Social media was set ablaze last night with reactions to President Obama’s re-election, and no surprise – musicians got in on the celebrating or hating.
Fresh off stumping for Obama last week in Ohio and Iowa, Bruce Springsteen has announced another campaign appearance for the president. The Boss will play a free concert at an Obama rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this Tuesday, October 23rd.
Simmons, who voted for Obama in 2008, now calls him “a piss-poor president” but “a wonderful family man.”
Devo will spend this month on the road alongside Blondie, playing “Whip It,” “Girl U Want” and other new wave classics to the nostalgic masses. But they also have a brand new song that’s likely to make the setlist, one that finds its inspiration in an unlikely place – Mitt Romney’s dog.
As President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention came to a thunderous close in Charlotte last night, viewers heard the triumphant sounds of an anthemic artist tailor-made for the occasion: Mr. Bruce Springsteen.
While chiding GOP running mate Romney for his taste, Wisconsin Rep. Ryan name-checked a few of his own favorites along the way, perhaps looking for a way to connect with potential male voters with these macho bands.