POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Video Of Pearl Jam's Censored Anti-Bush Lyrics Posted On Web

From SaveTheInternet.com:

Over the weekend AT&T gave us a glimpse of their plans for the Web when they censored a Pearl Jam performance that didn't meet their standard of "Internet freedom."

During the live Lollapalooza Webcast of a concert by the Seattle-based super-group, the telco giant muted lead singer Eddie Vedder just as he launched into a lyric against President George Bush. The lines -- "George Bush, leave this world alone" and "George Bush find yourself another home" were somehow lost in the mix.

"What happened to us this weekend was a wake up call, and it's about something much bigger than the censorship of a rock band," Pearl Jam band members stated in a release following the incident.

Watch the censored video:

Read all the backstory at SaveTheInternet.com.