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Guest Jello Biafra

When it comes legendary punk icons - you've got to know the name Jello Biafra.

He made his name as lead singer of the 'Dead Kennedys'. A hardcore band that mixed shocking lyrics, with satirical criticism of the politics during Ronald Reagan's era. Jello also co-founded an influential punk record label - 'Alternative Tentacles' - that for many years included Canadian punk band 'No Means No.'

And get this. In 1979, Jello even ran for mayor of San Francisco. His catchphrase 'There's Always Room for Jello' caught on, and he ended up in fourth, losing to current US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

By the mid-Eighties, Jello moved on to the art of spoken word. And he continues to express himself politically - whether it's protesting the World Trade Organization, like he did in Seattle in '99, or through music.

His new band 'Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine' just released their debut album - 'The Audacity of Hype.'

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