The Dead Kennedys have pulled out of a gig in LA after discovering that the event was being sponsored by Coors Brewery:
Guitarist and founder member of the band East Bay Ray declared: "Dead Kennedys have always been wary of corporate sponsorship and steer clear of lending our name to promote a product. Because we were not alerted to the ultra conservative, right-wing sponsor for this event, we could not see a reason to go ahead and perform at this show in good conscience."
He continued: "Dead Kennedys want nothing to do with this event or Coors and I am disgusted that they are now sponsoring punk shows, something they are politically at odds with."
Actually the Coors company are probably ideologically in line with former punks flogging off their former rebellion as part of a nostalgia roadshow.
The sudden fit of the vapours at the idea of playing under an advertising banner is even more curious since Jello was kicked out of the band for turning down an offer from Levis flat...
MKFox said:cheers ox.
I was reading somewhere recently, think it was about The Doors, that the drummer didn't want their music to be used in adverts so the band missed out on $20m....:icon_eek: