Clear Channel, Republican Propaganda Network, Out to Kill Springsteen's Magic? (Down With Tyranny)
MS: Of course, Clear Channel hasn't publicly said they are boycotting Springsteen's music. But they are. Fox News, hardly a hotbed of liberal alarmists, reports that "Clear Channel has sent an edict to its classic rock stations not to play tracks from Magic... no new songs by Springsteen, even though it’s likely many radio listeners already own the album and would like to hear it mixed in with the junk offered on radio."
Beating the System: Radiohead Gives The Man the Middle Finger (Popmatters)
MS: It’s a psychological experiment if I’ve ever seen one. Toying with guilt and responsibility, Radiohead’s In Rainbows website puts the onus on its fans to make a decision. Would it be wrong to fill in all zeros? Does Radiohead expect more? We’re given no indication either way. The pressure is on—to pay, or not to pay?
Wainwright's Garland Gigs Head To CD/DVD (Billboard)
MS: On Dec. 4, Geffen will release the double-disc "Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall" CD collection of the singer's June 14, 2006, show at the famed New York theater. Also due that day is "Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! Live at the London Palladium," a DVD of his Feb. 25, 2007, concert there.
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