I was listening during the week to some of Nina Simone's songs, eg. 'Mississippi Goddam', a protest during the 1960's against segregation of African American people. Its a very political song for the time, its basically a very angry protest against discrimination and oppression.
But recently I also heard news of a punk rock band being taken to court in Russia for storming a cathedral and doing a kind of protest with music. Details at REuters here:
They are still in gaol and they can possibly get 7 years imprisonment (or worse) for their alleged crime. There are accusations of censorship here against President Putin (who this band are opponents of).
I don't know if Nina Simone was censored (maybe in America's south they would not play her music, that kind of thing was not unheard of then). But her lyrics, some of them, are disturbingly still relevant today. Has much changed, I wonder?
But I'm interested in people giving examples of censorship of rock, jazz, metal, R&B, hip hop and so on (all non-classical).
& maybe also a discussion about what's the limits of these things? Are there any cases where banning or censorship can be justified? Who should decide? (eg. in the Russian case, a court is hearing the case)
For reference/comparison, I did an earlier thread on classical music that was banned here:
Music that was BANNED...