09.09.14, 05:03 PM #1
- Join Date
- Favorite VH Album
The Magnificent 7
- Last Online
10.27.16 @ 06:29 PM
- Liked 6,056 Times in 3,292 Posts
Hank3 says Tom Hiddleston has 'no soul' when singing Hank Williams' songs
Tom Hiddleston, who is set to star as country music legend Hank Williams in the upcoming film "I Saw the Light," showed off his singing chops at the Wheatland Music Festival on Saturday. Best known for his role as Loki in "Thor," the British actor grabbed a guitar and played two Hank Williams, Sr. songs including "Move It On Over."
How did Hiddleston do? Not well at all, Hank Williams' grandsonShelton Hank Williams III said.
"Here is how you do it TOM ,You got no Moan Or SOul In your voice," Williams III, also known as Hank3, wrote on his Facebook page along with a video of himself singing "Move It On Over."
Hank3 sounded off to FOX411 in June when the news first broke of Hiddleston's upcoming role.
"To do a Hank Williams movie the way it should be done you need certain aspects in the mix to make right," the singer told FOX411 in a statement. "It goes way beyond having [an] American to play the role of Hiram Hank Williams, Sr. for it to be somewhat natural, [it] needs to be [an] American from the South who has eat lived and breathed these kind of roles before to make more respectable movie on Hank Sr."
So who would play a good Williams? Matthew McConaughey according to Hank3.
"Matthew McConaughey would be a good person for this role is because of he has played many roles as a Southern man. And he is from the South. And that is something no amount of money or acting classes can put into a role," he explained. "The other reason I thought Matthew would be a good fit for the role is because he has a natural arrogance, aka fire, that is needed for this role. Hank Sr. was very very sure of himself and basically very cocky. And Matthew always brings that fire to the table in every role he [plays]."
Hank3, who bears an eerie resemblance to his "Your Cheating Heart"-singing granddaddy, also told FOX411 of his disdain for "pop" country music.
"It seems that pop country has stuck around a long time," the "Country Heroes" singer told FOX411. "We've got to be progressing – new sounds have to happen – but it's not just this [pop] sound and nothing else. It just doesn’t seem [the industry] is giving the underdogs much of a chance.""He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump
"Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana
'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth
"I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth
"My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango
"But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen
By jack5150 in forum Main VH DiscussionReplies: 15Last Post: 01.29.08, 01:23 PM
By scotter in forum Van Halen On The TubeReplies: 16Last Post: 08.15.06, 02:50 PM
By TheresOnlyOneWay in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)Replies: 3Last Post: 03.17.06, 02:10 PM
By Eddymon in forum Main VH DiscussionReplies: 12Last Post: 01.07.03, 05:11 PM
By Bad to the Bone in forum Bootleg NetworkReplies: 3Last Post: 10.15.02, 02:19 PM