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Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to Tour


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Bruce Springsteen, a big-time musical activist and supporter of unions, is hitting the road with his E Street band in 2012 starting in England and is sure to end with concerts in the USA. On his website he says that he and his band "are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you–real soon." Check out his website here. Below is a video in support of Occupy, Tom Joad.

Tom Morello “The Nightwatchman” Talks About Censorship on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher

 

Tom Morello, aka “The Nightwatchman”, was on Real Time with Bill Maher last night, and he talked about censorship, and he let his feelings known on the issue of musicians and bands, and for that matter any worker, speaking out on the issues they care about. They first discussed censorship, where Tom pointed out how after 9/11 there was a list of songs radio stations were asked not to play; like for instance “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Walk Like and Egyptian”, the Gap Band’s “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” and others.

Tom proudly proclaimed, “From that entire list, there was only one band where their entire catalogue was singled out, and that was my band, Rage Against the Machine”. The audience roared with approval and screamed out “Yeah!” He went on to say, “There was a message behind that. No one can say anything. It was a time where there should have been a great deal of debate. Why did this [9/11] really happen? What’s going on? Is there more to it than crazy guys on planes? That was a time when everyone we should have been able to speak their minds fully and completely, and let’s have a better understanding. ”

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