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about jeremy lin's career than jeremy lin and that's his agent. that's all for us tonight. ac 360 starts now. it's 10:00 on the eastern coast. we begin with the death of whitney houston. a source giving cnn the latest on toxicology testing. investigators put a rush on it telling us all the pills and medicine bottles found are going through basic testing now. no determination has been made about the contents. nothing appears criminal. we may get results sooner than the six to eight weeks some said days ago. that same source is downplaying as speculation said drugs and alcohol led to her death. we don't know until toxicology results come in. it may happen sooner rather than later. we are learning who will be speaking and singing at the funeral on saturday. we'll have a live report from outside the church. her ex-husband bobby brown will
be attending. he plans to perform a few hours later at a casino in connecticut. dr. drew joins us with more on the drug angle. first, jason is outside the new hope baptist church with more late details. there's new information about who is going to be at the funeral saturday. what do you know? >> reporter: i can tell you earlier, i spoke to a woman named kim berrell. it may not be familiar to some people. those in the gospel community, she was well known. she was friends with whitney houston for 13 years. they were extremely close. she will perform. the song is called "i believe in you and me." it was a song whitney loved and was chosen by her family. i asked kim what will be in her mind when she sings that song on saturday? >> i feel strong because i have to represent what i know she
would want me to say and feel and make the people there feel. whitney was a caring and loving person. in that regard, i'll make sure that my delivery will be some form of strength, especially with her daughter there and her mother there. we all share a special relationship. i want to be strong enough to build them up as well. >> reporter: some of the other names that we'll be hearing about on saturday, alicia keys will be performing as well as people like aretha franklin. stevie wonder, kevin costner, her co-star from "the body guard" will speak on saturday. in addition to that, roberta flack. a long list of entertainers coming out to pay their respect. >> bobby brown will be there. there were reports he was asked not to attend. clearly, that's not the case.
>> reporter: true. what we are hearing from bobby brown's people is there were reports because of the relationship he shared with whitney houston. clornt whether or not or he'll be here. he will be attending. he's a member of the group new edition. they are out on tour. what we are hearing is that after he attends the funeral service on saturday, he'll go back out on stage saturday night. the reason for that is because, according to a spokesperson, being on stage is how he deals -- it's his version of therapy and how he's dealing with this significant loss in his life. >> what does it seem like outside of the church? are people there? when her body was brought back, crowds gathered. are people already there or not yet? >> reporter: anderson, they have been coming and going all day
long and into the night. it's been very sad. as you stand in front of the church, you can hear echoes of the church choir practicing. people rolling down their windows playing whitney houston songs. people are bringing by cards and letters. this is the time to do it. because of security, when the funeral happens on saturday, the closest anyone from the public will be able to come is two blocks away. people are using this time to come down and pay their respects. >> i appreciate the updates. the remarkable talent we'll be seeing saturday, two spoke out about what whitney was under. no longer able to perform the way she once could pap ree that franklin says -- aretha franklin says -- >> i recall her 2010 european tour, still exciting but unable to sing what she wanted to. had to be disheartening. she stood with the heart of a champion. kim berrell remember that is tour and the call for help.
>> one of the main reasons i went to germany is because of all the energy that people in their opinions of her voice and her life and her stardom and was starting to get to her. everybody has an opinion. with a life that big, you are going to get a lot of opinions. some of them were way too forward. she put a call into me and said sis, i think i need you out here for a few days to come and pray with me. i said sure. whitney houston's vocal coach is with us. he was planning on working with her this year. you met with her in 2004 after being introduced by stevie wonder. what kind of shape was her voice in then? >> when i went to see her in atlanta, her voice was in horrible condition.
