The Beastie Boys released a song titled "In a World Gone Mad" to speak out "against an unjustified war." As Adam Yauch says on the band's Web site, "If we are truly striving for safety, we need to build friendships, not try to bully the rest of the world."
Apparently, they're not the only ones who feel that way, as a growing roster of artists have created songs to protest the war with Iraq and made them available for free through the Internet.
Salon has compiled a sampler of protest MP3s (and Real Video streams). Turn on -- and tune in -- below:
Zach De La Rocha & DJ Shadow: "March of Death"
Download: MP3 (from marchofdeath.com)
Lyrics to "March of Death"
Official Web site: marchofdeath.com
System of a Down: "Boom"
Video Stream: Real Video (from sonymusic.com).
(Video directed by Michael Moore.)
Official Web site: systemofadown.com
Beastie Boys: "In a World Gone Mad..."
Download: MP3 (from beastieboys.com)
Lyrics to "In a World Gone Mad..."
Official Web site: beastieboys.com
Billy Bragg: "The Price of Oil"
Download: MP3 (from billybragg.co.uk)
Lyrics to "The Price of Oil"
Official Web site: billybragg.co.uk
Chumbawamba: "Jacob's Ladder (Not in My Name)"
Download: MP3 (from chumba.com)
Lyrics to "Jacob's Ladder"
Official Web site: www.chumba.com
Ani DiFranco: "Self Evident"
Download: MP3 (from righteousbabe.com)
Lyrics to "Self Evident"
Official Web site: www.righteousbabe.com
John Mellencamp: "To Washington"
Download: MP3 (from mellencamp.com)
Lyrics to "To Washington"
Official Web site: mellencamp.com
Saul Williams: "Not in My Name" (DJ Spooky Remix)
Download: MP3 (from Ninjatune Records)
Lyrics to "Not in My Name" (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Saul Williams official Web site: saulwilliams.com
Not in Our Name Music site: notinournamemusic.com
Not in Our Name site: notinourname.net