“That was a long fucking four years,” writes Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace on Twitter, perfectly summing up the rock world’s mood today as Donald Trump departs from the White House and Joe Biden is officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
As Joe and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in, the new president announced in his inaugural address that, “We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again, not to meet yesterday’s challenges but today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.”
He also spoke of the importance of unity – a feeling that is undoubtedly shared by many in the rock and metal community. “I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days,” the new president said. “I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real. I also know they are not new.
“Unity is the path forward.”
As you’ll see below, it’s not just the more politically-minded musicians such as Laura who have been reacting and welcoming in Joe Biden and his ideals (as well as giving Trump a virtual goodbye) – practically everyone in the rock world has got something to say…
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Posted on January 20th 2021, 5:49p.m.