I've never been on the Dave Matthews bandwagon, but I always thought his rep was that he was kinda-sorta progressive politically. I know from a friend who was there that Matthews was at Clinton's second inaugural in '97, for what that's worth. So why is he doing a three-way cross-promotion thing that involves the New York Post?
The price war among New York's newspapers will hit a new low on Wednesday, when nearly a million copies of The New York Post will be distributed without charge as part of a promotion for America Online....
Geoff Booth, vice president and general manager of The Post, said that America Online, a division of AOL Time Warner, has agreed to take out 14 pages of ads in that day's newspaper....The issue will also contain a CD-ROM with a trial of AOL's Version 9.0, as well as several songs by Mr. Matthews.
--New York Times
I don't expect musicians to wear their politics on their sleeves, but surely Matthews didn't need to lie down with these dogs.