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Is This It - The Strokes
The track listing prior to the American release had included a song called "New York City Cops," which painted the department in a less-than-flattering light as it chronicled a real incident in the city. However, after the attacks, the U.S. release was pushed from September 25 to October 9 and "New York City Cops" was replaced with the song "When It Started."
Mutter - Rammstein
The music video for the track "Ich will" ("I Want" in German) was to premiere on MTV the night of September 11. The video depicts a bank robbery where one of the band members has a large bomb strapped to their chest. The video did not debut and was removed from airplay.
Jimmy Eat World / Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
The self-titled album was originally called Bleed American, but it was voluntarily changed after the 9/11 attacks. In addition, the song of the same title was renamed "Salt Sweat Sugar."
Party Music - The Coup
The hip hop group was originally scheduled to release this album in early September 2001, but the record was delayed in order to change the cover art. The original cover pictured the band detonating a bomb with the exploding towers in the background.
Everyday - Dave Matthews Band
The band was scheduled to record a video for the single "When the World Ends" portraying Dave Matthews rising to the top of a tall tower. Following the attacks, both the video and single were scrapped in favor of releasing a more uplifting track, "Everyday."
Out of the Loop [VINYL] - I Am the World Trade Center
In a bizarre coincidence, the group I Am the World Trade Center (active since 1999) released an album in July 2001 featuring a song called "September" as track 11. Following the attacks and many undeserved accusations of shameless opportunism, the band briefly changed its name to simply I Am the World.
Evil Heat - Primal Scream
Primal Scream had debuted a song called "Bomb the Pentagon" in the summer of 2001 intended for their upcoming album. Before the album was released in 2002, the band revisited the song, changed some of the lyrics, and renamed the tune "Rise."
Pacifier - Pacifier
The New Zealand band Shihad chose to go by a different name after the September 11 attacks due to the perceived similarity between their band name and the Arabic word "jihad." Though they released an album under the new name, Pacifier, the band went back to Shihad in 2004.
A list of music that was changed following the 9/11 attacks.
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