Third Eye Blind Trolls Republicans at Cleveland Show

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Some attending a Third Eye Blind concert in Cleveland weren’t even semi-charmed by the ultra-’90s rock band Tuesday night after its frontman, Stephan Jenkins, spoke against conservative views during a charity concert held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Third Eye Blind declined to play its more popular hits at the concert — hosted by the Recording Industry Association of America and AT&T to benefit nonprofit group Musicians On Call — including “Semi-Charmed Life,” reports. Some attending the Republican National Convention, also happening in Cleveland this week, stopped by the show, which was reportedly intended to be RNC-friendly. Some booed Jenkins after he began talking politics on stage, showing support for LGBT rights and mockingly asking the crowd “who here believes in science?”

Since the show, the band has taken to Twitter to express that Musicians On Call were “well aware” of the band’s “take on things,” and that they wouldn’t play an RNC-related event. One concert attendee tweeted at the band that she had “never been more disappointed,” to which its official account responded “good.”


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