Added on 23-Apr-2008
Irish singer: Those people that say 'You shouldn't go', I say to them 'Well, what are you doing to make a difference?
Bands are strictly vetted for adherence to Islamic morals, though there is a considerable underground scene of bands who do not have the all-important official permit. Western music is strictly censored.
In 2004, British rock band Queen became the first to be given the official seal of approval with the release of a greatest hits album. The legendary group's frontman Freddie Mercury was of Persian descent.