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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: 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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To: NohSpinZone

Never heard of the schmuck. And absolutely no problem keeping anything he wrote from crossing my air waves. She ought to charge him for all the advertising, yeah that’s the ticket, send him a freeking invoice for all the air time she’s given him.


61 posted on 06/28/2011 3:35:37 PM PDT by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: NohSpinZone

Good riddance! His voice was awful....at least to me!


62 posted on 06/28/2011 3:35:37 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: NohSpinZone

Good riddance! His voice was awful....at least to me!


63 posted on 06/28/2011 3:35:49 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: NohSpinZone

Good riddance! His voice was awful....at least to me!


64 posted on 06/28/2011 3:35:57 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: cruise_missile

“ZZ Top”

...Legs :-)?


65 posted on 06/28/2011 3:36:28 PM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Joann37
I have always believed that what they should be playing is either music by Stephen Foster or John Phillip Sousa or even George M. Cohan.
Patriotic musicto make liberal heads explode.
66 posted on 06/28/2011 3:36:43 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Severa

Agreed.


67 posted on 06/28/2011 3:36:43 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: NohSpinZone

I always thought he was highly overrated. His voice is whiny, nasal and grates on my nerves.


68 posted on 06/28/2011 3:37:31 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Norm Lenhart

Indeed it does.


69 posted on 06/28/2011 3:37:58 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: sayuncledave

All musicians steal from each other. That’s because there are only 9 songs. Total.


70 posted on 06/28/2011 3:50:04 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: NohSpinZone

I’ve never understood how anyone could think this ugly guy is talented. Nor can I understand how he got a record deal.


71 posted on 06/28/2011 3:51:02 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Mozilla
I think Rush HAD paid for the rights to "My City was Gone" (or whatever the title is) but Hynde under pressure from leftists tried to yank it. I remember the few weeks when Rush used some other intro song. Then Hynde relented, after she found out that her parents LIKED Limbaugh. I'm disappointed with Petty, since nobody really was going to think he was "endorsing" Bachmann anyway.

Springsteen did this with Reagan over "Born in the USA", even though it's a a very anti-American tune. Not sure why the Reagan campaign didn't pick up on that. Mellencamp has also done this with republican candidates over politics. David Byrne of the Talking heads did this, but he stated that he doesn't want his music associated with ANY politics. I can actually respect that stance. When Michael Jackson bought the Beatles catalogue, he began to allow usage in TV commercials. Paul McCartney said it "bothered him heaps". But he didn't have standing since he sold the rights.

72 posted on 06/28/2011 3:57:36 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Any song Rush plays on the radio the writer gets paid. Typcically the singer only gets money off record/cd sales. At least that they way it used to be.


73 posted on 06/28/2011 3:57:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: NohSpinZone

It makes one wonder how these washed up rockers find out about their songs being used for conservative canidates. I can just imagine that the liberal media and their sycophant spies attend conservative ralleys just to report to liberal idiots like Tom petty, or Heart.


74 posted on 06/28/2011 3:59:43 PM PDT by pterional
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To: GlockThe Vote

Great to see Iced Earth mentioned - I have a CD of theirs that I bought in, uh, 2001 or so.

Krista Branch, maybe? Lt. Dan Band? :)


75 posted on 06/28/2011 4:02:56 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: NohSpinZone

Screw you Tom Petty.... In fact that is pretty damn “petty” of you.

Oh and you’re butt ugly to boot!


76 posted on 06/28/2011 4:05:33 PM PDT by Bullish (The golfer takes all the credit and gives the jet fighter pilot all the blame.)
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To: NohSpinZone

This happens every election. Entertainers refusing to allow conservative politicians to use their music. Real heroes. How Tom Petty ever became a “rock star” is waaaay beyond my understanding. Maybe the same way Bob Dylan did.


77 posted on 06/28/2011 4:06:11 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Joann37
But knock it off with this popular crap - these musicians HATE us, and will NEVER allow the use of their music. And even if there’s a legal right to use it, the artist will come out and bash the candidate anyway, leading to further humiliation.

Wonder if Ed Rollins picked this song?

78 posted on 06/28/2011 4:08:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: sayuncledave

“Not my intent to malign him, as I own some of his work, and think well of it. But..”

