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  • Shut Up & Sing: John Edwards Booed Off Stage At Mellencamp Concert

    11/11/2007 7:15:48 AM PST · by roguejew1965 · 46 replies · 359+ views
    MensNewsDaily ^ | 11/11/2007 | Ze'ev Haas
    Liberal Democrat Presidential Candidate John Edwards, in between $400 haircuts and a busy schedule of chasing Ambulances around two different Americas made an appearance at a John Mellencamp concert in Iowa and was booed off the stage. The Politico: Mellencamp, standing alone on stage with his guitar, then launched into Tough It Out and Be the Best You Can followed by Jesus Can You Give Me a Ride Back Home? and another song about youth and love. The crowd erupted as he started Small Town and sang the lyrics as though Wells Fargo Arena were one of those sing-along piano...
  • "Refund, Refund" A brutal dispatch from the John Mellencamp concert in Des Moines tonight:

    11/10/2007 6:06:22 AM PST · by peggybac · 34 replies · 627+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 11/10/07
    Mellencamp, standing alone on stage with his guitar, then launched into Tough It Out and Be the Best You Can followed by Jesus Can You Give Me a Ride Back Home? and another song about youth and love. The crowd erupted as he started Small Town and sang the lyrics as though Wells Fargo Arena were one of those sing-along piano bars. It's at this point Mellencamp gestures and John Edwards walks on stage. After a few cheers boos overtake the hall. "I've been in your small towns," Edwards said as Mellencamp stepped aside to give Edwards a place behind...
  • Big Paychecks for U2 Millionaires (Bono Preaches High Taxes for World's Poor; Evades His Own Taxes)

    10/28/2007 3:13:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 1,864+ views
    MSN Music ^ | Oct. 26, 2007 | The Associated Press
    Big Paychecks for U2 Millionaires Oct. 26, 2007 The Associated Press U2 Ltd., the Irish band's music publishing company, raked in $30 million-plus last year and $25.8 million of it went to five unidentified "employees," according to documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press. Those "employees" are suspected to be the band members and their longtime manager, Paul McGuinness. But U2's public relations firms in Dublin and London refused to confirm that. While Bono has won accolades worldwide for raising awareness of Third World poverty, he has been criticized for moving U2's corporate offices out of Ireland to avoid...
  • Bruce Springsteen's 'Magic' Has Anti-War Message (Shut up and sing Alert)

    09/27/2007 7:37:19 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 50 replies · 990+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9/27/07 | Roger Friedman
    On his new album, "Magic," Springsteen jumps right into the fray again. In a dramatic new REM-ish anthem called "Last to Die," he sings: "Who'll be the last to die for a mistake/The last to die for a mistake/Whose blood will spill, whose heart will break/Who'll be the last to die for a mistake." The mistake is clearly the Iraq war. "We don't measure the blood we've drawn anymore," he sings. "We just stack the bodies outside the door."
  • Dixie Chicks Added Shows

    09/27/2007 7:02:05 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 21 replies · 208+ views
    The Oct 18 and 20 concert dates with Dixie Chicks/Eagles at Nokia Theatre LA Live were sold out in a few minutes.
  • Joni Mitchell Attacks Catholic Church

    09/25/2007 7:24:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 78 replies · 1,813+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2007 | Roger Friedman
    Joni Mitchell is back after nine years, and she’s on the attack. In the title track to her new album, “Shine,” Mitchell takes a nice swipe at the Catholic Church by name. “Shine on the Catholic Church/And the prisons that it owns,” she sings. “Shine on all the Churches/that love less and less.” Mitchell was never one to mince words, but in her triumphant return on Starbucks’ Hear Records, she doesn’t give an inch. In “Shine,” she continues: “Shine on lousy leadership/Licensed to kill/Shine on dying soldiers/In patriotic pain/Shine on mass destruction/In some God's name!” Mitchell’s album will be...
  • Actors tell Hollywood 'Enough is Enough'

