Thrill Jockey is billing Oozing Wound’s new album Whatever Forever as “Tipper Gore’s worst fears incarnate.” (Topical!) Out October 14, the LP is chock full of nihilism, apathy (no shit, look at the album title), malaise, and hate! Election...Show More Summary
Still clicking: It had been a while since we’ve heard a peep from Tipper Gore and her beau, Bill Allen, but there’s evidence that the low-key couple of four years is going strong. Gore, who separated from former vice president Al Gore in 2010, and Allen, the former editor of National Geographic magazine, are the co-executive […]
EXPLICIT LYRICS: When Tipper Gore Went After Prince. When Tipper was at this stuff, I wrote a very critical letter to the editor that was published in the Nashville Tennessean. To my surprise, I got back a multipage handwritten letter from Tipper, going on about how toddlers were being exposed to Twisted Sister via Care […]
The most entertaining part of CNN's State Of The Union is often the tail end when host Jake Tapper presents cartoons he has drawn to illustrate stories in the news. And today he did not disappoint with an interesting angle on the death of Prince, namely the Tipper Gore connection. Show More Summary
SHOT: That Time Al and Tipper Gore Teamed Up To Brand Prince a Public Menace: Prince’s “Darling Nikki” was number one on the censorious PMRC’s “Filthy Fifteen” list. Chaser: Raunchy Prince was actually a conservative Christian who reportedly opposed gay marriage. “Raised a Seventh Day Adventist, Prince later became a Jehovah’s Witness, and the story […]
Today was a day to remember Prince as one of the most iconic and masterful performers of all-time, but the subject matter he tackled in his songs made Prince the center of a fierce culture war battle mere decades ago.
FIGHT GROINAL WARMING: That Time Al and Tipper Gore Teamed Up To Brand Prince a Public Menace. (Headline via Iowahawk.)
“‘What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died?’ reads the opening line of Erich Segal’s 1970 best-seller Love Story. Well, for starters, Jenny – or the real-life model for Segal’s fictional tragic heroine – didn’t die. Her name is Janet, she’s Jewish, and she’s alive and well and living in New York City.”
TRUMP RECEIVES COVETED TWISTED SISTER ENDORSEMENT: Dee Snider gives thumbs up to use his song, “We’re not gonna take it” during campaign events, Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air. Perhaps Al and Tipper Gore shouldn’t have pissed him off all those years ago.
The fine line between not wanting a 6-year-old to play "Call of Duty" and becoming Tipper Gore.
Offended by lyrics they deemed too sexual and violent, Tipper Gore and Susan Baker campaigned to put warning labels on albums in 1985. Years later, warning labels have ended up in unexpected places.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the United States Senate's so-called "porn-rock" hearing, in which Frank Zappa, John Denver and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider protested proposed measures that would require record labels to "rate" albums like movies. The issue had been raised earlier in 1985 by an activist group...
Who’s carrying on the legacies of C. Delores Tucker and Tipper Gore? As it turns out, two mayors in the Midwest. Both Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Thomas M. McDermott Jr., the mayor of Hammond, Ind., used their offices to put the kibosh on hologram performances by rapper Chief Keef. On Saturday night, police cut the […]
Given all the feminist hype for HBO star Lena Dunham, what she recently said about music is making her sound more like vintage Tipper Gore than a modern-day Gloria Steinem. Dunham was speaking at Variety’s Power of Women 2015 lunch when...Show More Summary
Come on up here, Tipper...
Follow the hashtag “ag3lovesbrittany” and it will lead you, like so many wedding cake crumbs, to the love filled D.C.-themed wedding weekend of Al Gore III, the only son of former vice president Al and Tipper Gore, and Brittany Toscano. On Monday, a Gore family spokesperson confirmed the union, held at Washington’s Union Station no […]
By Adam Tod Brown Published: March 27th, 2014 Parental advisory stickers have been a mainstay of modern music since sometime in the mid-1980s, when Tipper Gore realized she was too shitty of a parent to keep Prince songs about masturbation out of her kid's hands without some sort of assistance f