The Beat works hard to be apolitcal, even when artists we're covering make no bones about their politics. But in the interest of offering additional information (not included in the print version of our interview)... Ed Kowalczyk of Live has appeared and performed at several Obama campaign functions. Here is some video.

"I've had a couple amazing opportunities to participate in the campaign," Ed said.

Kowalczyk's involvement began playing guitar on the Will.I.Am song "Yes We Can."