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Pink Floyd anthem rewritten for young Iranians

Pink Floyd song rewritten by Toronto band as anthem for young people dissenting in Iran The Pink Floyd rock music classic “Another Brick in the Wall” has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect dissent young Iranians have for their government. The song replaces the teacher reference with “Hey,…

Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ hits 6M download mark

Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ hits 6 million download mark; will.i.am talks new album. The Black Eyed Peas have more proof of the ubiquity of “I Gotta Feeling.” Their No. 1 hit has become the first song to reach the 6 million mark in digital downloads. The milestone was…

Russia’s Putin sings with expelled agents

Russia’s Putin sings with expelled agents expelled from US, promises them ‘bright’ future Vladimir Putin says he met with the Russian spies who were expelled from the United States, joining them in singing an unofficial KGB anthem and promising them good jobs and a bright future back in their homeland.…

Vintage McCartney lifts somber White House

Forty-six years after the Beatles invaded America, Paul McCartney rocked the White House Wednesday, honored by President Barack Obama at a star-studded concert celebrating his songwriting legend. Though British Petroleum is target number one for the White House over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, British pop, in the form…

CNN anchor rips ‘bigot’ Ohio Tea Party leader

CNN host Rick Sanchez described the leader of an Ohio Tea Party group as “a bigot and a liar” on Tuesday, after he had first referred to Hispanic immigrants as “spicks” and then attempted to defend himself by claiming he had merely been quoting a 1960′s Bee Gee’s song. Several…

Beck: Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ is ‘anti-American,’ ‘propaganda’

A song that’s been played over speakers at hundreds of campaign rallies, vibrated in the space between drinks at everyone’s favorite bar and set millions of heads nodding from radio stations coast to coast — a piece of music that is literally stitched into the fabric of American blue-collar culture,…

Air Force pulls ad following legal threat from White Stripes

WASHINGTON — Add the White Stripes to the long list of rockers that have purged their music from politically-charged campaigns they don’t support. The Detroit alternative rock duo consisting of Jack and Meg White has lashed out at the United States Air Force for using their song “Fell In Love…

Is hip-hop a crime? Army imprisoned soldier over lyrical ‘threats’

Is hip-hop a crime? The United States Army certainly believes it can be, and that’s just what landed Spc. Marc Hall, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, behind bars on December 11, 2009. The Army’s reason: Hall’s track “Stop Loss” was determined to contain “threats” against fellow soldiers. Under the name “Marc…

Radio hosts celebrate holidays with tune about disease-spreading ‘illegals’

For years American conservatives have been raising the alarm about a secular “war on Christmas” being fought against Yuletide traditions every December. But this year, two radio personalities with the radio network that syndicates conservative talking heads Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage have decided to turn the guns of the…

Friday Genius Ten “It’s In The Mail, Dammit” Edition

Ten songs from your MP3 collection. At random, or pick a song to use with Genius. I’m doing Genius. Original song: “Send Me A Postcard”—The Shocking Blue Ten songs from Genius: 1) “Pirate Love”—Johnny Thunders 2) “Los Angeles”—Frank Black 3) “I Wish You Would”—David Bowie 4) “Little Girl”—Death From Above…

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