Musicians to unite against Bush?

According to the LA Times (registration required), Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and others are planning a series of concerts beginning in October.  The paper reports the concerts will “target campaign swing states” and an official announcment is expected Aug. 4.

Other artists mentioned include Steve Earle, the Dave Matthews Band, the Dixie Chicks, Bright Eyes, Ani DiFranco, Death Cab for Cutie and International Noise Conspiracy,  along with reports Bob Dylan and James Taylor may join.  Although the music is diverse, there appears to be unanimity on one thing.  As one of the paper’s sources put it: “There is a range of feeling about Kerry but a uniform belief that Bush must go.”

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