she was hoors hoarse. i had an image of her, a young beautiful lady with an incredible voice. here she is in front of me with no voice what so ever. >> how does that happen? her battles with drugs were public. was it because of that? >> when you are a singer, your body is an instrument and you have to take care of it. whatever lifestyle choices he made had a negative affect on her voice. >> i just interviewed adele who had a pollop in her throat. >> it was generally abuse. her voice began recovering quickly. that was from local vocal exercising. that told me a great deal. a lot of her injury was superficial or her voice would not have returned as it did. every lesson we had, her voice got better and better each time. >> for her, to not be able to use that instrument in the way
she once could, what was it like for her? >> a singer is a special kind of musician. you are your voice. it's a part of your personality, your emotions and spirituality. to have that taken away from you is a very profound psychological experience. she was aware of who she was. she was one of the most brilliant singers of all time. she knew that. she knew she had that tradition on her shoulders. not having that voice at her disposal, i think it reeked havoc on her. >> she valued that voice above anything else, above fame and money? >> that's correct. she was an artist. she was not an entertainer. not like other people. she was an artist. her life based on her voice. she has a remarkable voice, she could do anything, sing with excitement, beautiful and seductive. she had the whole thing. a high level of emotional contact. she was her voice, without that,
she didn't have much of a life. >> what we heard, the final performance she gave thursday night, singing a few lines from a gospel song, when you heard that, could her voice have come back? >> i'm very confident after working with her a couple years, four or five years, her voice would have come back. i got it 75% by the time she did her record. that's not working with her on a daily basis. if i had been with her three or four months in a row, i think i could have gotten 95% of her voice back. >> what was your impression with the folks she surrounded herself with? what was your vantage point? when you worked with her from the inside? >> she was a very powerful person, very charismatic, confident. she was an alpha female. she was more powerful than the people around her. difficult to control her. she's smart, beautiful and
brilliantly gifted. how do you control someone like that? everyone had good intentions. they want her to get better and want her to sing again. they could only go so far. she had a domineering personality. with me, it was different because i was her teacher. she put her ego aside and become a real student when we were together. >> with other folks, they didn't have the power to stop her? >> that's correct. it was impossible to stop her. she was a very, very aggressive, powerful person. a lovely person, caring. warm and fedex that -- warm and affectionate. at the same time, very demanding. if you don't do what she wanted, she got upset. >> it's such a loss. you know that from working with her voice. i appreciate you being on tonight, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> let us know what you think. we are on facebook, google plus. follow me on twitter. i'm tweeting as our special coverage continues.
up next, we talk to dr. drew about what happens when the voice begins to fade. the psychological affects. more on the dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol especially the antianxiety drug that was found in her room. she was reportedly taken that that frankly a lot of americans take. we'll find out more about it. later, a remarkable trip to her childhood. to the neighborhood that nurtured her and watched her shine and has tears in its eyes tonight. ♪
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announcer: cook foods to the right temperature using a food thermometer. 3,000 americans will die from food poisoning this year. check your steps at foodsafety.gov. as much as everybody wants to remember whitney houston for her voice, the life she led makes it impossible. very sad. the investigators are screening her blood, questioning her doctors and pharmacists. they put a rush on it. with that as the backdrop, we are joined by dr. drew host of "dr. drew" on hln. we heard how important music was to her and how her lifestyle choices led to the condition of her voice.
when he first started working with her. she was a smoker. she battled drugs for many years. why would a talent, you know, who depends on her voice allow that one instrument to be damaged in that way? >> there's a couple things i want to say about that interview. one, the fact that you would call what she was doing a lifestyle choice is a grave misunderstanding about what was going on with whitney houston. she had addiction it's not a choice. if they had choice, believe me, they would choose not to use drugs. they lose choice. once they throw the switch on that disease. the other thing, he was describing how powerful she was, that is whitney the using addict. powerful, demanding. grandiose, aggressive. it's how addicts are. it's how they get their way. that's why people around addicts have such difficulty containing them. if you look at the 2009 interview that oprah did, you can see the sober whitney who was quiet and lovely. the gorgeous woman we expect. when using, you see the terrible behavior.
unfortunately, when you have somebody like that everybody must be unified in getting them the treatment. there has to be a slow of force at all times. any crack in the wall, they will get through and continue to use. >> i think there are a lot of people out there who hear you say that an addict doesn't have a choice and say look, there is personal responsibility. some people are able to stop. the fact some are able to stop show that it is a matter of will power or control. >> they are able to stop. they are able to follow directions in treatment. what they are taught is will power will not help you. your will is broken in this disease. the drives overwhelm will. they hurt their family, their job, their voice in this case. of course they would choose not to do this if they had a choice. this is a brain disorder where choice is no longer operating. it's the nature of the condition. in milder cases, earlier in the disease, choice enters into it.