“BUT...”

I’ve always thought Tom Petty sucked and have never spent one cent on him or his crappy “music”.

I must have a sixth sense about some of the lefty “entertainers” and spending money on their trash, BEFORE they inevitably come forth, and show their true color is leftwing HATE.

No ifs, ands or “BUTS”..


79 posted on 06/28/2011 4:09:04 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: pennboricua

The South’s Gonna Do it Again Charlie Daniels Band - That will make the libs head ache with the heat of a thousand suns.


80 posted on 06/28/2011 4:10:34 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: NohSpinZone
I demand Tom Petty to stop playing!
81 posted on 06/28/2011 4:12:22 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

Remember Springsteen complaining about Born to Run being played by Dem candidates ?

Neither do I.


82 posted on 06/28/2011 4:15:48 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: NohSpinZone

Has been whining ......no one’s bought any of his albums for years now.


83 posted on 06/28/2011 4:18:04 PM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: gitmogrunt

Mebbe he likes Sarah and hates Rollins, that’s why!


84 posted on 06/28/2011 4:19:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NohSpinZone

In any case, all the other Wilburys are rolling over in their graves!


85 posted on 06/28/2011 4:21:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RasterMaster

Actually, Petty made a ton of money last year.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eeel45ehmg/the-worlds-25-highest-paid-musicians#content

16. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ($38 million)

Some acts seem to have an infinite shelf life on the road, and Tom Petty is one of them—the bulk of the band’s annual take comes from 46 dates over the past 12 months.


86 posted on 06/28/2011 4:22:08 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: sushiman

>For some reason never could stand Silly Petty’s music or voice . He never got a dime of my money .<

Me neither. I actually am proud that I never had a Petty CD.

Even I am amazed about that...


87 posted on 06/28/2011 4:23:42 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: max americana

Interesting. That makes three of us. Same reasons, it seems. That second rate Dylan imitation voice just grated on my nerves.


88 posted on 06/28/2011 4:25:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Carling

I wouldn’t. It’s time conservatives stop trying to placate the media. Ain’t gonna happen. If she paid for the rights to the song, then let them squawk. I heard the song yesterday on the news while she was campaigning in Iowa, and I thought, “Oh, oh. Watch Tom Petty complain.”


89 posted on 06/28/2011 4:28:21 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Revolting cat!; sushiman

and “American Girl’ was the song in the movie “Silence of the Lambs” where Buffalo Bill kidnaps the senator’s daughter.

who would want that sh*tty song?


90 posted on 06/28/2011 4:28:37 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: left that other site

Amen and it is a pain but that’s the rules.
Tom Petty - Don’t Come Around here no more Michele
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m576G3UWUCU


91 posted on 06/28/2011 4:32:37 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: fatima

He looks and sounds stoned out of his gourd.


92 posted on 06/28/2011 4:35:10 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Springsteen should run away. Far away.

Yeah we need to care about people that smoke weed all day long. Then do cocaine binges.

Their political analysis is so insightful.


93 posted on 06/28/2011 4:35:41 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: sayuncledave

Found this list of conservative musicians:

http://www.ranker.com/list/republican-musicians-and-singers-conservative-bands-/famous-conservatives


94 posted on 06/28/2011 4:37:23 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: GlockThe Vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A-EkV3pGJ8


95 posted on 06/28/2011 4:52:27 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you dropped your bow?")
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To: GlockThe Vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri1YEVnMjFY


96 posted on 06/28/2011 4:54:35 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you dropped your bow?")
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To: discostu

She could have always used Randy Bachman’s “American Woman.”


97 posted on 06/28/2011 4:55:09 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: NohSpinZone

Heartbreaking. (wink, wink)


98 posted on 06/28/2011 4:56:39 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: truthfreedom

Perhaps still finding enough suckers to hear him playing the bars and casinos, but hasn’t headlined a big arena or had a to 20 hit in at least 20 years.


99 posted on 06/28/2011 5:26:41 PM PDT by RasterMaster (FU DUh-bama and the JACKASS you rode in on!)
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To: mkleesma

The Beach Boys are on that list!

I’m Pickin’ Up Good Vibrations...


100 posted on 06/28/2011 5:39:36 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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