* MachinaeSupremacy, ''Need For Steve'', opening speech:
--> We'll give you complete creative control.
* In December 2009, as a campaign to make their song "Killing In The Name" the UK Christmas No.1 rapidly gained traction, Music/RageAgainstTheMachine were booked to perform it live on BBC Radio, and were sternly told beforehand to censor the song's infamous crescendo. You know, the one where Zach de la Rocha yells "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me" [[BrokenRecord over and]] [[ClusterFBomb over again]]. Three guesses what de la Rocha did.
* [[{{Music/Hawkwind}} Robert Calvert's]] 1974 solo debut, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyBPXuWzHL0 Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters]]'', has several examples, being a satirical account of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_F-104_Starfighter#German_service the Luftwaffe's controversial adoption of the]] F-104 Starfighter. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_bribery_scandals Defence Minister Franz Josef Strauss]] [[TheBonzoDogBand (Vivian Stanshall)]] is mad with desire at resurrecting German air superiority, later being enticed by an American con man [[{{Music/Traffic}} (Jim Capaldi)]]. The latter sells the titular F-104 Starfighter Plane in bulk, refitting them as the "F-104G" (for Germany, as Strauss squees over). The F-104 was a fighter infamous for its safety record, quickly becoming known as ''Der Witwenmacher (The Widowmaker)'', with at least ''30%'' of the planes having crashed.
** Similarly, the titular Captain Lockheed (Calvert) is a [[TheStoner drugged-up test pilot]] with a [[ItsAllAboutMe bravado to match]]. Once the press unravels the whole charade, Strauss and the ''entire defence board'' resign.
** YMMV, if it becomes [[HarsherInHindsight harsher]] or [[AccidentallyAccurate strangely predictive]], seeing as how the scandals stretched to other friendly governments, including the Netherlands and Japan, as well as how Lockheed had been bailed out in 1971, only to have been revealed to have spent $22 Million in ensuring the use of the Starfighter around the world in 1976.
** The entire story's also [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by [[Music/ArthurBrown the Gremlin]], an embodiment of aerial disasters and the album's loose GreekChorus.