Where Are The New Protest Songs?

Peace rallies trot out protest songs that are decades old. “Some mutter darkly that there are more songs out there but corporate radio is keeping them off the air. The notorious list of ‘banned’ songs – everything from John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ to the entire oeuvre of Rage Against the Machine – the radio conglomerate Clear Channel issued after Sept. 11 only adds fuel to such suspicions. But no one names a great song that’s not getting played.” Are they out there?