Iran bans Western music
Ruling takes country back to Khomeini days
Monday, December 19, 2005; Posted: 9:18 p.m. EST (02:18 GMT)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations, reviving one of the harshest cultural decrees from the early days of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Songs such as George Michael's "Careless Whisper," Eric Clapton's "Rush" and the Eagles' "Hotel California" have regularly accompanied Iranian broadcasts, as do tunes by saxophonist Kenny G.
It must be a magical place to live!!!!! If I never had to hear ANY of these songs/artists again, I'd be a happy happy man. Throw in the Beach Boy's "Kokomo" and I'll get my passport/visa updated!