people start and stop. once they are chronic, multiple treatments, it's a situation where they choose treatment. and in treatment, choose abstinence. otherwise, they lose their choices. >> sources said xanax was found in her room. they don't know if she took the medication on the day she died. at this point. we don't have the toxicology reports. we talked about how dangerous it is to mix legal prescription drugs, a sleeping pill like ambien with alcohol. xanax is so widely prescribed and used, what are the risks? >> xanax is an excellent medications. you spoke four times about ambien. when you travel to other countries, i'm going to be worried. >> long plane flights. that's why i occasionally will take an ambien. >> i understand, just avoid the
alcohol. >> i understand. >> but that's the issue. doctors warn their patients about not operating vehicles and not to use alcohol. they don't emphasize how dangerous it is if you have a dangerous drive. they are drinking more than they should. sometimes that combination is enough to really tip things into trouble. when i first heard this happened to her, the usual combination in my world that leads to demise is an open opiate and benzodiazepine. you mentioned lorazepam and valium being found in her hotel room as well and those are all benzos. >> and those are all -- >> anti-anxiety. sleeping, very addictive. not to be exposed to addicts and certainly that combination that sanjay and i talked about last night, never would you give all
three of those to anybody ever. >> so you shouldn't be on that? >> only under extreme circumstances and only for very short periods of time and to have all three of those, there's simply no excuse for that. if one doctor prescribed all three of those i don't noah to say. but the opiate is the anal gee sick pain medicine and when you're in relapse you're usually heading to your drug of choice and opiates are the king of all. >> thank you. up next, we talk to dr. drew >> you know i used to do, dianne. i would close my eyes like this and i would sing.
they would be in such spirit of praise, i think i knew then that it was an infection thing that god had given me. >> and at a young age that was apparent. here's a young whitney houston singing in church in the 1980s. this is the same church she'll come home to on saturday. g gary tuchman talked to those that loved whitney houston. where she went to fifth school. whitney houston academy, mrs. patrick speaking. >> reporter: in 1997 it was renamed the whitney e. houston of creating and performing arts.
the principal is the same principal that was there when she was a child. here's her enrollment documents shows she entered in 1969 and went to middle school in 1974. in the principal's office, pictures of him with whitney and also of other pictures of whitney after she became famous. >> she was a beautiful little girl. very quiet. not a talkative person. but she was a well-respected, never came to the office for discipline problems. well behaved. >> raymond shepherd taught there and he reminisces about when she was about to make it big. >> when she was leaving to go to california to be with deion warwick, her aunt, she came to the local store and the owner said, i'm so glad to see you going. i hope -- i wish you the best and he gave her a $100 bill and he said, here, this is to help you on your way.
>> the houston family home was the center of activity in the summertime. because it was the only house in the area that had a built-in swimming pool. so young whitney had a lot of friends that came over. erika taylor, the same age at whitney, was one of those friends. >> we'd talk about boys and swim. >> and then they'd watch whitney hit tennis balls against the wall. >> how come you didn't play tennis? >> we would rather play with her. we were actually asking each other, like, remember when she would play tennis and we would just ask her, how was it to meet michael jackson because of her aunt deion. >> you knew she had celebrity connections but she was just a kid then. >> but she still knew the people. her aunt was still deion. her godmother was aretha so she
would meet the stars when we were kids. >> many that knew whitney realized her voice was special from her early days singing at church. but some remember her belting out tunes even earlier. >> the first time i met whitney she was and we called her "nippy" back then. she was about 5 years old. >> a retired principal but a friend that attended a houston family christmas party more than 40 years ago. >> one of the back rooms, nippy had her cousins surrounded by her. and she jumped up on the coffee table and started singing. >> reporter: back at the whitney houston academy in room 109, one of whitney's classrooms. >> is whitney houston your hero? >> the pride from current students is unmistakable. >> with all her accomplishments, i think -- i know i want to be like her when i grow up. >> they tell me i'm the father of all the youngsters here and i take that role serious sflie so you consider her a daughter?
>> i consider her a daughter, you better believe it. a daughter forever. i lost a daughter. >> gary tuchman, cnn, east orange, new jersey. >> one programming note, we'll have complete coverage of the funeral on saturday. don lemon on cnn and cnn.com. her life and music starting at 11:00 a.m. one time mitt romney said let detroit go bankrupt. and syria's ambassador to the u.s. lashes out saying there's no civil war or armed conflict. pictures tell a different story. we'll hear from an activist who has become the voice of the opposition and our own were arrest are damon who's on the ground in homs. we're the wassman family from skagway, alaska.
