Iraqi Pop Stars

Anybody complaining about the current state of the American music industry should read this Billboard article about Iraqi pop stars:

Yousef fled the country after Uday had a group of girls beat him up at a concert, Khaled said. Former workers at Shebab recall other incidents, one involving Uday urinating on a singer.


Like other exile singers, Bahr would return each year to sing for Saddam. "We had no choice so I think we can be forgiven. Most people understand this," he said.

Thankfully the RIAA has never urinated on me or had girls beat me up.