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Roger Waters Permits Lyrics To Pink Floyd Classic To Be Changed

08/12/2010
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(Gibson) Pink Floyd bassist, singer and songwriter Roger Waters has given a Canadian band permission to re-record his former band's hit, "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" with different lyrics, according to the Associated Press.

The Toronto-based group, Blurred Vision, is intending their cover to be an anthem for young Iranians. They've changed the famous "Hey, teacher…" line to "Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!" Blurred Vision is fronted by two brothers – named Sepp and Sohl – who are Iranian exiles. They keep their last names a secret because of fear of retaliation against family members who still live in their home country. It is illegal to play rock music in Iran.

In a statement, Waters said he supports any fight against oppression. He feels that Blurred Vision is a big part of "the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and brutal." He added, "I applauded and supported the resistance of schoolchildren in South Africa to that repressive and brutal regime." - more on this story

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