Rush, Rush Limbaugh: Canadian Rockers Tell DJ to Lay Off Their Music
Canadian prog rockers Rush share their name with a certain right-wing American radio personality, but that doesn’t mean they share his values.
After learning that Rush Limbaugh had used its song ‘The Spirit of the Radio’ during his recent rant against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke — a woman he called a “slut” and “prostitute” for supporting mandated coverage of contraceptives — the band filed a case and desist letter, asking the DJ to lay off their music, TMZ reports.
“The public performance of Rush’s music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement,” reads the statement.
“Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so,” the letter continues.
Limbaugh reportedly played the Rush tune right around the time he suggested Fluke and all “feminazis” of her kind should be required to post sex videos online.
On the same broadcast, the conservative pundit played Peter Gabriel‘s ‘Sledgehammer,’ leading the British singer to demand his music not be used on the show.
If Limbaugh wants to avoid future controversy, he’ll have to play songs by artists as misogynistic and insensitive as he is. Good luck finding them.
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