The sinking of a Russian flagship inspired a new song from a Ukrainian rocker

The sinking of the Russian Black Sea flagship Moskva by a couple of Ukrainian Neptune missiles is seen as a huge morale-boosting victory by Ukraine, something that’s being celebrated as a big F-U (another one) across the country.

Vadym Krasnooky is the lead singer of Mad Heads, one of Ukraine’s most popular rock bands, which has been around for at least 25 years. On Saturday (April 16) he debuted an acoustic version of a new song called “Cruise Moskva” at a press conference in Lviv. Some of the lyrics are “Oh the ship, oh the ship, Moskva burn! Burn! Burn in hell forever.”

By the way, the featured image for this post is a new stamp that commemorates the Snake Island Incident.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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