Ronstadt says she'll continue praising Moore

Wednesday, July 21st 2004, 8:46 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Linda Ronstadt said she'll continue to praise Michael Moore and his film ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' on stage despite an angry reaction at a Las Vegas concert.

``This is an election year,'' she told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday. ``I want people to get their head up out of their mashed potatoes and learn something about the issues and go and vote. ... I'm not telling them how to vote. I'm saying, get information about the issues.''

When Ronstadt praised Moore and his documentary Saturday at the Aladdin hotel-casino, some in the audience stormed out of the theater and tore down concert posters.

The casino's president said he didn't allow the singer back in her luxury suite afterward and she was escorted off the property.

Ronstadt, 58, told the Times her remarks were ``modest,'' adding: ``They didn't throw me out.''

``I didn't even know there was trouble,'' she said. ``Those places operate like little city-states. They are all-powerful. And I had already said I never want to come back.''

In Los Angeles, there were about 100 calls for refunds for Ronstadt's performance at the Universal Amphitheatre Tuesday night.