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Aug 10, 2010 9:40 PM by Alison Haynes

Band can rewrite Pink Floyd song as anthem

NEW YORK (AP) - Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has no qualms
about giving a Canadian band permission to tinker with his band's
classic "Another Brick in the Wall" for use as an anthem for
young Iranians.
A Toronto-based band named Blurred Vision and fronted by two
exiled Iranian brothers has reworked the lyrics to express the
resentment felt by young Iranians toward their government. One
well-known verse has been changed to "Hey, Ayatollah, leave those
kids alone!"
Waters says he encourages artists to use the song to resist all
forms of oppression. He says he sees the band as playing a vital
part in "the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and
brutal."

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