Election ’12

President Obama (and Jay-Z) Defeat Hip-Hop Apathy

The only time I have ever felt afraid at a rap show was when Killer Mike performed at this year's Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh,…
Brandon Soderberg / November 8, 2012

Run This Town: 20 Musicians Who’ve Tried to Get Elected

Barack Obama had a host of musical boosters, but some artists would rather appear at the top of a ticket due to boredom, a need…
Kyle McGovern / November 8, 2012

Triumphant: Mariah Carey Brings Obama Tribute Songs ‘Home’

An election season rife with pop-music crossover moments is also, of course, ripe for election-themed music. With everything going on in America and abroad, President…
Marc Hogan / November 7, 2012

Let’s Stay Together: On the Ground at Obama, Jay-Z, and Bruce Springsteen’s Final Push

President Barack Obama's final campaign rally — the last time, win or lose, he will ever put himself before voters — wasn't even his highest-profile event of…
Marc Hogan / November 6, 2012

Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen to Join Obama on Campaign’s Final Day

The 2012 presidential election campaign will end, as it has bizarrely often been fought, in music. President Barack Obama will spend November 5, the last…
Marc Hogan / November 2, 2012

Bruce Springsteen Unsurprisingly Endorses Barack Obama

Bruce Springsteen has practically common-law endorsed President Barack Obama already by now, but last night he made his reelection support official. The Boss's "We Take…
Marc Hogan / October 18, 2012

Barack Obama Sides With Mariah Carey in Nicki Minaj ‘American Idol’ Debate

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney square off tonight in the second of three Presidential debates, this time in a town hall-style…
Marc Hogan / October 16, 2012

Bruce Springsteen Will Campaign for Barack Obama After All

The Boss is teaming up with the Big Dog. Bruce Springsteen will join former President Bill Clinton to stump for President Barack Obama on October…
Marc Hogan / October 15, 2012

Creed’s Scott Stapp Plays an Undecided Voter on FOX

Who has been covering the crucial Creed beat? Why, FOX News, that's who! The last time the messianic post-grunge band released an album, 2009's Full…
Marc Hogan / October 2, 2012

Springsteen Steps Up Support for Marriage Equality

Bruce Springsteen is taking his commitment to marriage equality to the next level. The Boss has been an advocate of the issue since coming out…
Harley Brown / October 2, 2012

Beyonce and Jay-Z Fundraiser Nets Barack Obama $4 Million

President Barack Obama has shown he can give music sales a boost, and last night the industry's unofficial First Couple returned the favor — and…
Marc Hogan / September 19, 2012

Music Biz Savior Barack Obama Boosts Springsteen Sales 409 Percent

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama had a supportinig role in a new video by the Bawse. Now comes word Obama appears to have given…
Marc Hogan / September 13, 2012

President Obama Doesn’t Think Nicki Minaj Endorsed Mitt Romney

In a radio interview with Orlando's Power 95.3, the President of the United States of America took time to address a nation's burning concern that…
Chris Martins / September 10, 2012

Bad ‘Religion’: R.E.M. Slap Fox News With a Cease and Desist

Legal snafus over song copyrights are as plentiful during election season as NSFW Flaming Lips videos, and today via Slicing Up Eyeballs we learned R.E.M.
Chris Martins / September 7, 2012

Foo Fighters Rock for Obama, Political Pundits (Mostly) Rave

Fresh off a scheduled benefit show with a strange bill set to include Jack Johnson and Asher Roth, the Foo Fighters took center stage last…
Marc Hogan / September 7, 2012
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