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HillbillyHab

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I am of the opinion that the opinions of celebrities are no better than those of us populating the wonderful Anandtech forums. Take it for what it's worth and have a good day!
 

Codewiz

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PEARL JAM Concertgoers Head To Exits After VEDDER's Anti-BUSH display - Apr. 3, 2003

Incensed fans walked out of PEARL JAM's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage, according to Rocky Mountain News.

Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song "Bushleaguer", a Bush-taunting song from the band's latest album, "Riot Act".

"When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner ? supporting our troops, opposing policy ? that's OK," said Keith Zimmerman of Denver.

"When he takes what looks like the head of George Bush on a stick, then throws it to the stage and stomps on it, that's just unacceptable. I love PEARL JAM, but that was just way over the edge. We literally got up and left."

Others joined Zimmerman, some complaining about the lyrics of "Bushleaguer", which in part call Bush "a confidence man" and say, "He's not a leader / he's a Texas leaguer."

"I wasn't sure if it was really happening," said Kim Mueller. "We looked at each other and realized he really did have George Bush's head on a stick and was waving it in the air, then slam-med it to the ground and stepped on it."

"It was like he decapitated someone in a primal ritual and stuck their head on a stick," Zimmerman said. "It kinda blows away THE DIXIE CHICKS."

THE DIXIE CHICKS were the target of boycotts and bannings after making an anti-Bush statement on a London stage in March. (On Wednesday, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND announced it would play a May 1 concert in Spartanburg, S.C., as an alternative to the U.S. tour-opening show in nearby Greenville by THE DIXIE CHICKS that same day.)

Vedder has used the Bush mask in previous shows in Australia and Japan, but Denver's U.S. tour opener was the first show since war broke out in Iraq.

PEARL JAM manager Kelly Curtis couldn't be reached for comment. The Seattle band plays Oklahoma City tonight.

Before "Do the Evolution", Vedder told the crowd the tale of a Vietnam vet who expressed severe reservations about war in Iraq to Vedder. The singer was incensed when someone in the crowd yelled, "Shut up!"

"Did someone just say, 'Shut up'? I don't know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech, man. It's worth thinking about it, because it's going away," Vedder said. "In the last year of being able to use it, we're sure as (expletive) going to use it and I'm not gonna apologize."

Later in the show, he added to that.

"Just to clarify . . . we support the troops," Vedder said to cheers. "Our problem is certainly not with anybody over there doing something that not too many of us would do right now, not for these reasons.

"So to the families and those people who know those folks and are related to those folks and are married to those folks, we send our support. We're just confused on how wanting to bring them back safely all of a sudden becomes nonsupport. We love them, we support them. They're not the ones who make the foreign policy. . . . Let's hope for the best and speak our opinions."

It was after that when Vedder put on the Bush mask and a sparkling silver jacket. He took off the mask, mounted it on the mike stand, then slammed it to the floor.


At least Marshall Tucker Band has some sense :)
 

Feldenak

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Originally posted by: MachFive
I never liked Pearl Jam to begin with. As far as I'm concerned, they haven't put out a good album since 10.
Pearl Jam has been irrelevant for a couple years now. I do agree that 10 is their only good album.
 

PreDatoR

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Originally posted by: MachFive
I never liked Pearl Jam to begin with. As far as I'm concerned, they haven't put out a good album since 10.
YA they were a one hit wonder all the way... rest of their albums have been suckage...
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: Codewiz
PEARL JAM Concertgoers Head To Exits After VEDDER's Anti-BUSH display - Apr. 3, 2003

Incensed fans walked out of PEARL JAM's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage, according to Rocky Mountain News.

Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song "Bushleaguer", a Bush-taunting song from the band's latest album, "Riot Act".

"When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner ? supporting our troops, opposing policy ? that's OK," said Keith Zimmerman of Denver.

"When he takes what looks like the head of George Bush on a stick, then throws it to the stage and stomps on it, that's just unacceptable. I love PEARL JAM, but that was just way over the edge. We literally got up and left."

Others joined Zimmerman, some complaining about the lyrics of "Bushleaguer", which in part call Bush "a confidence man" and say, "He's not a leader / he's a Texas leaguer."

"I wasn't sure if it was really happening," said Kim Mueller. "We looked at each other and realized he really did have George Bush's head on a stick and was waving it in the air, then slam-med it to the ground and stepped on it."

"It was like he decapitated someone in a primal ritual and stuck their head on a stick," Zimmerman said. "It kinda blows away THE DIXIE CHICKS."

THE DIXIE CHICKS were the target of boycotts and bannings after making an anti-Bush statement on a London stage in March. (On Wednesday, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND announced it would play a May 1 concert in Spartanburg, S.C., as an alternative to the U.S. tour-opening show in nearby Greenville by THE DIXIE CHICKS that same day.)