keeping them honest. mitt romney shifting position on bailing out chrysler and general motors. gm announced a record annual profit. michigan's primary is coming up. romney is behind in the polls. the auto bailout is popular in the state and the state's economy has been growing since it happened. it puts romney in a bad position because he wrote his position saying let them go bankrupt. here is how it began. if general motors, ford and chrysler get the bailout, you can kiss the auto motive
it won't go oempblt but its demise will be virtually guaranteed. that was in 2008. detroit he said, needs a turn around, not a check. to his credit, he's been very consistent about that over the years. watch. >> throwing money at the auto industry is not going to help it long term. if you write a check that you are going to see them go out of business, what you can't do is send a big check. billions and billions of dollars was written to bail out the industry. the government was willing to write checks. and bail them out. the bailout program wasted money. the government wrote the checks, wasted money. i said don't write checks. don't just write them checks. don't write a check. >> keeping him honest, when he was running in the 2008 michigan primary, he was singing a different tune about help from washington. >> we better fix michigan and get michigan on track. anybody who comes in here, republican or democrat and says they want to help michigan say
where have you been? >> the same day speaking outside of a gm plant, he said where is washington? are we going to let the entire automobile industry disappear and just say well, that was tough, it's just the way it is. an unnamed spokesperson said he wasn't talking about bailing out detroit. he's arguing for more washington involvement before arguing against the government involvement. once he was out of that race and in a whole new one. this story may be having an effect on voters. rick santorum is leading romney 34% to 30% among likely republican primary voters. that's win -- that's within the margin of error. gingrich 12%. ron paul 9%. 12% undecided. this is in a state that romney won in 2008. here's kevin madden, a republican
strategist and former spokesman for romney's campaign. paul is a strategist and cnn political contributor. is governor romney shifting on this? >> joe lewis said he can run but he can't hide. the record is there except the few exceptions when he was pandering to detroiters a few years ago and now. governor romney has had a consistent position. he opposed what the president did to stave american auto industry. he opposed it. he predicted if we did what the president called for it would destroy the auto industry. it didn't. it saved them. this is from a guy, here is the real vulnerability, when he ran bane and company, he took a bail out. when they bought steel dynamics a company it owned it got $37 million in government subsidies so he's been the recipient of lots of government subsidies as
a businessman but he opposed them at the most critical time in detroit and i think it's going to hurt him enormously. >> kevin, what about that? he did write if they got bailed out, the country could kiss it good-bye. >> if you take the opinion pieces he's written over the years and take a speech he gave to the detroit economic club during the campaign, it's been very consistent. it's consistent with what both parties said about the american auto industry. action has to be taken to help it continue to thrive in this country. i think the -- where the party's disagree and some of the candidates disagree aren't some of the specific prescriptions. restructuring had to take place. meet global demands. >> if there's record profits just announced today, terrible timing for governor romney, i mean, if he opposed the bailouts
-- >> i would disagree that's terrible timing. i think anybody agrees an important part of our economy is a good sign. there may be differences on the policy specifics as it relates to this public policy issue. everybody agrees it's important to have a thriving american auto industry. >> paul? >> we have that auto industry today because president obama stood up and took the risk. governor romney -- this is important. governor romney is running. he's not running on foreign policy expertise. he's running on expertise as a businessman. he stood up as a businessman and said this is a bad deal. i have it right here. let detroit go bankrupt. the president did not listen to him. it's the biggest business decision a president made since truman in 1952. when he tried to seize the steel mills. president obama was right. detroit's engines are now
revving. at clint eastwood said in the ad during the super bowl. mitt romney was wrong. when you are a business guy running and you are wrong about a business decision, you lose a lot of rational for your candidacy. >> kevin? >> he's running as a businessman. that has to do with what he believes is right for the country and what is right for the private sector. to help create jobs in this country. i think when he talks about this issue, he remembers he's a native son of michigan. he understands the importance of the industry. >> was he wrong in the ad? >> i think the op-ed, you look at the prescriptions that he believes were important to help the industry. people throughout the political aisle -- >> does he believe you can kiss this industry good-bye? he said that will happen. >> i think that was put in the context of the different prescriptions people had at the time when the industry was going through the course of
considerations in the face of a political crisis. >> paul, kevin, i appreciate you both being on. >> thank you. does this look like an armed conflict? arwa damon, we are going to hear from her in a moment. the ambassador to the u.n. said there's nothing of the sort happening in this country. keeping them onnest. the man who tried to hide a bomb in his underwear. how much time he's going to serve. ♪ ( whirring and crackling sounds )
