KoRn's boycott of BP has caught on as more artists have committed to avoiding the use of fuel sold by BP and its affiliates on their upcoming tours for 2010.
Acts like Disturbed, Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Godsmack, Backstreet Boys, Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly have all joined the boycott.
"The message we are sending should tell all the oil companies to spend the money and take the necessary precautions to make sure this doesn't happen again." [source]
1. BP owns only a handful of the 11,000 stations that bear its brand. The majority are owned by independent dealers obligated under long-term contracts to sell BP-branded fuel.
2. The actual gasoline BP stations sell is a mixture of fuel from multiple refiners or importers. The gas in pumps may not be extracted, refined or stored by BP at all and may just get a spritz of BP additives right before it ends up at the station.
3. BP sells fuel to other retailers. Fuel from other gas stations sometimes comes directly from refineries or wholesalers that BP owns outright.
Thus: KoRn boycotting BP is like me boycotting concert venues that KoRn will play on its upcoming tour. If you want to send a message to oil companies, then boycott gasoline altogether. Tour the country via public transportation.
Papa Roach has included a special hidden track on their new album encouraging fans to do their part to fight hunger and homelessness. On the track, frontman Jacoby Shaddix asks fans to take out their phones and text a number for WhyHunger in order to donate $5 to the organization.
"It's really important to us to offer support in any way we can." [source]
If it's so important to you, then why is your plea a hidden track? It should be watermarked on every track.
Also: A hidden track? In 2010? Really?!
Oh this is rich:
KoRn's 1998 album "Follow The Leader" contains 25 tracks, the first 12 of which are hidden tracks containing five seconds of silence each. Jonathan Davis did not like the fact that the album would have ended on the 13th track (due to superstition), so they preferred to start the album on that track instead. [source]