John Mellencamp, in a song titled "Texas Bandito,"
said Bush was "another cheap thug who sacrifices our young."
Kerry camp on the defensive after
celebrities bash Bush
By Glen Johnson, Globe Staff | July 10, 2004
Other celebs also competed to bash Bush. Singer
John Mellencamp (search) sang a specially written song that called
the president "just another cheap thug" and ridiculed him as the
July 09, 2004
Celebs Turn Out for Kerry-Edwards Friday
Also on the bill were rockers Jon Bon Jovi, the
Dave Matthews Band and John Fogerty, singer John Mellencamp, hip
hop artist Mary J Blige, comic John Leguizamo, and actresses Meryl
Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker.
July 09 2004 at 09:06A
Whoopi raises hackles at Kerry fundraiser
Two weeks later, John Mellencamp posted an open
letter to America on his Web site, declaring, "We have been lied
to and terrorized by our own government, and it is time to take
DAMIEN CAVE (November 26, 2003)
Rockers Unite to Oust Bush Moby, Henley, Matthews ask fans to
The Dave Matthews Band will make its only New York
City appearance of the summer to play "A Change Is Going to Come,"
a benefit concert for presidential candidate John Kerry, on July
8th at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon
Jovi, Wyclef Jean, John Mellencamp will be among the other
"Whether one is talking about the economy or the
environment, jobs, workers' rights or education, national security
or the war on terror, John Kerry is the only choice," says Matthews.
"A vote for John Kerry is a vote for a stronger, safer, better
Matthews to Rock for Kerry Mary
J. Blige also joins rescheduled "Change" concert ROLLING STONE
Posted Jun 23, 2004 12:00 AM
Former President Bill Clinton, Janet Jackson, James
Taylor, Don Henley, John Mellencamp and other famous names voiced
their support for the Democratic Party -- and raised $5 million
-- at the Democratic National Committee's "Every Vote Counts"
concert in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night, PEOPLE reports.
In her opening remarks, presenter and former "Wonder Woman" TV
star Lynda Carter, 50, joked to the politically minded crowd,
"I know we're all missing 'West Wing.'"
Jackson, 36, adding a pop touch to the proceedings,
came on stage in flounces of tulle and introduced Clinton as "one
of the great political leaders and humanitarians of all time."
She then offered a more personal take on the nation's
42nd president, saying: "It is such an honor for me to introduce
one of our country's most brilliant, effective and to me, sexiest,
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STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN, LINDA KRAMER and THERESA CRAPANZANO
LOS ANGELES — Comedian Billy Crystal (search) called
it "Woodstock for really, really rich people" as Hollywood's artists
came out to raise $5 million to put Democrat John Kerry (search)
in the White House.
Ticket prices for the evening started at $2,000
for the concert up to $25,000 per couple for the concert and a
pre-show dinner for about 450 people, including the celebrities.
The concert was sold out, although many donors didn't attend.
The $5 million raised will be divided between Kerry's
campaign and the Democratic National Committee, as will funds
raised at a second concert in New York City on July 8. The New
York concert will feature the Dave Matthews Band, Mary J. Blige,
John Mellencamp, Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Whoopi Goldberg
Stars Turn Out for Kerry Fund-Raiser
Friday, June 25, 2004