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Tom Petty Demands Michele Bachmann Stop Playing His Song
Gawker.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Jim Newall

Posted on 06/28/2011 2:46:59 PM PDT by NohSpinZone

The management for rock and roll star Tom Petty didn't waste any time after Bachmann's campaign launch yesterday to send a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that she never use his song "American Girl" at campaign events again. These requests are not uncommon for Republican candidates, and it's one of the things that genuinely sucks for them. They can never use the easygoing, overplayed songs that they enjoy on FM radio, and they learn that their favorite artists despise them. Democrats' problem, on the other hand, is that they have to feign gratitude to all the musicians who write bad songs for them, kind of like accepting the annual box of dirt-flavored hard taffy that grandmother gives you on birthdays.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: americangirl; bachmann; campaign; michelebachmann; music; petty; song; tompetty
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To: NohSpinZone

Here’s what she needs to play before coming out on the stage, including the FREEDOM cry at 0:28. (Maybe Ted could change a few of the lyrics), however, I’m sure he would be honored to have it as Michele’s theme song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHDA5nHlDrQ&feature=related


41 posted on 06/28/2011 3:15:38 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: GlockThe Vote

Sammy Hagar is very conservative...check out his VOA and Where Eagle fly videos.


42 posted on 06/28/2011 3:16:13 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Carling

The Standard Contract for Singer-Songwriters is the Publisher gets half the profits, and the Composer gets the other half. The Right to License belongs to the Publisher, and the funds for the performances are monitored by performance rights organizations such as ASCAP or BMI. DJ’s and Venues (as well as the Artists themselves) pay dues to the performance Rights Companies. Every Bar, Gym, Fitness Club, Nightclub, and theater belong and pay dues, in order that the Publisher and The Artist get paid for their intellectual Property.

Irving Berlin got both slices of the Pie by forming his own Publishing Company, which subscribes to ASCAP. ASCAP has been known to sue the BOY SCOUTS for singing “God Bless America” without a license. After a precedent like that, you can BET that The Republican Party would NOT play a song without first paying for the license.

As to whether or not Petty owns 100% of the rights to his songs, I really don’t know, but if it were the case, he would have to be his own publishing company and have issued and distributed all of his recordings under his own label. Even Bob Dylan wasn’t smart enough to do THAT! LOL.


43 posted on 06/28/2011 3:18:08 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: NohSpinZone

Petty dictated the cease and desist letter himself which read: “Heh, muhhinnah heh. Essa beh. Bebuddah heh.”

I always loved the Saturday Night Live impressions of him (Dana Carvey?). They nailed how you totally cannot understand a word he sings. The skit with him and Bob Dylan having a conversation was classic.

Bachmann’s better off without him.


44 posted on 06/28/2011 3:18:15 PM PDT by subaru
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To: NohSpinZone

Honestly if she was paying attention to the lyrics she wouldn’t want to use the song anyway. Nothing good is happening to the American Girl in the song. This is another one of those Born in the USA situations, somebody likes one line, doesn’t bother to pay attention to anything else and thinks they’ve got themselves a great anthem.

And why do campaign’s need theme songs anyway? I mean I know it’s all theater, but you don’t have to admit it’s all theater.


45 posted on 06/28/2011 3:18:53 PM PDT by discostu (Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)
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To: NohSpinZone

How petty of him.


46 posted on 06/28/2011 3:20:13 PM PDT by reg45
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To: NohSpinZone
Petty.....

... is an appropriate name for this guy...

47 posted on 06/28/2011 3:20:33 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: NohSpinZone

Tom Petty can’t prevent her using that song, its a commercial item,, all she has to do is pay for its usage in usual royalty payments.


48 posted on 06/28/2011 3:21:15 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Yorlik803

Maybe she can get Iced Earth to play “The Reckoning”. If you want to see patriotic tea party pounding metal look up iced earth on youtube.

Two songs. The reckoning and also look up their gettysburg song.

They rock. Bachmann can also use Seek and Destroy from Metallica too. That would be awesome.


49 posted on 06/28/2011 3:21:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: sayuncledave
Thanks for the info.

I was a freshman in college when Full Moon Fever came out and we listened to that CD (yes, I bought it on CD in 1989) a bunch, so I've always been a fan.

It doesn't bother me if he doesn't want his music played by Bachman. It does bother me if he doesn't have the legal right to stop it. If he sold his soul, he should shut up and deal with selling out his integrity.

50 posted on 06/28/2011 3:21:25 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Nachoman

Ha! We’re on the same wavelength! I immediately thought of it and posted it before I read the comments. I think Michele OR Sarah have the cajones for Stranglehold!


51 posted on 06/28/2011 3:21:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Yorlik803

Charlie Daniels!


52 posted on 06/28/2011 3:23:41 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Depends on if Petty sold his “children”for “adoption” though, doesn't it? If the label owns the rights, fair use says he has no argument, and he should let the legal parents of his music raise his “kids”. He can rant and rave all he wants, but he already sold his “kids” to another “parent”, if that is the case.
53 posted on 06/28/2011 3:24:53 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: NohSpinZone

ZZ Top.

John Rich is conservative.


54 posted on 06/28/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: NohSpinZone

Never heard of him so don’t guess I have missed anything.


55 posted on 06/28/2011 3:27:15 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: left that other site

If ‘one-sheet’ TP owns the rights to publishing, he can do as he sees fit. If he does not she can buy the rights from whoever does, play it according to the terms she bought usage rights for and he can bitch till the cows come home.

It comes down to who owns the rights.


56 posted on 06/28/2011 3:27:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NohSpinZone

Amazing how Petty goes from the one with the chosen song, to a no-talent ass clown overnight.

I wonder which genius on her campaign staff managed this?

Not many songs about Iowa or Idaho girls.

I wonder if Shania Twain would go along?

Some of her titles:

“You’re Still The One”

“The Woman In Me”

“I Ain’t No Quitter”

“She’s Just Not a Pretty Face”


57 posted on 06/28/2011 3:30:06 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: GlockThe Vote

What about Metallica’s “Don’t Tread on Me”? That’s another pretty kickass song of theirs...


58 posted on 06/28/2011 3:31:43 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: NohSpinZone

What a fvcking douchebag.

I’ll stop playing your songs too, Tom.

Go, Michelle, go!


59 posted on 06/28/2011 3:32:50 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: NohSpinZone

If I never hear another song played by that bucked-tooth dylan wannabe, I’d be very happy.


60 posted on 06/28/2011 3:33:28 PM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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