    09/22/2007 2:48:59 AM PDT · by OneHun · 82 replies · 675+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2007 | WorldNetDaily
    Actress Kathy Griffin's rant at the Emmy awards in which she told Jesus to "suck it" has triggered a petition campaign intended to tell Hollywood "Enough is Enough!" Griffin, the star of the Bravo show "My Life on the D-List," was being honored for the Outstanding Reality Program, overtaking ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" after multiple attempts, when she launched into the tirade.
  • The Emmys censored Sally Field! (lol)

    09/17/2007 4:50:16 PM PDT · by Baladas · 68 replies · 246+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | September 18, 2007 | Tom O'Neil
    Producers of Sunday's Emmy telecast bleeped drama actress winner Sally Field in the midst of a controversial acceptance speech attacking U.S. involvement in Iraq. "If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any god -" she said when the sound went dead and the camera suddenly turned away from the stage so viewers would be distracted. Chopped off were the words "goddamn wars in the first place." (The phrase was not censored in the Canadian telecast.) "This belongs to all the mothers of the world -- may they be seen and valued," she added when she won for outstanding actress...
  • (Barry) Manilow Sparks Political Feud with TV Show (The View)

    09/17/2007 4:52:49 PM PDT · by thefactor · 86 replies · 1,370+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 9/17/07 | Dean Goodman
    Pop singer Barry Manilow, a major Democratic fundraiser, said on Monday he has scrapped plans to appear on the television talk show "The View," because he did not want to be interviewed by its conservative co-host. Manilow was scheduled to appear on the ABC morning show Tuesday, the same day his new album, "The Greatest Songs of the Seventies" hits stores. But those plans fell through because of his issues with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, an abortion opponent and supporter of the Iraq war. "I had made a request that I be interviewed by (co-hosts) Joy (Behar), Barbara (Walters) or Whoopi (Goldberg),...
  • Shuttin' up Sally...YEA Fox

    09/17/2007 1:29:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 17, 2007 | Ron Reale
    If only it was the beginning of a media trend. Studio execs know that people from both sides of the political spectrum watch their shows. Considering the statistics, two-thirds of the country doesn't pay attention to politics, ever, so your actors are more likely to lose you money and advertisers when they spout off, then attract any net gain, (unless bad publicity is considered a gain). Just blacking out their inappropriate remarks helps keep attention on the actual show, not some self-important actors latest pet project. If the actor has a problem with that, go on the news and talk...
  • Get Ready for Hollywood Propaganda

    09/11/2007 1:49:17 PM PDT · by yetidog · 16 replies · 384+ views
    September 11, 2007 | Vanity
    "Valley of Elah," Lions for Lambs", "Redacted"...Sheesh. Doesn't anybody make movies anymore?
  • When the music stops, will Live Earth matter?

    07/08/2007 6:39:44 AM PDT · by indcons · 30 replies · 1,339+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 8 July 2007 | DPA
    WASHINGTON - One of the many bands that passed through the Live Earth stages around the world Saturday put it best. “It’s not really important what goes on here tonight, but what happens in the future,” said Pete Wentz of the band Fall Out Boy, who appeared in the New York concert. For many who participated - as performers or spectators at the massive global music event - it was an inspiring night, perhaps the biggest concert broadcast in history, all dedicated to confronting what organizer Al Gore has called “the greatest threat mankind has ever faced.” Saturday’s musicians were...
  • Barbra Streisand receives French medal ("You are the America that we love")

    06/28/2007 8:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2007
    PARIS - Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor. French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month. "You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together." Onlookers included French crooner Charles Aznavour and actor Alain Delon. Sarkozy's wife, Cecilia, went to Streisand's sole...
  • Rage Against the Machine rages at Coachella music festival [Shoot the president]

    05/01/2007 11:21:41 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 60 replies · 1,603+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 30 April 2007 | SOLVEJ SCHOU
    Thousands of sunburnt fans roared in unison and pumped their fists in the desert air Sunday night as reunited political rockers Rage Against the Machine took the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. [SNIP] Stomping, shouting into his microphone, grabbing his curly hair and inciting the audience to "keep fighting," de la Rocha powered through songs ranging from the bass heavy "Bulls on Parade" to the anthem "Killing in the Name." He also railed against the war in Iraq and likened Bush administration officials to Nazi war criminals. "This current administration is no exception. They should be...
  • Dixie Chicks Movie, "Shut up and sing" Review(Barf alert_

