AT&T Mutes Pearl Jam’s Anti-Bush Riff
Posted on Aug 9, 2007
In what has to be the most exciting Pearl Jam-related news in, oh, a decade, AT&T censored Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s anti-Bush adaptation of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” during a live cybercast of the retro-grunge band’s Lollapalooza performance on Sunday.
Billboard via Reuters.com:
While performing “Daughter” during the annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, the band segued into a portion of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” during which frontman Eddie Vedder sang, “George Bush, leave this world alone” and “George Bush, find yourself another home.” Those lyrics were missing from the broadcast.
AP Photo / Lucy Pemoni
For their next act, an anti-AT&T power ballad? Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, snapped mid-warble.