This sounds redicilous...... Tiger Weekly printed this article as more dixie chicks quotes that they claim they have gotten first hand. This is on page 18 of the April 2-5 issue: I have a hard time believing they are true statements. By Blake Bourquard (A and E editor) "There has been much speculation as to why Groovin' on the Grounds has failed at bringing in artists that LSU has the budget and the means to support. After an announcement made by the Union Program Council Tuesday, those speculations have been thoroughly squashed. "Grammy Award winning country act the Dixie Chicks will be headlining Groovin' on the Grounds this year. "We knew all along we had a great chance to get them, but we wanted to keep it to ourselves in case we messed the deal up. We didn't want that kind of heat from the Tiger Weekly writers," said a student member of the Music and Mayhem committee. Over the past few weeks, the Dixie Chicks have taken a large degree of heat for lead singer Natalie Maines' inflammatory remarks about President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. Tuesday, Tiger Weeekly was able to conduct a phone interview with Dixie Chicks lead woman, Natalie Mains. BB: You've managed to dig quite a pit for yourself with your recent remarks about our Commander- in-Chief. What do you have to say to those out there who are planning boycotts of your albums and concerts? NM: As an American citizen, I feel that it is my right to express my opinion regardless of whether it may be popular or not. BB: Did you ever stop to think about the possible back-lash that would result from what you said? NM: Personally, I could care less what everyone thinks about me. I've made my fortune and created a great life for myself. BB: What about country music fans who believe country to be the "All-American" form of music who take particular offense to the fact that a country music artist would make such anti-American comments? NM: Considering most of the people that buy country music are a bunch of toothless, inbred hicks, their opinions don't really matter to someone of my stature. BB: So you're willing to betray the very people and country that made you and your bandmates multi-millionaires? NM: I'm one step ahead of you. I've adpoted 3 muslim children and my bandmates and I are moving to Iraq. Iraq's foreign minister has already contacted us and said that there was a spot in some elite guard that they wanted us to fill. I guess that means we'll be Saddam's personal entertainment or something. BB: So you're going to join the terrorists? NM: We're not terrorists, we're soldiers fighting a great cause. And if I get killed, I get to go to heaven with twenty virgins waiting for me. BB: On that note, see you the Groovin' Grounds!" This sounds so stupid but I have typed exactly what was written in the mag.