Friday, November 14, 2003

Jethro Tull banned from US classic rock station: "Jethro Tull is off the playlist of a US classic rock station after the British band's frontman criticised displays of the American flag. 'I hate to see the American flag hanging out of every bloody station wagon, out of every SUV, every little Midwestern house in some residential area,' Ian Anderson was quoted as saying in an interview published on Sunday in the Asbury Park Press. 'It's easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism. Flag waving ain't gonna do it.'

"The verdict from listeners of WCHR-FM's 'The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show' was swift. 'The reaction of our audience has been 99 per cent in favour of the ban and 99 per cent incredulous that he would say such stupid things,' said Phil LoCascio, WCHR program director and on-air personality. 'He is a smart guy. As far as we're concerned, this ban is forever.'"

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