Foo Fightin’ Mad

You know, you’d think the Republicans would learn their lesson about co-opting songs without permission. First it was Reagan with Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” then the RNC used Heart’s “Barracuda” without asking. Now the Foo Fighters have asked John McCain to stop using their song, “My Hero.”

The band said:

“The saddest thing about this is that `My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,” the band said in a statement. “To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.”

The McCain camp responded, saying:

The McCain-Palin campaign respects copyright. Accordingly, this campaign has obtained and paid for licenses from performing rights organizations, giving us permission to play millions of different songs, including `My Hero,'” said McCain-Palin spokesman Brian Rogers.

Don’t they have some Toby Keith or Brooks & Dunn songs they can play?

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4 responses to “Foo Fightin’ Mad

  1. Don’t these guys know the Foos dedicated their 2004 album to John Kerry?

    Also, Toby Keith is voting for Obama. No joke.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/19/toby-keith-praises-obama_n_119930.html

  2. @a.clever.otter: WOW. My mind is officially blown! How did I not know that? Jeebus, first Sarah Silverman, now Toby Keith. Next thing, you’ll be telling me it’s time to rethink my irrational hatred of Jessica Simpson.

  3. Wow, Toby Keith. And as for the songs….it’s great that they came out and said they don’t support McCain, but if the McCain camp pays for the rights, they can kind of do whatever they want, no?

  4. @dorothyzbornak: You should never renounce your irrational hatred of J-Simp. Never. Not as long as she’s still in the public eye whoring herself out. If she vanishes, then maybe.

    @TheDomina: I guess Dave Grohl and the Foos writing their songs doesn’t give them the right to say a campaign can’t play it? That’s the impression I’m getting. Kind of stinks.

    Hey McCain, how bout this:

    It’s your honor, you’ve just killed tonight
    For you to feel alive!

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