.

Matisyahu on New LP: "Music and Politics Is Two Different Things"

July 31, 2008 5:26 PM ET

Rolling Stone caught up with Matisyahu in the shadow of the Port-A-Potties at last weekend's Pemberton and asked everyone's favorite Jewish reggae MC about playing big festivals and the progress of his new album. Matisyahu chatted about the kosher food he was served at the remote fest ("I don't know where it came from") and how he keeps politics out of his music — and why. Click above to watch the interview.

For more Pemberton Festival coverage, visit rocknrolldiary.com

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com