Pink Floyd Anthem Now Iranian Freedom Cry

(User Submitted) – Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd frontman and writer of the band's anthem, "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)", is permitting two exiled Iranian brothers full use of the song to protest the current Iranian regime. The brothers and their band, Blurred Vision, remade the song with a few changes to reflect the Islamic Republic's crackdown on dissent. Their version of the original, which was released in 1979, the same year the Islamic Revolution overtook Iran, replaces the chorus with "Mullahs, leave those kids alone. Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!"

The new version is a huge underground hit, but now with Waters' blessing, it's available on iTunes (half of proceeds go to Amnesty International). "These kids want exactly what we have in the West: freedom of expression, the freedom to hold hands with your girlfriend in the street," said one of the brothers. Check out the video, which mashes up footage of the Toronto-based band with clips of attacks on demonstrators following last summer's disputed presidential elections, in the gallery. Read the full article on AolNews.
 

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