Vedder has used the Bush mask in previous shows in Australia and Japan, but Denver's U.S. tour opener was the first show since war broke out in Iraq.

PEARL JAM manager Kelly Curtis couldn't be reached for comment. The Seattle band plays Oklahoma City tonight.

Before "Do the Evolution", Vedder told the crowd the tale of a Vietnam vet who expressed severe reservations about war in Iraq to Vedder. The singer was incensed when someone in the crowd yelled, "Shut up!"

"Did someone just say, 'Shut up'? I don't know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech, man. It's worth thinking about it, because it's going away," Vedder said. "In the last year of being able to use it, we're sure as (expletive) going to use it and I'm not gonna apologize."

Later in the show, he added to that.

"Just to clarify . . . we support the troops," Vedder said to cheers. "Our problem is certainly not with anybody over there doing something that not too many of us would do right now, not for these reasons.

"So to the families and those people who know those folks and are related to those folks and are married to those folks, we send our support. We're just confused on how wanting to bring them back safely all of a sudden becomes nonsupport. We love them, we support them. They're not the ones who make the foreign policy. . . . Let's hope for the best and speak our opinions."

It was after that when Vedder put on the Bush mask and a sparkling silver jacket. He took off the mask, mounted it on the mike stand, then slammed it to the floor.


At least Marshall Tucker Band has some sense :)
Yeah too bad Marshall Tucker hasn't had a hit song in at least 20 years!
 

Codewiz

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Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: Codewiz
PEARL JAM Concertgoers Head To Exits After VEDDER's Anti-BUSH display - Apr. 3, 2003

Incensed fans walked out of PEARL JAM's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage, according to Rocky Mountain News.

Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song "Bushleaguer", a Bush-taunting song from the band's latest album, "Riot Act".

"When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner ? supporting our troops, opposing policy ? that's OK," said Keith Zimmerman of Denver.

"When he takes what looks like the head of George Bush on a stick, then throws it to the stage and stomps on it, that's just unacceptable. I love PEARL JAM, but that was just way over the edge. We literally got up and left."

Others joined Zimmerman, some complaining about the lyrics of "Bushleaguer", which in part call Bush "a confidence man" and say, "He's not a leader / he's a Texas leaguer."

"I wasn't sure if it was really happening," said Kim Mueller. "We looked at each other and realized he really did have George Bush's head on a stick and was waving it in the air, then slam-med it to the ground and stepped on it."

"It was like he decapitated someone in a primal ritual and stuck their head on a stick," Zimmerman said. "It kinda blows away THE DIXIE CHICKS."

THE DIXIE CHICKS were the target of boycotts and bannings after making an anti-Bush statement on a London stage in March. (On Wednesday, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND announced it would play a May 1 concert in Spartanburg, S.C., as an alternative to the U.S. tour-opening show in nearby Greenville by THE DIXIE CHICKS that same day.)

Vedder has used the Bush mask in previous shows in Australia and Japan, but Denver's U.S. tour opener was the first show since war broke out in Iraq.

PEARL JAM manager Kelly Curtis couldn't be reached for comment. The Seattle band plays Oklahoma City tonight.

Before "Do the Evolution", Vedder told the crowd the tale of a Vietnam vet who expressed severe reservations about war in Iraq to Vedder. The singer was incensed when someone in the crowd yelled, "Shut up!"

"Did someone just say, 'Shut up'? I don't know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech, man. It's worth thinking about it, because it's going away," Vedder said. "In the last year of being able to use it, we're sure as (expletive) going to use it and I'm not gonna apologize."

Later in the show, he added to that.

"Just to clarify . . . we support the troops," Vedder said to cheers. "Our problem is certainly not with anybody over there doing something that not too many of us would do right now, not for these reasons.

"So to the families and those people who know those folks and are related to those folks and are married to those folks, we send our support. We're just confused on how wanting to bring them back safely all of a sudden becomes nonsupport. We love them, we support them. They're not the ones who make the foreign policy. . . . Let's hope for the best and speak our opinions."

It was after that when Vedder put on the Bush mask and a sparkling silver jacket. He took off the mask, mounted it on the mike stand, then slammed it to the floor.


At least Marshall Tucker Band has some sense :)
Yeah too bad Marshall Tucker hasn't had a hit song in at least 20 years!
Yeah but I am from Spartanburg and Marshall Tucker Band is also from Spartanburg :)
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: Codewiz
Originally posted by: Red Dawn
Originally posted by: Codewiz
PEARL JAM Concertgoers Head To Exits After VEDDER's Anti-BUSH display - Apr. 3, 2003

Incensed fans walked out of PEARL JAM's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage, according to Rocky Mountain News.

Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song "Bushleaguer", a Bush-taunting song from the band's latest album, "Riot Act".

