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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 · 49 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...
  • Candidates Pick Tunes at DNC Meeting ("Born to Run" Maybe?)

    02/03/2007 7:28:23 AM PST · by Rodney Kings Brain · 47 replies · 762+ views
    AP Washington ^ | Feb. 3rd, 2007 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Everyone needs a soundtrack - even politicians. The presidential candidates who addressed the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting Friday got to choose their tunes, and it was an eclectic mix that reflected personal favorites and not-so-subtle messages. Some candidates requested two songs, one that blared as they approached the stage and another that played as they left the podium. The selections: _John Edwards: "This Is Our Country" by John Mellencamp. _Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut: "Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)" by the Temptations and "Reach Out," also by the Temptations. _Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New...
  • David Byrne criticises Bush, Cheney

    01/30/2007 1:38:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 785+ views
    Rocker David Byrne has accused US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for leading the country the same way the late Saddam Hussein led Iraq. Byrne is stunned at the Iraq war and is vehemently against it, said contactmusic.com. He said: 'It's like we are in shock. At least I am. The majority of Americans don't want to commit more troops, Congress doesn't want to commit more troops, but George and Dick do and by god they are gonna have it. And I thought, 'Can they just do this?' I thought only people like Saddam Hussein could...
  • Dixie Chicks Flick Finally Cracks $1 Million at the Box Office!

    12/18/2006 7:19:52 AM PST · by AnnaZ · 67 replies · 3,002+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 12/18/2006 | AnnaZ
    After a rash of fawning, poor-widdle-victims media blitzing, and eight weeks in theaters, the Dixie Chicks documentary, Shut Up and Sing, has finally passed the $1 million mark in box office receipts. Woo. Hoo.
  • Dixie Chicks film a case of 'Sing,' not 'Shut Up' (Some free PR for Free Republic)

    11/17/2006 10:44:26 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 45 replies · 1,869+ views
    Chicago sun-Times ^ | November 17, 2006 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    Natalie Maines has always been the Dixie Chicks' mouth. As lead singer, she not only fronts the band on stage but is often its spokeswoman. She was known for speaking her mind well before the now infamous comment that started a backlash against the popular country music group. Back in 2003 at a London concert on the eve of the Iraq war, Maines was just being herself when she said: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The reaction that followed stunned Maines and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. Suddenly, the...
  • Let freedom 'Sing' (FREE REPUBLIC CREDITED/CHARGED WITH DEMISE OF DITZY CHICKS)

    11/12/2006 7:05:35 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 61 replies · 1,764+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 12, 2006 | MARY HOULIHAN Staff Reporter
    Back in 2003, Natalie Maines spoke her mind and lived to regret it. Just days before the Iraq invasion during a London concert, the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks stated: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." It was a thunderbolt that reverberated throughout conservative factions of America where country music is a bastion. Almost immediately, the Chicks, who are all against the war, became the most loathed band in the United States. What followed that now infamous statement is chronicled in Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's new documentary, "Shut Up...
  • Erika Andersen: Dixie Chicks' pity party is getting old [Free Republic prominently mentioned]

    11/11/2006 4:30:50 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 124 replies · 5,664+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 8, 2006 | Erika Andersen
    WASHINGTON - Think of the Dixie Chicks and you should be reminded of their extraordinary musical talent and best-selling CDs. Instead, thanks to “Shut Up & Sing” — a new documentary about the group’s foray into politics — the Chicks will likely be famous for flying their self-proclaimed victim banner once again. The documentary accurately and intimately portrays the Chicks’ tumultuous battle with angry Americans since lead singer Natalie Maines proclaimed from a London stage that she was ashamed that President George W. Bush hailed from her home state of Texas. The conservative blog Free Republic first focused attention —...
  • John Kerry could have borrowed Dixie Chicks' non-apology as seen on Oprah

    11/02/2006 9:21:00 AM PST · by sully777 · 31 replies · 1,141+ views
    Oprah.com (Transcript) ^ | October, 2006 | Oprah Winfrey Interview
    In 2003, the Dixie Chicks, (pictured left to right) Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines, were the most popular female group in country music history, with a number one single, millions in sales, multiple Grammy awards, legions of fans and sold-out concerts across the world. Then, during a concert in London on March 10, 2003, just days before the U.S. military would invade Iraq, Natalie felt she had to say something about what was happening in the world. To those English fans—whose own government joined America's Iraqi invasion—she said, "We do not want this war, this violence. And we're...
  • Filming some tough Chicks (Free Republic mentioned & linked)

