Bragg Vows To Stop Race-Hate Album
British rock singer Billy Bragg yesterday (04MAR06) vowed to block the release of a race-hate album by the British National Party - because they mis-represent a song by his musical hero Woody Guthrie. The forthcoming album TIME TO MAKE A STAND includes a re-written version of American folk singer Guthrie's famous hit THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND. Bragg has teamed up with Guthrie's family to prevent the 13-track CD being released on the party's label, Great White Records. The 49-year-old SHE'S LEAVING HOME hitmaker says, "There are strict laws which stop the work of songwriters being changed. The family are determined to stop this version."