"When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner ? supporting our troops, opposing policy ? that's OK," said Keith Zimmerman of Denver.

"When he takes what looks like the head of George Bush on a stick, then throws it to the stage and stomps on it, that's just unacceptable. I love PEARL JAM, but that was just way over the edge. We literally got up and left."

Others joined Zimmerman, some complaining about the lyrics of "Bushleaguer", which in part call Bush "a confidence man" and say, "He's not a leader / he's a Texas leaguer."

"I wasn't sure if it was really happening," said Kim Mueller. "We looked at each other and realized he really did have George Bush's head on a stick and was waving it in the air, then slam-med it to the ground and stepped on it."

"It was like he decapitated someone in a primal ritual and stuck their head on a stick," Zimmerman said. "It kinda blows away THE DIXIE CHICKS."

THE DIXIE CHICKS were the target of boycotts and bannings after making an anti-Bush statement on a London stage in March. (On Wednesday, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND announced it would play a May 1 concert in Spartanburg, S.C., as an alternative to the U.S. tour-opening show in nearby Greenville by THE DIXIE CHICKS that same day.)

Vedder has used the Bush mask in previous shows in Australia and Japan, but Denver's U.S. tour opener was the first show since war broke out in Iraq.

PEARL JAM manager Kelly Curtis couldn't be reached for comment. The Seattle band plays Oklahoma City tonight.

Before "Do the Evolution", Vedder told the crowd the tale of a Vietnam vet who expressed severe reservations about war in Iraq to Vedder. The singer was incensed when someone in the crowd yelled, "Shut up!"

"Did someone just say, 'Shut up'? I don't know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech, man. It's worth thinking about it, because it's going away," Vedder said. "In the last year of being able to use it, we're sure as (expletive) going to use it and I'm not gonna apologize."

Later in the show, he added to that.

"Just to clarify . . . we support the troops," Vedder said to cheers. "Our problem is certainly not with anybody over there doing something that not too many of us would do right now, not for these reasons.

"So to the families and those people who know those folks and are related to those folks and are married to those folks, we send our support. We're just confused on how wanting to bring them back safely all of a sudden becomes nonsupport. We love them, we support them. They're not the ones who make the foreign policy. . . . Let's hope for the best and speak our opinions."

It was after that when Vedder put on the Bush mask and a sparkling silver jacket. He took off the mask, mounted it on the mike stand, then slammed it to the floor.


At least Marshall Tucker Band has some sense :)
Yeah too bad Marshall Tucker hasn't had a hit song in at least 20 years!
Yeah but I am from Spartanburg and Marshall Tucker Band is also from Spartanburg :)
Cool, Hometown Cooking!:)
 

MacBaine

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"Did someone just say, 'Shut up'? I don't know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech, man. It's worth thinking about it, because it's going away," Vedder said. "In the last year of being able to use it, we're sure as (expletive) going to use it and I'm not gonna apologize."
Classic. How is freedom of speech relevent here at all? People paid to see them sing, not hear about their political views. It's not like the guy in the audience was trying to arrest him. Smart celebrity
 

althor27

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What is really funny is that anyone would think of Vedder as a celebrity. Pearl Jam hasn't produced a decent album in years (10 being their first and last). Furthermore, Vedder is obviously an idiot. He said he would move to France if George Bush Sr. was elected president. Bon voyage Eddie!
 

Aceshigh

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Eddie Vedder can't sing worth sh#t. It doesn't say alot for the taste of the music buying public that they ever became popular.
 

Ferocious

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I often think that the ONLY people that care what celebrities think are conservatives.

It's more fuel for the fire that many conservatives need to keep their anger flowing.
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by: Aceshigh
Eddie Vedder can't sing worth sh#t. It doesn't say alot for the taste of the music buying public that they ever became popular.
Hey Britney Spears, All those Gangster rappers and what not have already shown the public has questionable tastes. I actually like Pearl Jams early stuff.
 

bGIveNs33

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Originally posted by: Aceshigh
Eddie Vedder can't sing worth sh#t. It doesn't say alot for the taste of the music buying public that they ever became popular.
And Kurt Cobain had a stupdendous voice as well.
 

drewshin

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Classic. How is freedom of speech relevent here at all? People paid to see them sing, not hear about their political views. It's not like the guy in the audience was trying to arrest him. Smart celebrity
people just dont buy people's music to hear them sing, musicians are artists, if you like them, it's also because of what they sing about, lyrics, that will also most likely translate into what they do on stage as well.

if you know pearl jam has an anti-bush song out there and you dont like it, just dont listen to it, or dont go to their concerts.

i know though that if yanni, or whoever you listen to, were to say on stage, kill kill, go u.s. go, (extreme opposite of what eddie said) you'd be hooting and hollering and saying "he's da man, im glad he said that!"
 

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