    03/26/2007 9:04:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Gordon · 28 replies · 1,747+ views
    Dish Network Pay Per View | 3/26/07 | Me
    Dish Network offered the Dixie Chicks' movie "Shut up and sing" as a $3.99 pay-per-view. While I was reluctant to send the money to the subversive organization, I decided I would do it in the name understanding the enemy. It is clear from the movie that the DC know that screwed up and screwed up badly with their comment about George Bush while on tour in England. They know they screwed up but that are not taking any responsibility for their screw up. They are deeply into blaming FreeRepublic.com for their troubles. They say that FR is a well organized...
  • Free Republic: glass ant farm for zealots

    03/08/2007 11:40:55 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 410 replies · 7,918+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 10/27/06 | IVOR TOSSELL
    The Dixie Chicks have a movie, Shut Up & Sing, coming out today, and, to keep things lively, they're staging a grudge match with the worst site on the Internet, political-rhetoric division. "The fat chick will only drive traffic to this site," writes one poster to the site. "The Frenchy Chix can't get a gig in a gay bar in Ithaca," writes another. Others chime in with more corruptions: Chubby Chicks, Ditsy Twits, Vichy Chicks. "Yep typical liberals," says someone else. "No character." This is Free Republic, an exercise in political extremism that, despite being and something of an anthropological...
  • If Mellencamp Keeps Talking Like This, He May End Up As Barack Obama's VP

    02/14/2007 1:47:56 PM PST · by pissant · 77 replies · 1,748+ views
    RightWingNews ^ | 2/14/07 | Charlie Rose
    For some unfathomable reason, Charlie Rose apparently had John Mellencamp of all people on his show to talk about the US reaction to terrorism after 9/11. What followed, was the pacifistic, left-wing view of foreign policy at its worst. Read it and weep (I transcribed this from the video). Charlie Rose: So, After 9/11 what was inappropriate for you... John Cougar Mellencamp: It was inappropriate from the beginning. Charlie Rose: Afghanistan was inappropriate? John Cougar Mellencamp: Everything was inappropriate. Charlie Rose: If we knew where Osama Bin Laden was, to have bombed his hideout would have been inappropriate? John Cougar...
  • Freep a poll!(CNN. Dixie Chicks win grammy for their politics?)

    02/12/2007 4:56:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 729+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 2-12-07 | CNN
    Did the Dixie Chicks win more for the quality of their music or for their political stance? Their music Their politics
  • Dixie Chicks win three Grammys

    02/11/2007 7:18:50 PM PST · by nctexan · 279 replies · 12,433+ views
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2007 | Todd Leopold
    CNN) -- The Grammy Awards were nice to the Dixie Chicks, who won song of the year, a songwriter's award, for "Not Ready to Make Nice." The Chicks -- Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison -- shared the award with Dan Wilson, formerly of Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare. "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless," said Maines, who became a controversial figure in 2003 after making critical comments about President Bush. "Not Ready to Make Nice" was a response to the controversy; after Maines' comments, the Chicks' songs were pulled from a number of country music...
  • Sean Penn joins protesters outside court martial

    02/05/2007 7:57:54 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 54 replies · 1,378+ views
    Kansas City.com ^ | 02/05/07 | Mike Archbold
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Sean Penn hunched alone over his coffee Monday in a Starbucks shop, a stone's throw from the DuPont overpass where supporters of Lt. Ehren Watada held their signs aloft and a much smaller number of foes counter-protested.The actor had been out there with the Iraq war protesters in the chilly fog, which dampened the air but not their spirits. Watada was inside Fort Lewis, his first day in a military courtroom for a court martial that will decide his fate for refusing to go to Iraq and for talking publicly about his reasons.Penn was about to...