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?