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  • You're Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID

    08/15/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT · by Dadofmany · 92 replies · 2,574+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 8:49 PM (ET) | WAYNE PARRY
    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood. Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood. A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday. "I don't think she was familiar with his...
  • Bob Dylan Detained By Cops Week After Gates, Story Buried Until Now

    08/15/2009 2:01:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies · 2,702+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/09 | Noel Sheppard
    Exactly one week after the highly-publicized arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stirred a national discussion on race relations, legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was detained by police officers in a "low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood" in Long Branch, New Jersey. Makes one wonder why it took so long for this to get reported, and if news outlets that were convinced Gates's arrest was racially motivated will see the delicious irony in a white rock star being questioned by police just because he was "wandering around the neighborhood." The Associated Press sure didn't (h/t Clarence Page): Rock legend Bob Dylan was...
  • Democrat John Mellencamp impressed with Sarah Palin

    10/22/2010 10:30:03 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Christina Wilkie
    The rocker John Mellencamp is a longtime Democrat who refused to allow his songs to be used by Republican Sen. John McCain on the 2008 presidential campaign. But when it comes to McCain's 2008 running mate, Sarah Palin, Mellencamp may be changing his tune. Mellencamp told the Associated Press on Friday that he admires the former Alaska governor, and that people get the wrong idea about Palin, "just because she says things and winks." To achieve what Palin has accomplished thus far requires intelligence, and Mellencamp said Palin "knows exactly what's she doing." "She wouldn't be where she is today...
  • John Mellencamp: Sarah Palin's smart

    10/22/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies · 14+ views ^ | 10-22-10 | Karin Tanabe
    John Cougar Mellencamp, the famous crooner behind “Jack & Diane,” supported Obama in 2008 and even asked the McCain campaign to stop using his songs for rallies. But the AP reported Friday morning that the singer has been vocal in his admiration for someone else of late: Sarah Palin. “The legendary rocker says that while he doesn't support her positions, he is impressed by the mark she's made on the country since the 2008 election,” the AP reports.
  • Rocker John Mellencamp likens Internet to A-bomb

    08/18/2010 1:00:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 50 replies
    Rocker John Mellencamp said on Tuesday that the Internet was the most dangerous invention since the atomic bomb, although new technology could paradoxically delay the inevitable demise of rock 'n' roll. But before then, "some smart people, the China-Russians or something" may have already conquered America by hacking into the power grid and financial system, he warned during a public seminar at the Grammy Museum. Mellencamp, 58, has established a reputation during his career as a bit of a loose cannon disdainful of music industry niceties. He still lives in his home state of Indiana, saying he never fit in...
  • Speculation Swirls Around Potential Senate Bid by Rocker John Mellencamp

    02/17/2010 1:56:27 PM PST · by pissant · 50 replies · 1,138+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/17/10 | staff
    John Mellencamp, the iconic rocker made famous by his songs about growing up in a small town, may be ready to move to the big city. Speculation is swirling that the liberal Mellencamp may put down his guitar and run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Evan Bayh. The Indiana Democrat announced Monday that he will not seek election to a third term in November, sending party leaders scrambling for a viable replacement and boosting Republican hopes of winning the seat. Indiana is generally considered a Republican state, though it went for Barack Obama in 2008. Support for...
  • 2008 Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

    03/10/2008 6:23:38 AM PDT · by period end of story · 124 replies · 2,673+ views
    On the surface to a casual observer the 2008 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame class appears to be fairly strong and rather non-controversial. Three of the five artists being enshrined in the main performer category are very well deserving, including one of the most dominant artists in rock history. They also have seen fit to give overdue recognition to some long eligible figures in other categories and so on the whole this year's inductees are a solid group deserving of their honors.
  • Vote for Change (Leftist Aging Rockers Tour. Could it Be True? Tickets Still Available at All Shows?

    09/20/2004 5:52:50 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 34 replies · 965+ views
    Ticketmaster/Vote for Change ^ | September 20, 2004 | Me
    I don't want to completely stick my neck out on this, because when you hope something is true, it clouds your judgemenet (as Dan Rather has found out!)But it appears to me that tickets are available at all the gigs for the "swing states" pro-Kerry/anti-Bush tour. Curiously, New York and New York have not been added to this "swing states" tour. Odd. Now, this is not 1980, but it seems even the Springsteen shows still have tickets available. A bad sign for the left?
  • Vote for Change Finale Concert in Washington DC (Swan Song for the Has-beens Tour)

    09/13/2004 7:48:48 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 14 replies · 642+ views
    REMHQ ^ | September 13, 2005 | REM Web site
    As part of an effort to inspire people to vote for change this November, the coalition of artists who are participating in this Fall’s 36 city, 12 state Vote For Change tour will come together for a grand finale performance in Washington, DC on October 11 at the MCI Center. This, as with all Vote For Change shows, is presented by MoveOn PAC to benefit America Coming Together (ACT). (I edited out the stuff on where to buy tickets and the phone number to call, in keeping with FR rules against selling stuff from the on the link to...
  • The Powers That Be: Rockers against Bush strike wrong chord

    08/24/2004 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 15 replies · 919+ views ^ | August 23, 2004 | Doug Powers
    If you're confused and need direction this political season, hold tight, because you can be sure that a rock star will be along shortly to show you the way. Musicians, some loosely defined, are mobilizing big-time this year to oust Bush. A CD, titled "Rock Against Bush, Vol. I," was released earlier this year, purportedly to raise money for organizations which encourage young people to vote. Bands such as Sum 41, Offspring, New Found Glory and Jello Biafra with D.O.A. are included on the compact disc – I believe the latter is also included on the dessert menu.
  • Democratic activist no longer a political shrinking violet (Mellencamp)

    08/08/2004 5:49:04 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 24 replies · 602+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | August 8, 2004 | AP
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) John Mellencamp's no stranger to politics, but the current presidential campaign is bringing out a newfound activism He's joining Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny ``Babyface'' Edmonds and other musicians to campaign against President Bush's re-election in an series of concerts in nine swing states in October. Mellencamp tells The Herald-Times of Bloomington in an interview published today that he wasn't very politically active before the current administration. But things are different now because he feels the current mood in the country is silencing voices of protest.
  • Activists Against Artists (Vanity)

    08/07/2004 6:48:57 PM PDT · by chuknospam · 15 replies · 596+ views
    Me | 8/7/2004 | Me
    When the Dixie Chicks made their snide comment about President Bush, hundreds if not thousands of people lined up at radio stations across America to dump their Dixie Chicks CD's.Let's face it, artists are paid to entertain us, they are the jesters of society and true they are allowed to have a personal opinion, they should keep their opinion to themselves and not use their social position to promote their idealology. We all have an opion but few of us have a sounding board to share our opinion with thousands of people.Some folks commented that dumping their Chicks CD's did...