    10/29/2006 5:17:59 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 78 replies · 2,444+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/29/06 | Damon Smith
    Just weeks after 9/11, Ari Fleischer, then White House press secretary, warned Americans to "watch what they say."
  • DFU SONG: In Dreams (Natalie Maines says she is the FReepers' wet dream)

    10/26/2006 8:12:54 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 839+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 10-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    NATALIE MAINES SING-ALONG ON YOUTUBE MIDI - IN DREAMS She was a country star who had been shining I would think about her at night About me I sometimes heard friends whisper They knew that something was not quite right I'd close my eyes and I'd drift away All night inside my mind with her I'd play Things would get hot...dreams sometimes do Oh, dear chunk butt Natalie, I'm wanting you Wet dreams you give to me Wet dreams, wet as could be And that is why they put me in a mental facility But just before the dawn...they...
  • My Post on the Dixie Chicks' Flick's JOKE of a Blog

    10/24/2006 6:45:47 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 6 replies · 598+ views
    HEY, DIXIE CHICKS: THIS IS *NOT* A FREE SPEECH ISSUE! Shut Up And Post [...]Now, to answer your dumb question; YES, I believe in Free Speech. The Dixie Chicks expressed their free speech. Members of Free Republic.com (such as myself), the film’s apparent villain and the target of a laughable and feeble smear campaign by a Dixie Chicks’ media flack, express our free speech. The former fans of the Chicks expressed their free speech. Laura Ingraham expressed her free speech when she created the phrase “Shut Up & Sing.” Toby Keith expressed his free speech about Natalie Maines. And...
  • A Message from Willie Nelson About the Upcoming Elections (After he smoked a big a&# fat blunt)

    10/11/2006 4:48:08 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 31 replies · 850+ views
    Fat Hog Moore ^ | 10 11 2006 | Willie Nelson
    If we all go out and vote for peace candidates and get our friends to vote, and if our votes are really counted, it's no contest. There'll be a change in the Congress, and then we'll just have to keep building so we can get a president who won't send our soldiers to fight a war based on lies. We should have thrown the bastards out years ago. Let's do it now! Give Peace A VOTE!
  • VULGAR BABS RIPS BUSH - AND FAN - AT MSG (Shut Up and Sing Alert - or just shut up)

    10/10/2006 5:31:04 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 107 replies · 4,889+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/10/06 | BRIGITTE WILLIAMS
    <p>Liberal diva Barbra Streisand gave fans an earful of Bush-bashing last night at Madison Square Garden - then told a man in the audience to "shut the f- - - up" after he heckled her for poking fun at the president.</p>
  • Free Republic's Robinson A 'Coward' Says Dixie Chicks Rep [BAAAAAAARF]

    10/09/2006 6:41:33 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 158 replies · 7,779+ views
    The Post-Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2006 | Jim Brogan
    Natalie Maines of the 'Dixie Chicks' created quite an uproar the night of the president's decision to declare war on Iraq in 2003. Maines stated that the Dixie Chicks as a whole were 'ashamed' of the Bush decision and Maines said she was "embarrassed he was from Texas." The group refused to retract their statement, and instead responded to the criticism by releasing their new single 'Not Ready To Make Nice,' earlier this year. According the New York Post's Page Six, The Chicks' biggest detractor, FreeRepublic.com founder Jim Robinson, reportedly declined to appear in their documentary, "Shut Up and Sing."...
  • BUSH BASHING PIG HITS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

    09/17/2006 9:12:17 PM PDT · by Screamname · 37 replies · 1,895+ views
    drudgereport.com ^ | 9/18/06 | Drudge
    BUSH BASHING PIG HITS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN Sun Sep 17 2006 18:53:38 ET ROGER WATERS [PINK FLOYD] CONCERT TOUR HITS NORTH AMERICA AND NYC WITH FLYING PIGS, URGING DEM VOTES IN ELECTION, 'IMPEACH BUSH' WRITTEN ON REAR OF PIG FLOATING OVER AUDIENCE... One concertgoer writes: 'Seeing Bush's name written across the pig's arse made me howl'... The pig had graffiti. 'New Yorkers/Don't be led to the slaughter/Vote November 7'... another attendee played off the hit 'Another Brick in the Wall': ''We don't need no thought control,' even from Mr. Waters'... Another sends a review: 'I attended the Roger Waters 9/15...
  • ROGER WATERS [PINK FLOYD], URGING DEM VOTES IN ELECTION

