Music News 2.23.17

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Music News 2.23.17

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

Grace Slick Gives Chick-Fil-A’s Money Against Itself

Chick-fil-A’s newest ad features Starship’s famous 80s love ballad “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us.” In a letter to Forbes Magazine published on Tuesday, Grace Slick revealed her reason for giving the famously conservative fast food chain the green light for the song even though the company “pisses [her] off.” She cites the company’s long history of funding anti-LGBTQ organizations thorough its WinShape Foundation and the gay-rights critiques spoken by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy as reasons that inspired her to eventually consent to the license: let Chick-fil-A use the song then donate the money to organizations that advocate and provide support for LGBTQ community members. She’s chosen Lambda Legal, a civil rights organization that offers legal help to LGBTQ people and those living with HIV/AIDS, as the recipient of the proceeds. She ended her letter saying she hopes her move will inspire other artists, saying “Do not let [your art] be used by companies who support intolerance. Don’t be afraid to take a stand. You’re an artist; that’s what we do.”

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The Bob’s Burgers Music Album is here (in May), it’s Gruyère, Get Used to It!

Attention Cutie Patooties and Duderuses, get your butts ready. All the music from Bob’s Burgers is being released as a single album via SubPop. The album will include 112 short songs from the series sung by the regular and guest cast members as well as the Bob’s Buskers series, in which artists like St. Vincent, the National, Stephen Merritt, and others covering the some of the show’s classic, clever tunes. The Bob’s Burgers Music Album doesn’t come out until May 12, but don’t have a crap attack, you can pre-order it now.

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-Taylor Wallace