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Sound Off: When Rock and Roll Goes Commercial

"Do a commercial, you're off the artistic roll call, every word you say is suspect, you're a corporate whore. End of story." So said late comedian Bill Hicks, who -- with the exception of Willie Nelson -- took a pretty hard line stance on musicians appearing in commercials hocking products like corporate spokespersons. But what about a (presumably) lesser offense, letting your song be used in a commercial?