    09/17/2006 3:51:44 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 172 replies · 3,843+ views
    ROGER WATERS [PINK FLOYD] CONCERT TOUR HITS NORTH AMERICA WITH FLYING PIGS, URGING DEM VOTES IN ELECTION, 'IMPEACH BUSH' WRITTEN ON REAR OF PIG FLOATING OVER AUDIENCE... One concertgoer writes: 'Seeing Bush's name written across the pig's arse made me howl and the pig was quite close to me at one point'... another attendee played off the hit 'Another Brick in the Wall': ''We don't need no thought control,' even from Mr. Waters'... Developing...
  • DFU SONG: In Dreams (BWAHAHAHA...Natalie Maines says she is FReepers' wet dream)

    09/14/2006 10:00:04 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 580+ views
    DFU SONGS ^ | 9-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Writing the history of our time in song. MIDI - IN DREAMS She was a country star who had been shining I would think about her at night About me I sometimes heard friends whisper They knew that something was not quite right I'd close my eyes and I'd drift away All night inside my mind with her I'd play Things would get hot...dreams sometimes do Oh, dear chunk butt Natalie, I'm wanting you Wet dreams you give to me Wet dreams, wet as could be And that is why they put me in a mental facility But just before...
  • Natalie Maines Sez: Dixie Chicks Were FReepers' "Wet Dream"

    09/14/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 239 replies · 6,567+ views
    indieWIRE ^ | Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Peter Knegt and Brian Brooks
    SNIPOscar-winning doc filmmaker Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County USA," "American Dream") teamed up with collaborator Cecilia Peck to co-direct a behind the scenes look at the best-selling female group of all time, "The Dixie Chicks." The film, "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" was initially envisioned as a much more modest project, according to the band's Natalie Maines who spoke at a press conference this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. "We originally thought of having a filmmaker [to capture footage] for ourselves or as a supplement to some concert DVD release," said Maines. But Maines' now famous off-handed comment...
  • Natalie Maines: "US hasnt caught on yet"

    09/13/2006 6:05:20 PM PDT · by beansox · 61 replies · 1,427+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 9/13/2006 | CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
    TORONTO (CP) - Tell these feisty chicks to "shut up and sing" and they'll make a movie. The Dixie Chicks have rebounded from death threats, stinging political attacks and radio station battles with "Shut Up and Sing," a moving documentary that debuted this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was three years ago that front woman Natalie Maines told a London audience that the Texas band was embarrassed U.S. President George W. Bush was from their home state. Since then, the trio has weathered a firestorm of controversy to create a new album, discover new fans, have a...
  • Dixie Chicks sing bold tune to new fans (Barf Alert! DefCon1!Think of it as cleansing!)

    09/14/2006 6:41:20 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 469+ views
    Yahoo.Com ^ | Al-Rueters | By Rachelle Younglai
    TORONTO (Reuters) - One sentence, a political comment as bombs rained down on Baghdad in 2003, changed the careers and the fan base of Texas-based Dixie Chicks, but not their spirit or their tune. "In the past, I think we thought we had a purpose, to entertain (the audience)," said lead singer Natalie Maines, whose 2003 comments criticizing U.S. president George W. Bush made the band a pariah in the country music world. "Now you feel like they feel like they have a purpose, in supporting free speech and supporting us, so it's amazing. And it's definitely a new audience."...
  • Fonda, Steinem launch all-women radio talk network.

    09/13/2006 8:13:48 AM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 80 replies · 2,605+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/2006 | Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
    Greenstone launches all-women radio talk network By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greenstone Media, a radio company whose founders include social activist Gloria Steinem and actress Jane Fonda, has launched an all-women, all-talk network across the United States. Steinem said the network, which is run by women, aims to provide an alternative to current radio talk, which she describes as "very argumentative, quite hostile, and very much male-dominated." This network "has a different spirit. It has more community. It's more about information, about humor, about respect for different points of view and not constant arguing," Steinem told Reuters in...
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut up and Sing

    09/06/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by reagandemo · 15 replies · 762+ views
    Variety ^ | Phil Gallo
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck have crafted an insightful and heartfelt look at the experiences of the Dixie Chicks over the last three years, chronicling the often bizarre consequences of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush wisecrack on a London stage. Maines' statement is captured in "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," as are the meetings where they plot how to circumvent the core country audience and, eventually, how to reroute a tour and cancel shows due to poor ticket sales. It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should...
  • Review of Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (MSM Propping Up Barf Alert)

    09/06/2006 4:46:17 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies · 1,427+ views
    Variety ^ | 9/5/06 | Phai Gallo
    Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck have crafted an insightful and heartfelt look at the experiences of the Dixie Chicks over the last three years, chronicling the often bizarre consequences of singer Natalie Maines' anti-Bush wisecrack on a London stage. Maines' statement is captured in "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing," as are the meetings where they plot how to circumvent the core country audience and, eventually, how to reroute a tour and cancel shows due to poor ticket sales. It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should...
  • Blue-staters cheer CSNY anti-war rants (REALLY OLD LEFTY FARTS ALERT)