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keeping them honest in syria, more blood in the streets. almost 12 month slaughter and it's getting worse. the syrian ambassador says there's no violence to be concerned about. when asked to leave, he said when asked to leave. besieged city. he said cease-fire, we are not in a civil war. we are not in an armed conflict. those are the words of the ambassador. shortly after the u.n. general assembly passed a nonbinding resolution endorsing the arab league plan asking him to step down. the resolution is nonminding and doesn't authorize aggressive action to stop the slaughter of civilians. it won't make a difference. keeping them honest. here is the reality on the ground. syrian forces were in the city of homs for the 13th straight day. we know that because arwa damon is in there. cnn cannot verify the videos
because syria's restricted access. this video shows a neighborhood that has been heavily hit. attacks have been escalating for ten days. no armed conflict, the u.n. ambassador says. sure doesn't look like that. this video from homs, a rocket fired by government forces hit a building. again, we can't verify. assad doing his bidding and killing, tanks fill the streets in homs. no need for cease-fire says the u.n. ambassador. it's not just homs. this video purports to show soldiers shooting at residential buildings. we'll let you decide if it looks like an armed conflict to you. or this, the u.s. embassy posted a satellite image on facebook of an oil pipeline fire in homs yesterday. today, at least 70 people were killed across syria. that's according to one activist groups. several local journalists were
arrested as well. today at a senate hearing, the u.s. director of national intelligence, james clapper gave his blunt take on syria. president asaid will not step down. people were asking arwa when the international community will stech in to stop the killing. today, arwa took shelter with 300 people in a bunker. here is what she told me earlier. >> well, we were with a bunch of people that were forced out of their homes because of the intensity of the shelling. 351 of them were living inside this bunker. they were pulling us in every direction because they all had a story of a loved one who died. horrors that they witnessed. the sheer fear they felt that forced them out of their homes. many of them has their houses directly hit in the shelling. the conditions they are living in, they hardly have proper food. a bit of bread, some rice.
those kind of things have to be smuggled in. of course there's no medicine. children are getting sick. it's incredibly difficult to put into words what they are going through. >> do the bombings continue? does the mortar fire continue? >> reporter: yeah. it does. it most certainly does. the shelling continues. there's machine gunfire that you hear throughout the day. they are telling us it hasn't been as intense over the last two days as it was the initial ten days of the most recent crackdown. it doesn't mean it's less terrifying. then the constant threat of the sniper positions on various rooftops. the activists have them mentally mapped out to get around. >> how does this compare, you have worked in iraq and all over combat zones around the world. how does this compare?
>> reporter: the sheer scale of what they are going through, the scope of it, the magnitude. what people are pointing out, too, is that this was the government doing it to their own people. iraq was a military occupation. activists are saying this is their own government doing it to their own people. >> arwa, continue to be careful. thank you. >> thanks. >> arwa damon in homs tonight. people are dying in syria. it hasn't stopped some from braving their lives. they bear witness to the violence. danny has been there reporting. we are not using his full name for security. for his own protection. he's become the voice of the face of the opposition. he insists showing his face. he's no longer in syria. he left for his own safety. here is a look at what he saw before he left. >> this is one that has been hit. this is one of about 50 or 100 of them. we are expecting they are going to attack homs. people aren't safe anymore.
[ gunfire ] >> they're on the roof. >> they're >> february 5th. on the roof. as you can see, look at all the people down here. these are civilians running away from their government. all we are asking for is help. we want to get rid of this regime. it's killing us. these are civilian bodies. this is in the army. this is one of the houses. look at these children. this is how the regime is treating our children. look over there, another rocket landed at a civilian's house. why isn't anyone helping us? where's the humanity in the world? where's the freaking u.n.? >> we talked to danny in an undisclosed location. he is no longer there. here is what he told nick. >> if you had to describe the
scene of homs that explains what you have been going through, what would you say? >> what they have to see is the children getting killed. not just the children, when someone dies and they get used to it. one of my friends, when his father got killed two weeks ago, i hugged him. he cried a little bit. he kept going for an hour, an hour and a half. he was asking for a pen. so, i caught him and said why do you want a pen? he said i want to write his name on a sheet. i don't want to lose him in the bodies. people are getting used to that kind of bodies in the street. >> what thoughts or what memory keeps you up at night? i've seen lots. you cannot imagine. it would take me hours to tell you what i have seen.
