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Rock ‘n’ polls: A pop quiz on Tahoe music and politics

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Sometimes you can measure the success of musicians by how vocal they are about politics.

Bruce Springsteen doesn’t have to worry about selling albums, but the Dixie Chicks might. Singer and bass player Laura Love has hurt herself financially by being outspoken.

“I’ve definitely suffered these last eight years for being as political as I have,” Love said. “I came out with a song, I called it a Love letter to George Bush, but the name of the song is ‘I Want You Gone.’ It was responsible for guaranteeing that I would not ever work some festivals in this country ever again.”

Love said she will pay homage to Barack Obama supporters with a song called “Yes We Can” during her Oct. 18 show at Lake Tahoe Community College.

If you haven’t noticed, Tahoe has had more than its share of a mix of music and politics. But if you’ve been paying attention and faithfully reading Lake Tahoe Action each week, you should ace this quiz:

1) Why did Guttermouth, which plays Whiskey Dick’s on Saturday Oct. 11, lose its spot on the Vans Warped Tour?

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2) What upset Heart, which played at Harveys in July, at the RNC?

3) Who stormed out of John Mellencamp’s Tahoe concert two summers ago after the singer spoke out against the war in Iraq?

4) In addition to playing at Tahoe this summer, at which conventions did Sammy Hagar and Sheryl Crow perform?

5) Who performed on the 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour, which angered some spectators so much that they walked out of Harveys Outdoor Arena despite playing more than $100 a ticket?

6) Gretchen Wilson, who played at the Republican National Convention, and recently in Reno, collaborated with the surviving members of Alice In Chains to perform which song?

7) The Beach Boys played at the Republican convention. What member of the Beach Boys lives at Incline Village?

8) Sammy Hagar, whose son Aaron lives here, was pleased when a political rally in Dayton, Ohio, used a Van Halen song he sang. Name the song.

9) Cyril Neville, who played here last month, also is a member of the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars. At which convention did they perform?

10) When is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election?

Bonus question: Which City Council candidate used to play drums for the cover band the Movers in the 1980s?

Know your history: What was the only band to play at the riotous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago?

Answers

1) For mocking other punk bands’ political views

2) Without permission, the Republican Party used Heart’s song “Barracuda” to introduce vice presidential candidate Sara “Barracuda” Palin. Ann and Nancy Wilson said they wouldn’t have granted permission

3) Former Vice President Dan Quayle

4) Hagar for the GOP and Crow for Democrats

5) Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

6) “Barracuda”

7) Mike Love

8) “Right Now”

9) The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars played at both St. Paul, Minn., and Denver during the conventions

10) The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 14 in Nevada and Oct. 20 in California

Bonus answer: Hal Cole

History: The MC5; Neil Young was also scheduled but couldn’t play because of the chaos.

1) For mocking other punk bands’ political views

2) Without permission, the Republican Party used Heart’s song “Barracuda” to introduce vice presidential candidate Sara “Barracuda” Palin. Ann and Nancy Wilson said they wouldn’t have granted permission

3) Former Vice President Dan Quayle

4) Hagar for the GOP and Crow for Democrats

5) Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

6) “Barracuda”

7) Mike Love

8) “Right Now”

9) The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars played at both St. Paul, Minn., and Denver during the conventions

10) The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 14 in Nevada and Oct. 20 in California

Bonus answer: Hal Cole

History: The MC5; Neil Young also was scheduled but couldn’t play because of the chaos.

NEW YORK (AP) ” Yet another band is complaining about John McCain’s use of their song to promote his campaign. This time, it’s the Foo Fighters. The rockers sent out a missive telling the Republican presidential candidate to stop using “My Hero.” They said they learned it was being use through news reports.

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