Trump is Not Queen’s Champion, My Friend

The Rolling Stone reports this week that Queen guitarist Brian May, “has issued a stern statement denouncing the usage” of the band’s famous anthem, “We Are the Champions” by Donald Trump.  The track played while Trump walked onstage after his final victory in the Republican Primaries Tuesday night.

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After receiving, “an avalanche of complaints,” May came forward on his website to denounce Trump’s use of the song and confirm that permission was never sought nor given for the song to be used in the first place.

May stated, “Regardless of our views on Mr. Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool.”  He also responded to a fan on his website saying, “I will make sure we take what steps we can to dissociate ourselves from Donald Trump’s unsavoury campaign.”

You can read the full story on therollingstone.com

 

Bernanza! The Bernie Sanders Music Festival

This summer in Omaha Nebraska, Bernie Sanders fans will gather at Sokol Park for a three day celebration of Bernie, music, art, and more!  Planned, and paid for out-of-pocket, by Kris Love and Keila Castillo, two “now broke” friends, 100% of the proceeds from the festival (up to 10,000 dollars, “the max allowed due to FEC regulations”) will go to the Bernie Sanders campaign.

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According to the festivals website:

“There will be headliners as well as up and coming artists performing at a very cheap rate, if not pro bono. Several artist have even created parodies or original songs specifically about Bernie. Even the vendors have gotten creative with tie dye and hand painted Bernie shirts, earrings, hat pins, canvases, etc. One vendor, “Bernie Sandwiches,” is even making Panini’s and grilling Bernie’s face into the bread.”

With an admission price of just $50 for the entire three day weekend, the event looks like a promising way to “Feel the Bern” among like minded “Berners” looking to have a good time and spread the message of Bernie Sanders.

According to the festival’s website, “There’s “no fracking” way you’d want to miss this event; it is going to be “yuuuge!

You can check out more on the Bernanza festival’s website!