The Foos Demand A C&D Against John McCain
October 8, 2008 at 4:39 PM (PT)
The FOO FIGHTERS are the latest musical act to demand that the JOHN MCCAIN campaign stop using its music without authorization, In this case, press reports confirm that the Republican Presidential candidate has been using FOO FIGHTERS' "My Hero" at his campaign rallies without seeking permission from the band, its management, record label or publisher
In a statement, the band wrote: "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!"