Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson is an American politician, businessman, and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 37th Governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999, and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 2001 to 2013. source
Back in the day, in '91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, 'We'll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.' Which was their way of saying no.