Friday, April 20, 2007

Bono's Web

Please, someone wake me up and say that Bono & the Edge aren't really writing the music & lyrics for Broadway's Spiderman: The Musical! Now, Springsteen will pop up soon on TV singing his heart out for American Express or Ford... wait and see.

When I first started cringing with fear after Michael Jackson bought the Beatles Catalogue it was some time before my heroes (not that Michael Jackson was ever one of them) started selling off their catalogues for cash-olla. Hearing a Beatles tune to sell shoes, financial advice…and Target brand merchandise turns one’s stomach. The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Sir Paul, even Bob Dylan have sold their music for cars, TV programs, credit cards, financial firms, etc. Who would have ever thought?

When U2 turned down money from Apple a few years back to partake in the i-pod campaign… I thought that was class. Fitting with what one would expect U2 to do.

Spiderman? Bono, the Edge? I just don’t get it.

3 Comments:

Blogger Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Man...when I saw this in a news article I ignored it, I just didn't want it to be true, its just..weird. They must have some good humanitarian excuse for doing it right???

So far Bruce is one of the FEW that has not given in and sold his music for commercial reasons and he darn well better not! It's very disturbing to hear Zeppelin, The Who, etc. etc. selling cars and stuff :(

I think I'll link to this today.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

I had heard once that Doors music was never used in ads. But I don't watch enough TV to verify that.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Buford said...

What makes this so distasteful to you? What rule/moral/code are these musicians breaking? I’m just curious why it matters?

4:04 PM  

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