Rock stars Sting and Bono are two musicians who have gone beyond creating music and have taken up fights in the political arena. Both Bono and Sting have focused on countries in need of food, money, and direction. Even Springsteen has done some of this.
What are your thoughts on this? Is this a noble cause that these rockers are doing? Or should they stick to just music?
I'm torn on this. I enjoy when musicians get together, and raise money for a cause. We saw a lot of musicians band together after 9/11 ... we saw it again just recently with the awful situation in Haiti. I think this is great and musicians should feel obligated to give back.
But, what about trying to influence politics in general? Is this ok? I don't know - sometimes, I feel some of these musicians go too far, and many times are not educated fully enough on political topics to speak on them. Sting seems to this a lot ... and it makes me long for the days when he just did good music with the Police. Oh, and I'd be pissed if Bono spent too much time on stage talking down to us about politics (I mean, I didn't come to see him give political speeches).