The recent Avenged Sevenfold-sparked debate about politics’ place in music has been settled, once and for all. Here are the results from our poll:

  • “Yes, it’s important that the kids hear political messages from sources that they pay attention to.”
    26 votes (21%)
  • “I don’t like it, but it’s important that musicians should be able to write about whatever they want.”
    38 votes (31%)
  • “It’s ok for musicians to write about politics so long as they don’t preach outside of their music.”
    19 votes (16%)
  • “No way, music and politics should be two completely separate things.”
    5 votes (4%)
  • “There’s nothing wrong with it, but sometimes they just need to shut the fuck up. I’m looking at you, Dave Mustaine.” *added by a reader*
    33 votes (27%)

Touche, touche. We can’t say we appreciate artists going off about politics, but you gotta be able to say what you want to say. Also, the user-added choice — last, above — was surprisingly popular. That’s where my vote would’ve gone if it had been added earlier.

What polls would you like to see posted here? Email vince [at] metalsucks.net with ideas.


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