Kravitz, Green Day and REM Jump On Peace Bandwagon. 

03-26-03 antiGUY
It’s 1969 all over again. Or at least it is in the minds of pop and rock stars as more and more of them jump on the peace bandwagon.  Lenny Kravitz, Green Day and R.E.M. are the latest crop of recording artists who are using the current war in Iraq as a vehicle for music. 

Lenny Kravitz teamed up with the Rock The Vote people and recorded a new song called “We Want Peace,” which is being distributed on rockthevote.org. Rock the Vote is a center left organization in America that works to get young people involved in the political process and traditionally encourages people to support candidates and issues favored by the Democrat party. 

Green Day also took to the web to spread their new anti-war song, “Life During Wartime,” which the band is offering to fans via their official website. The download is accompanied by a statement from Mike Dirnt where he urges fans, “Don't support this crap going on in the world. Just keep doing what you do and we will talk to you soon"

R.E.M. has joined their anti-war favoring contemporaries and recorded a new anti-war song of their own. The song entitled “Last Straw” appears to be more about blasting U.S. President Bush and his Iraq policy then peace as the lyrics include lines like,  "Who died and lifted you up to perfection? And what silenced me is written into law.” and " It doesn't hold. Now I don't believe and I never did, that two wrongs make a right/If the world were filled with the likes of you, then I'm putting up a fight."

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