I’m old enough to remember when everyone hated Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center for putting warning labels on music. Those prudish squares! How dare they tell us we have to be over 18 to listen to Prince, Cyndi Lauper, and Twisted Sister (not that anybody listened to Twisted Sister). Show More Summary
Oh, hey, Tipper Gore, it’s been a minute. The former second lady is back in the activism game, announcing on Tuesday a $1 million donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness to help expand its outreach to teens. Gore, who has long championed mental health treatment but has stayed happily behind the headlines for the […]
It’s been 25 years since Ice-T and Body Count released “Cop Killer,” which we can only assume is the only thrash metal crossover song that Tipper Gore has ever brought herself to listen to. Released right before the 1992 L.A. riots,Show More Summary
A story in The Washington Free Beacon claims that Tipper Gore will be appearing at a fundraiser for Kathleen Murphy, a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates running for reelection to be held by Claire and Albert Dwoskin, two rich antivaxers and donors to the Democratic Party. Show More Summary
Former first lady Tipper Gore still plays drums, although it’s with family, not on stage.
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A First Lady for Our Time Radcliffe 1993 Submitter: A blast from the past. Holly: Ooooh, timely, too! (And I don’t mean in a pub date sort of way!) More Politics: Trump This Tipper Gore Dubya Let’s Impeach Tricky Dick The Living White House President Citizen
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.