Foo Fighters slam John McCain for unauthorized use of "My Hero"

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    Foo Fighters slam John McCain for unauthorized use of "My Hero"

    The Republican Party has courted plenty of trouble with its appropriation of popular songs during the presidential election campaign. Heart’s Nancy Wilson memorably said she felt “completely fucked over” by Sarah Palin’s use of the band’s “Barracuda,” while Van Halen asked John McCain to stop using their Sammy Hagar-era song “Right Now.”

    Now Foo Fighters have stepped into the breach, issuing a statement denouncing McCain’s use of “My Hero” during his campaign. In a preamble to an official statement issued by the band, they talk of McCain using “a number of unauthorized theme songs” during his presidential bid, and mention how no permission was sought from “the band, its management, record label or publisher.”

    Here’s the official statement from the band:



    "This isn't the first time the McCain campaign has used a song without making any attempt to get approval or permission from the artist. It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property. The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song. We hope that the McCain campaign will do the right thing and stop using our song--and start asking artists' permission in general!"

    Foo Fighters slam John McCain for unauthorized use of 'My Hero'
     
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    Damn, even a white rat learns.
     
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    What do you mean, he has learned. He's learned that nobody will give him permission if he asks and he gets one get out of jail free card per unauthorized use of each different song.
     
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    i have to agree, using a song, regardless of whether a politician may or may not be exempt from fair use laws, without permission is uncalled for and should not be allowed.

    whether the song is used for the same purpose as the band intended is irrelevant....songs rights are purchased and used all the time by major brands....nike, mazda, toyota....doubtful those artist wrote/sang the song for those companies
     
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    All the more reason to love the Foo
     
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    McCain has been using the song from Top Gun...Danger Zone.

    Here are the lyrics....

    Revvin' up your engine
    Listen to her howlin' roar
    Metal under tension
    Beggin' you to touch and go

    Highway to the Danger Zone
    Ride into the Danger Zone

    Headin' into twilight
    Spreadin' out her wings tonight
    She got you jumpin' off the track
    And shovin' into overdrive

    Highway to the Danger Zone
    I'll take you
    Right into the Danger Zone
     
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    Its so fucking funny how old and unhip Republicans are.

    I think almost every big name rock band has sued McCain and poor Sarah for using their songs: Boston, Heart, U2, John Mellankamp, Foo Figheters, Jackson Brown.

    Grandpa was reduced to playing a Kenny Loggins tune at one of his rallies. What a dork.

    Do you think Grandpa even knows who these rock bands are? Didn't he graduate from high school in 1923, or something?
     
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    If he's not using it in commercials, not shit they can do about it. He can play it at his rallies at his will. I like Dave Grohl though, he's a musical god.
     
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    Pat Boone has offered numerous times to let the RNC play his music free of charge during their rallies. However, the RNC declined for fear of sucking.
     

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