Gary Glitter is a convicted sex offender and has been banned from 19 countries. In 1999, he was imprisoned for possessing child pornography. In 2006, he was jailed in Vietnam for sexually assaulting two young girls.
Every week, at arenas across the US, his song "Rock and Roll, Part 2" is played for huge audiences during sporting events. His music has been covered by Joan Jett, The Human League, Hoodoo Gurus, and too many other acts to list here.
This week, his song "Do You Wanna Touch Me" was featured on Glee and is now climbing up the charts once again.
Some people are pissed. Should they be?
Where do we draw the line on what's acceptable behavior for the musicians we deal with? Is there anything that would keep you from dealing with a certain musician or his music?
Vince Neil has killed a guy and recently pled guilty to DUI. Would that keep you from licensing a Motley Crue record or covering one of their songs?
How about R. Kelly and his alleged behavior with underage girls? Michael Jackson?
Ron Isley and his tax issues?