BATTLE OF THE BANDS

From POLITICO- BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and East Bay native John Fogerty on Friday demanded that the president’s reelection campaign stop playing the 1969 antiwar anthem “Fortunate Son” at rallies.

“I wrote this song because, as a veteran, I was disgusted that some people were allowed to be excluded from serving our country because they had access to political or financial privilege,” Fogerty wrote on Twitter. “I also wrote about wealthy people not paying their fair share of taxes. Mr. Trump is a prime example of both of these issues.” (The song was apparently played at Sunday’s Carson City, Nev. rally anyway, per Vox’s Aaron Rupar.)

Meanwhile, after the “Beach Boys“ — or at least the touring incarnation of the band, with vocals supplied by Mike Love — agreed to perform at Trump’s Sunday fundraiser in Newport Beach, original Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson and guitarist Al Jardine were quick to publicly distance themselves from the gig, as Variety’s Chris Willman reported.

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