Aug 9, 2007

Criticism cut

The Chicago Tribune reports that a portion of Pearl Jam's set at Sunday's Lollapalooza Festival was cut from the concert's internet simulcast when vocalist Eddie Vedder altered lyrics to criticize President Bush.
The performance, sponsored by AT&T Inc. and carried on A&T's "Blue Room" site, omitted the lyrics "George Bush, leave this world alone" and "George Bush, find yourself another home" as part of a version of the song "Daughter," according to the Pearl Jam Web site.
An AT&T spokesperson called it a mistake made by someone working for an agency contracted by the company. Pearl Jam released a statement saying it "troubles us as artists, but also as citizens concerned with the issue of censorship and the increasingly consolidated control of the media."

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