Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Foo Fighters Criticize McCain for Use of 'My Hero'
The Foo Fighters were not too happy when they found out that their 1998 song, "My Hero", has been used at McCain campaign rallies without their permission or notice.
In a statement issued today...
"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!"
The band also noted that this isn't the first time the McCain camp used songs without the artists' permission like Jackson Browne and Van Halen. Here's a list of other songs the GOP used without consent.