Willie Nelson has never been one to shy away from controversy, whether he's preaching the benefits of marijuana or question the official story of 9/11. Months away from his seventy-fifth birthday (it's April 30th, if you want to send a card), Nelson check in with Rolling Stone.
Who's your choice for president?
I like Hillary-she's an old friend. And I've never met Obama, but I admire his ideas. But whoever the Democrat happens to be, I'll have to be for 'em.
Should medical marijuana be an issue in the campaign?
I think they consider it as a kiss of death, mainly because the pot smokers don't vote. They keep forgetting when the day's supposed to be when they got to get up and go somewhere.
I heard Hillary visited your bus.
Yeah, but she's didn't inhale!
On your new album with Kenny Chesney, you cover Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody."
I've always loved that song. I'd never really sat down and listened to all the words. There are lots of them, but they're great words.
What are your plans for your seventy-fifth birthday?
First off, I just want to get there! They're doing a big roast on Comedy Central with Burt Reynolds and Johnny Knoxville, maybe Jessica Simpson. And there's a big box set with ten or fifteen CDs and some videos coming out in April.
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