Songs Pulled From Radio in Light of Sandy Hook School Shooting
Just like what happened after 9/11, a selection of ‘offensive songs’ with potentially harmful lyrics have been pulled off of the radio due to the recent school shooting at Newtown, Conn., USA. The song that’s being pulled that’s getting the most buzz is Ke$ha’s Die Young, which features an offensive title (via Hollywood Reporter).
Ke$ha took to Twitter and said “I understand. I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.” That’s the problem when you don’t write your own lyrics and sing what’s put in front of you! Ke$ha also said, “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”
Also getting the boot from the radio is Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks, which has a line “All the other kids with the pumped-up kicks/You better run, better run, outrun my gun … better run faster than my bullet.” So is this over the top or totally necessary? And does this mean most rap won’t get played on the radio any time soon?
Stereophonics Announce March 4 as Release Date for Graffiti On the Train
Welsh rockers, Stereophonics, will release their 8th studio album this upcoming March 4 (via Gigwise). The new album will be called Graffiti On The Train, and should inspire a generation of street
vandals artists. The first track we heard from the album was Violins and Tambourines, followed by new single In A Moment. Excited or unmoved?