Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:46:36 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
9/11 and the War on Terror in popular culture

Songs allegedly banned after 9/11

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In the aftermath of the attacks, rumours circulated that US radio giant Clear Channel had banned 160 'lyrically questionable' songs from the airwaves. The songs included AC/DC's 'Shot Down In Flames', 'Highway To Hell' and 'Safe in New York City', Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight', Foo Fighters' 'Learn To Fly', Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Great Balls of Fire' and the entire back catalogue of Rage Against the Machine. The company later claimed the list to be a hoax.

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