July 22, 2010, - 2:45 pm
As you may know, a number of showbiz “entertainers” are boycotting Arizona for enforcing the immigration laws the Obama administration refuses to enforce. But what you may not know is that a number of entertainment industry stars are NOT boycotting Arizona.
Take note of this list of who IS and who ISN’T boycotting Arizona:
Militant rockers Rage Against the Machine said on Wednesday they would headline a concert to raise money for organizations challenging a new Arizona law that targets illegal immigrants.
The show, the group’s first in its Los Angeles hometown for 10 years, will take place on Friday, and will also raise the profile of a “SoundStrike” artist boycott of the state.
Boycotters include rock bands Nine Inch Nails and leftist musicians such as Billy Bragg, Steve Earle and Ry Cooder, as well as filmmaker Michael Moore.
But the music industry is largely ignoring the strike, evidenced by upcoming shows from the likes of big names like Lady Gaga, KISS, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stone Temple Pilots [DS: one of my fave rock groups] and Brad Paisley.
Remember these names for future reference and buy or don’t buy their products accordingly (although with Lady Gaga, I’d say pass on her anyway for many obvious reasons). Thanks to reader Mark M.
Tags: Arizona, Arizona immigration law, Billy Bragg, boycott, Brad Paisley, Immigration, KISS, Lady Gaga, Michael Moore, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Ry Cooder, Soundstrike, Steve Earle, Stone Temple Pilots, Tom Pettty and the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty