In the spring of 2008 Canadian pop-folk band Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a two week tour when they witnessed a United Airlines baggage handler throwing around the band’s guitars, severely damaging lead signer Dave Carroll’s Taylor guitar. Frustrated with United’s lack of compensation, the band decided to write 3 songs about the incident. They just released the first song, “United Breaks Guitars”. Dave explains the full story on his website.
Thanks to Lori Dorn for the tip!