Musicians and the BP Oil Spill

I’m heading to The Big Easy for vacation soon and despite BP’s destruction to the people and wildlife of the gulf coast, I’m very excited and thankful to visit a post-Katrina New Orleans.

Well-known musicians are voicing their thoughts on the colossal oil spill that commenced April 20, 2010.

From Clash Music, Paul McCartney shares,

“It’s a disgrace. I think the fact that something like that could happen and the people who are to blame don’t have the ability to instantly cap it and clean it up, it’s something that’s got to be addressed.”

From Radiohead’s official blog, frontman Thom Yorke is quite clear,

“maaan. shouldn’t BP be held criminally responsible for the oil slick? shouldn’t the heads of BP be held to account? this is not just a accident. this is a terrible crime. record profits? nice.”

On Sunday, May 16, the Gulf Aid Benefit Concert raised $300,088.65, featuring the likes of Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Allen Toussaint and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Mos Def.

The following video is Lenny Kravitz discussing the oil spill at Gulf Aid.


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