October 12, 2012 19:40

Mitt Romney's running partner Paul Ryan accused of stealing 'Bean' story from Kurt Cobain

The US Vice Presidential candidate has been accused of lifting the Nirvana man's baby anecdote

Mitt Romney's running partner Paul Ryan accused of stealing 'Bean' story from Kurt Cobain

Photo: PA

Mitt Romney's running partner in the US election, Paul Ryan, has been accused of stealing an anecdote from the late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.

In last night's Vice Presidential debate (October 11), Republican congressman Ryan told a story about how his daughter Liza got the nickname Bean, when answering a question about abortion.

Gawker reports that it was quickly pointed out by Twitter users that Ryan's story was similar to Cobain's, who said he gave his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, her unique middle name because she looked like a kidney bean on his wife Courtney Love's ultrasound scan. Ryan has stated that he is a big fan of Nirvana, as well as Rage Against The Machine.

In the debate, Ryan said: "You know, I think about ten and a half years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy hospital in Janesville where I was born for our seven week ultrasound for our first born child. And we saw that heartbeat. Our little baby was in the shape of a bean, and to this day we have nicknamed our first born, Liza, 'Bean'."

When it was revealed that Ryan was a fan of Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello of the band wrote in Rolling Stone that Ryan was "the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."

He continued: "Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage."

Read More On This Artist

Kurt Cobain Merchandise
More News
Radiohead's Philip Selway unveils sci-fi video for first track from new solo album
Jenny Lewis launches her own wine
The Gaslight Anthem perform for gym team in 'Rollin' And Tumblin'' video - watch
Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch
The Cribs reveal Ric Ocasek of The Cars will produce their new album
Damon Albarn and The Courteeners - tickets on sale 9am Friday (August 1)
The Libertines say they 'rehearsed for one hour' before Hyde Park gig in London
Lorde to curate 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' soundtrack
Brian Eno compares Israel to 'the Klan' in strongly-worded letter about...
Noel Gallagher's daughter asks owners of Oasis-inspired dog kennel to stop breeding pedigrees
Lily Allen says Miley Cyrus' live show is 'up there with Oasis or the Stone Roses'
Alice Cooper and Kiss pay tribute to late Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner
Ariel Pink recalls time he was maced in the face by 'a feminist'
BBC 6 Music overtakes Radio 3 for first time as 1Xtra falls below a million listeners
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
Neon Jungle 'no comment' over claims they covered Banks song without artist's...
Lostprophets members could have been 'groomed' by Ian Watkins, says child abuse expert
Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation...
Jamie T unveils five new songs on UK comeback tour
Foxygen announce 24-track new album, promising 'a gaggle of guest stars'
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue to perform at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'Grunge was a death sentence to the rock that preceded it'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today