We’re just waking up after a long night of watching the results from Super Tuesday roll in. Barack Obama may have split delegates with Hillary Clinton, but he clearly has the support of the anti-establishment rock star crowd. Bright Eyes, M. Ward and members of the Grateful Dead all played benefit concerts for Obama, while Stone Gossard and a few other members of Pearl Jam recorded the cleverly titled Rock Around Barack. Meanwhile, John Mellencamp doesn’t want people to think he’s supporting probable Republican nominee John McCain.
BESIDES BONNAROO, let’s see what’s been happening around the ‘nets:
- Jesse Jarnow profiles Rocks Off’s Jake Szufnarowski for the Village Voice
- A new study finds popular music is still awash with drug references
- College Humor throws down this excellent Roadie Hero sketch
- Yo La Tengo? The Mets to announce the name of a mystery artist who will close out Shea Stadium with a concert
- Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announce more tour dates
- Toots and the Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Inner Circle head up an impressive list of artists covering The Police for a new album
- Madness won’t play Coachella after all; hope to play some shows in 2009
- Nedstalgia recalls Phish’s first and only visit to PPAC
- The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch launches Oscilloscope Pictures
Finally, we couldn’t help but laugh at LA Weekly’s clever list of 10 Star Wars Toys That Unintentionally Look Like Other Celebrities. The resemblance between General Rieekan and John Kerry is absolutely uncanny.