Frazer Harrison, Getty Images With the July 16 release of Philip Anselmo's first…
- Posted on Jun 3rd 2008 5:00PM by Kim Davis
As rumors swirl that Hillary Clinton may, in fact, bow out of the battle for the Democratic ticket soon, we'd like to take a look back on the past couple of weeks to see who's been speaking up, rocking out and getting down for their personal political views. Here is the latest ...
- The Flaming Lips' enigmatic frontman, Wayne Coyne, took several opportunities at this year's Sasquatch! festival to empower his audience. During the band's headlining UFO Show performance Coyne called for change this November and addressed the crowd, "Come on motherf------!" He not only spoke to the seriousness of the situation in Iraq, but also interrupted the show to play 'Taps.'
- Sasquatch! produced several more political moments, including when guitarist Mike Clark from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks told the crowd that they were "still holding out for Hillary." Then there was Michael Stipe who, barefoot during R.E.M.'s rainy set, asked, "Who thinks Barack Obama is the coolest guy in the world?"
- The Decemberists jumped on the rock-for-Obama band wagon when they held a free concert in Portland, Ore., before the candidate's recent rally.
- Outspoken Everclear frontman Art Alexakis maintains that 'Jesus Was a Democrat' in a new single his band is set to record in response to their opposition to the war. "I think that a lot of people who call themselves Christians would think -- if Jesus came back today -- that he's a terrorist because he isn't blond-haired or blue-eyed," he told Spinner. "Those are the people we're trying to kill."
- During an interview with Spinner, Mick Jones said that he wants "anybody but McCain" to win this year's presidential race. He continued, "My real dream ticket would be Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen in 'The West Wing') with the vice president being the guy from '24,' Dennis Haysbert."
- Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla, an Obama supporter, spoke out on the (non)participation of Oregon's population in the state's primary on May 20.