like others who love rock n' roll, have had to adjust to the idea that people who were in a TV sing-off can play that card all the way to stardom without the process of 'paying their dues'. Music promoters seem to love the idea of letting someone else do the heavy lifting for an act, then just swooping in for the hype. They especially seem to like the made-to-order influencer culture that brings those artists already styled and choreographed for big ticket shows. Carrie Underwood is talented, I'm sure, though I've never seen her on account of not liking Country music. Adam Lambert has filled the void that was left behind in Queen with the death of Freddie. But he'll never be Freddie Mercury. That charisma was honed through years of character-building fails that eventually gave birth to Queen. So, I guess what I'm saying is, WTF? What's the connection that binds Carrie Underwood and GnR? ! I also don't want Mylie Cyrus in Metallica. Country music seems all to comfortable co-opting Rock n Roll's loud rebellious spirit. I think it's time someone told them to stay in their lane.