    09/05/2006 10:32:32 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 19 replies · 1,122+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 5, 2006 | JEFF JOHNSON Staff Reporter
    If your favorite uncles dropped in from out of town for a rare visit, you'd probably be surprised if the mood turned somber and they started lecturing you. You'd be downright shocked to find yourself enthralled with the strange turn the evening had taken. That's probably how most people felt in the packed house at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young raged on for three hours Sunday night. The granddaddy of rock's "supergroups," touring for the third time as a quartet since Neil Young rejoined in 2000 after a 26-year absence, wore its...
  • Sandra Bullock's Husband in Bush Rant (Jackass Jesse)

    08/25/2006 2:17:58 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 157 replies · 21,815+ views
    BULLOCK'S HUSBAND IN BUSH RANT Hollywood star SANDRA BULLOCK's husband JESSE JAMES has launched a scathing verbal attack on US President GEORGE W BUSH, calling the leader "a d**khead". The motorcycle maker visited American soldiers outside Baghdad, Iraq - and is convinced the majority of the US military agree with him. James says, "Everyone in Iraq knows Bush is a d**khead. He's the boss' kid. "Everybody I know who has a successful business who has a kid - the kid is always a f**khead. Have you ever noticed that?"
  • Dixie Chicks flick flop

    08/24/2006 4:03:01 PM PDT · by beansox · 72 replies · 2,377+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 8/24/06 | Jennifer Harper
    Dixie Chicks flick flop When it is released to theaters this fall, a documentary about the Dixie Chicks is going to become an “election issue,” predicts hopeful news organizations who are desperately trying to wedge the film into cultural and political relevance. Perhaps they have overlooked public disinterest
  • Dixie Chicks documentary could be election issue

    08/22/2006 11:30:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 125 replies · 3,334+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/22/06 | Gregg Goldstein
    The politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections. The film revolves around the aftermath of singer Natalie Maines' statement at a 2003 London concert, where she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." It chronicles death threats, political attacks and radio boycotts against the country trio, and that could make the film a political hot potato as well as potential ammo should longtime Democratic...
  • Weinstein Co. buys Dixie Chicks docu

    08/22/2006 4:14:50 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 89 replies · 2,691+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug. 22, 2006 | Gregg Goldstein
    Weinstein Co. buys Dixie Chicks docu By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK -- Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections. The film revolves around the aftermath of singer Natalie Maines' statement at a 2003 London concert, where she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." It chronicles death threats, political attacks and radio boycotts against the band, and that could...
  • CSNY Crowd won't Neil to Anti-War Bite

    08/18/2006 10:02:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies · 795+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/06 | Dave Wedge
    Neil Young has played on some of the peace movement’s greatest songs but last night at the Tweeter Center, he alienated more folks than he has in perhaps his whole career. Unabashedly unleashing the scathingly unpopular “Let’s Impeach the President,” the Canadian guitar icon turned the packed venue on its ear, splitting the liberals and conservatives right down the middle with his take-no-prisoners lyrics. The same folks who moments earlier were cheering him on CSN classics such as “Deja Vu” and the engaging drug dealer tale “Tree Top Flyer” turned like a top when Young unveiled his in-your-face, anti-Bush mantra....
  • Radio, promoter each blames other for cut in Chicks tour

    08/15/2006 8:31:54 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 64 replies · 2,202+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-15-06 | MICHAEL D. CLARK and TARA DOOLEY
    More than 20,000 Dixie Chicks fans in Houston bought the band's latest album, the 1.5 million-selling Taking the Long Way. That much is clear, along with the fact that the Dixie Chicks' Houston concert date was canceled. The promoter blames the radio stations. Initial reports cited slow ticket sales. But tickets for the Toyota Center show never went on sale. The country radio stations credit their listeners with the cancellation and blame the Chicks for a bad attitude. The fans will have to book trips to Dallas or Austin. Louis Messina, president of the Messina Group, the Houston-based concert promoter...
  • Comment: Matt Cooper: It’s about time someone told Bono just to shut up and sing

    08/13/2006 7:24:12 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies · 882+ views
    FOR a man who won popular support when he castigated the Irish government for its failure to spend our tax in the way that he saw fit, Bono now finds himself standing in a lonely place. Last week the rock-star-turned-campaigner was exposed for taking part in a decision that will deliberately reduce the amount of tax that he and his business partners in U2 will contribute from next year onwards. Since June, the band and its manager have engaged in what is known as ‘tax avoidance’, moving U2’s publishing empire to the Netherlands where it can avail of a near...