what about the little kid that has month jaw left and he's still alive? what about the kid who lost two legs that is still alive? the kid who lost his arms? high friend is pare paralyzed now. my friend lost his arm. my friend lost an eyeball. one got hit by a sniper in his mouth, went out here, lost all his teeth. these are automatic -- these are all people that are scarred for life. i'd rather be killed than be scarred like that. they aren't scared about dying, we would die for our country it's different than losing a piece of your body. >> it's possible barack obama will hear what you are saying. what would you say? >> i'm begging him to help us. military forces or by weapons or the no-fly zone. we want help. we can't stay like this. he will kill millions. he has no problem.
this can't be solved peacefully. >> as this drags on for more months, is it possible radicals could hijack? hijack your movement? >> this revolution is for the syrian people. it's not for the arab and muslims. it's not for anybody. it's for christians, muslims, kurds, it's for everybody. we started it. we will end it. people are saying it's an islamic movement. no it isn't. it's guys like me, 17 and 18-year-old people going out and doing demonstrations. >> how do you think history will judge the diplomacy for the last two months? >> a crime against humanitarian. this is all russia's fault. they have syrian blood on their hands. the last time the u.n. did
nothing they gave the green light and okay to kill more. it was the first time that he used rocket launches after the u.n. he felt safe. they gave him the okay. >> why do you think they want to intervene? what's stopping them? >> they think our blood is like water. they want to trade our blood with something. >> still ahead, fighter jets intercept a plane flying in restricted air space. it was carrying drugs. details on that. >> and dramatic demonstration shows what could have happened on christmas day of 2009. so-called underwear bomber wasn't caught. peel tell we'll tell you how long he'll be away for. he was sentenced today. lling da. [ telephone rings ] [ sighs ] i need a new i.t. guy. [ male announcer ] in a small business, technology is all you. staples easy tech experts are here to help. you must be... ...dave.
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>> here's our news bulletin. the man nicknamed "the underwear bomber" has been sentenced to life in prison, the 25-year-old any gearian tried to blow up a commercial bound airliner in 2009. the explosive device was hidden in his underwear. 289 people were on board that flight >> two fighter jets intercepted a small plane that flew into restricted air space in los angeles today. the airspace was restricted because president obama is on the west coast. the plane found what appears to be marijuana on board. and the death of anthony shadid, reporting in eastern
syria. he suffered a fatal asthma attack. the photographer, tyler hicks, a friend and colleague, literally carried the body out of the country across the turkish border. the go faced death last year when they and others were kidnapped and beaten by libyan thugs and a short time later they talked about that experience with anderson. it turned into a conversation about bearing witness when no one else will. the man nicknamed theunder >> covering this war and ramallah in 2002, and the stories, i think, you have that sense that -- it is a little bit of a cliche' but there is some meaning to it. unless you're there according it no one is going to know about it. unless you're there trying to bring mean toigt and a certain depth to it it won't be done otherwise. >> anthony, last spring.
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you are ready fthe rediculist. there was a story floating around yesterday that the heavy metal icons had chosen their favorite among the gop hopefuls. they said one had endorsed rick santorum. but he was also in metallica and he says that's not true. in a statement he says, and i quote, contrary to how some people have interpreted my words i've not endorsed any presidential candidate. i hope to see a republican in the white house. i've seen good qualities in all the candidates but have no means made my choice yet. duly noted. and here's your thrasher piece, peace sells ♪ we need a president of the
united states of america ♪ ♪ i'll tell you something it's still we the people, right ♪ >> now i know -- sorry -- did that get caught on camera. i know what you're thinking. why would dave from megadeath endorse any candidate? he's spoken out about politics quite a bit. >> you see people and you think, he's red, he's got to have a ponytail and a goatee and stuff, he doesn't. he's very beautiful. he could be in this room right now. >> i'm sorry, am i bad? he was talking about the dev victim. this is the one where he's talking about politics. >> this is made of up three notes. this note drops down so it goes -- so listen to the difference. it's just sounds evil, doesn't it? >> again, apologize. that was him showing us the devils tritone. too spinal tap for words.
>> it's part of a trilogy, really, a musical trilogy i'm doing in d minor. i always find that's the saddest of all keys. i don't know why it makes people weep instantly. >> so i get we have to wait for his official endorsement. it's still pretty early in the campaign. there haven't been a comprehensive exit polling. anthrax, they've yet to weigh in. i always thought lenny was like a ron paul guy. >> most expression would be like this. but then i do it -- it sounds quite different. >> just a taste of the brilliant documentary called "lenny." everybody is entitled to an opinion political or otherwise and'm