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Although CDs and records are very rarely, if ever, banned, that does not stop discerning radio stations and sometimes even governments from issuing boycotts of specific songs. Such songs might be banned outright or simply refused airing on the radio, which used to be more or less the same thing…
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Metal is one of the most notorious and controversial music genres out there. The genre has been associated with violence, and it’s not hard to see why. To the average listener, metal songs can sound rather hostile and angry. Metal bands are synonymous with loud music, weird costumes, and radical…
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We still tend to glamorize drug use to a certain extent when it pertains to the music industry. When drugs and alcohol are a staple of your day-to-day functions, like having a glass of orange juice, operating a moving vehicle, or getting up on a stage in front of thousands of screaming fans, you…
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Musicians have enjoyed courting controversy since the dawn of the culture surrounding popular music. Whether it’s reactionary, to gain notoriety, or just vacuous attention-grabbing, it usually makes for a strong statement when delivered to a mass audience. Entire subcultures have established…
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