No Age Censored by CBS on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson – But Craig is still cool.

No Age with family back stage of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

No Age with family back stage of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Santa Clarita’s favorite local vegan punk band, No Age performed on The Late Late Show With Craig Fergusson on Oct 2nd for a taping to be broadcast Oct 27th. Five minutes before the band was to take the stage, guitarist Randy Randall was told he had to change his tee shirt that displays a picture of Barack Obama, citing the FCC’s Equal Time Rule for all candidates. Taking the request as a form of “extreme censorship”, Randall protested and nearly walked off the set before instead compromising by taking a Sharpie Marker to his tee shirt, turning the shirt inside-out and writing “FREE HEALTH CARE” on the front.

No Age back stage with Tim Meadows on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

No Age back stage with Tim Meadows on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Dean's dad in the background.

The story has since spread all over the Internet and being talked about so much that I guess CBS decided to air the No Age performance last night, Oct 9th. Host Craig Ferguson discussed the matter and voiced his support of the band before introducing their taped performance of Eraser.

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4 Responses

  1. Nice to see you guys rocked it anyways! Stumbled 🙂

  2. […] Santa Clarita band on Craig Ferguson show stirs controversy: I missed this last week, but the blogger behind SCV Vegan sure didn’t. A local “vegan punk band” named No Age performed on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on October 2. One of the band members tried to wear an Obama t-shirt during the taping but was “told he had to change his tee shirt….[due to] the FCC’s equal time rule for all candidates.” That, naturally, led to claims by the band of “extreme censorship” and predictably created a mini-controversy online. For what its worth, I sympathize with the band member. It’s hard being a liberal in Santa Clarita, you feel and see censorship and oppression everywhere. Link […]

  3. I just realized, I know Dean! I went to school with him, had TV/Video ROP together. Crazy, congratulations to him on all his success…and way to stick to the man!

  4. […] Craig himself talked about it on the show and there were articles about it at the time here, here and here.  Our view: It’s an ignorant comment but it was over two years ago and the paper […]

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