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Pearl Jams Anti-Bush Lyrics Censored

by | 9th, August 2007

ARE corporations abrrier to free speech?

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Pearl Jam fans and Internet watchdogs were up in arms Thursday after it was revealed that AT&T Inc. censored portions of the rock band’s live concert cybercast on Sunday.

While performing “Daughter” during the annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, the band segued into a portion of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” during which frontman Eddie Vedder sang, “George Bush, leave this world alone” and “George Bush, find yourself another home.” Those lyrics were missing from the broadcast.

In this instance, yes. But do we like it when pop goes political? And the Devil does have all the best tunes…

Posted: 9th, August 2007 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink