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Apparently, Ann and Nancy Wilson are suing the McCain/Palin campaign over use of "Barracuda"
TMZ ^ | 09/04/08 | TMZ

Posted on 09/04/2008 9:33:23 PM PDT by Prime Mover

Ann and Nancy Wilson are pissed at the Republican Party and have fired off a cease and desist letter to the McCain/Palin campaign.

Specifically, the Heart women are upset that the GOP has used their classic "Barracuda" as a theme song for Sarah Palin. TMZ obtained a statement from Heart's rep, who says "The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission."

The statement goes on: "We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored."

We're told Ann was watching TV today and heard the song at the convention when Palin was touted.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; barracuda; mccain; mccainpalin; palin; shutupandsing; wilson
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Can they do that?

Geez.... talk about needing to call the "Wah-mbulance".

1 posted on 09/04/2008 9:33:23 PM PDT by Prime Mover
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To: Prime Mover

Sue for your royalties ;-))) LOL


2 posted on 09/04/2008 9:34:53 PM PDT by Deetes ( (God Bless the Troops) .)
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To: Prime Mover
They don't want to be reminded of a time when they were able to play good music.
3 posted on 09/04/2008 9:35:21 PM PDT by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. I quite enjoy it, actually.)
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To: Prime Mover

Fine! Let’s have John Rich compose and sing his own “SarahCuda” song for us!!!

Who can send out an email and let him know?


4 posted on 09/04/2008 9:35:33 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Prime Mover

Is Ann the decent looking redhead or the gigantic scary looking brunette?


5 posted on 09/04/2008 9:35:41 PM PDT by wireman
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To: Prime Mover

I say give them their $0.03 royalty and let them be happy someone played their old, outdated music.


6 posted on 09/04/2008 9:35:56 PM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Prime Mover

“Garbled in transmission. Tell them to resend.”


7 posted on 09/04/2008 9:35:57 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Obama's speechwriter was 10 years old when Sarah Palin was first elected to public office.)
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To: Prime Mover

Gee - what happened to free speech and free expression? I thought you libs loved that type of stuff.


8 posted on 09/04/2008 9:36:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Prime Mover

Ha! I was wondering about that. Libs hate it when their songs are being used by republicans.


9 posted on 09/04/2008 9:36:12 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Drop the Zero and vote for a Hero. McCain-Palin 2008)
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To: uglybiker

When was that?


10 posted on 09/04/2008 9:36:33 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Apparently inauthentic Christianity is a tougher sell in the heartland than South Chicago.)
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To: Prime Mover

I wonder if every Wedding DJ now needs to get “approval” for playing songs at social events???


11 posted on 09/04/2008 9:37:09 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: politicalwit

Better still, tell the campaign to ONLY play 16 bars at a time. Protected under ‘fair use’ (or at least it used to be...was involved in a lawsuit on this very point years ago).


12 posted on 09/04/2008 9:37:20 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Prime Mover

Palin: Beautiful
Heart: uh, not so much


13 posted on 09/04/2008 9:37:21 PM PDT by Petronski (Zero-bama. All this time we thought it was an "O" but, nope, it's just a "0".)
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To: Prime Mover

If a tune is sold to and marketed by a record company with royalties paid to the artists, what “right” do they have to sue? (could the Hendrix estate sue Muzak?)


14 posted on 09/04/2008 9:37:34 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer, damn it. There are people in Africa sober!!)
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To: Prime Mover

LOL! Looks like McCain/Palin is about to be Jackson Browned by another couple of lefty has beens. Those people are sick.


15 posted on 09/04/2008 9:37:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Prime Mover

You knew this was coming.


16 posted on 09/04/2008 9:38:00 PM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: uglybiker

Personally, if I never heard “barracuda” one more time, I’d be perfectly happy. I thought the song kind of sucks. Maybe if Blondie, when Debbie Harry had her really good pipes, did a cover, I bet that would sound good.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 9:38:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: wireman
Ann's the heavy one, Nancy is the tall one.

-PJ

18 posted on 09/04/2008 9:38:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never over-estimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Prime Mover
I'm surprised the disgustingly overweight Wilson sisters had time to put down the Ben and Jerry's and Snickers Bars to complain about the use of their song.
19 posted on 09/04/2008 9:38:27 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: Prime Mover

If the song is over 17 years old its a moot point.


20 posted on 09/04/2008 9:38:41 PM PDT by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: Prime Mover

They did the same thing to Dole in ‘96 when he used a variation of “Soul Man” ... if the Heart group weren’t three full decades years in the past, we could recommend a boycott of their product. I’m not sure the copyright is still in effect.


21 posted on 09/04/2008 9:39:14 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Prime Mover
Can they do that?

Well, they can ASK. I think the publisher would be OK with it if they were paid public performance royalties.

When Sarah was first announced they played a cue from Jerry Goldsmith's score for RUDY. While Goldsmith was a Kerry contributor, he's also, alas, deceased, so maybe they should just switch back to that.

22 posted on 09/04/2008 9:39:24 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Sarah Palin--the man Biden and Obama wish they could be.)
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To: Prime Mover

There are copyright issues in films, and written material etc. However having purchased the music and playing it at a ‘party’ is not something they can sue over. Since it is heard on the loudspeakers and thus published over the TV, I am unsure what the copyright issues are. However in response I think we should say fine. Everyone quit paying to download their song. We will play what we have. These have beens should feel grateful anyone even pay for their work any more. Hey Ann and Nancy as a previous fan from the NW I say . . . STUFF IT, Bs! No more download for you.


23 posted on 09/04/2008 9:39:30 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Prime Mover

That didn’t take long.


24 posted on 09/04/2008 9:39:36 PM PDT by rabidralph (She shoots, she scores!)
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To: skimask

Uh, not on this planet.

Sonny Bono got’er done.


25 posted on 09/04/2008 9:39:53 PM PDT by Petronski (Zero-bama. All this time we thought it was an "O" but, nope, it's just a "0".)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Didn’t Heart “steal” the intro for Barracuda from some other group?


26 posted on 09/04/2008 9:39:54 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Prime Mover

Ann and Nancy will be receiving a $50 gift certificate to the nearest fat farm courtesy of the RNC.


27 posted on 09/04/2008 9:40:17 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: LibFreeUSA

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give the money for downloads to a Republican! Screw these liberal has beens!


28 posted on 09/04/2008 9:40:23 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Prime Mover
They just need to note when it was played and report it to ascap, if they ask for it. Kind of surprised since G. Wilson appeared at the RNC convention. IF Heart turns out to be RAT’s I will be disappointed.
29 posted on 09/04/2008 9:40:55 PM PDT by webrover
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To: Prime Mover

Who are they, never heard of them?


31 posted on 09/04/2008 9:41:53 PM PDT by lolhelp
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To: wireman
Is Ann the decent looking redhead or the gigantic scary looking brunette?

Ann is the brunette.

32 posted on 09/04/2008 9:41:55 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: LibFreeUSA
How ‘bout Gretchen Wilson doin’ somethin’ like that?
33 posted on 09/04/2008 9:42:19 PM PDT by webrover
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To: Prime Mover

Too late beyotch!


34 posted on 09/04/2008 9:42:23 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Prime Mover

I don’t think so. Pay them their usual 10 cents in royalty.


35 posted on 09/04/2008 9:42:23 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Darkwolf377

bttt


36 posted on 09/04/2008 9:42:32 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Prime Mover
Baracuda!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sN-d2NbUMo
37 posted on 09/04/2008 9:42:34 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: wireman
"Is Ann the decent looking redhead or the gigantic scary looking brunette?"

Not anymore.

38 posted on 09/04/2008 9:43:08 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: LibFreeUSA

You pay for a license to use the recordings. I’m sure the proper fees were paid for use of all musical recordings.
The whining by the artist is symbolism, their permission is not required to play the music.


39 posted on 09/04/2008 9:43:08 PM PDT by antceecee (LarryKing,CNN,MSNBC,KatieCouric et.al...: Our daughter's lives are none of your freakin' business!)
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To: dfwgator
You knew this was coming.

Sure did!

40 posted on 09/04/2008 9:43:16 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Prime Mover

Ann (the blob) Wilson
41 posted on 09/04/2008 9:43:43 PM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: sofaman

It was always fun to watch them try to hide the fat one in Heart’s music videos. Almost as much fun as Wilson Phillips trying to hide fat Carnie. And just as unsuccessful.


42 posted on 09/04/2008 9:44:14 PM PDT by Steve_Stifler
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To: uglybiker
"They don't want to be reminded of a time when they were able to play good music."

Their music was always rubbish

43 posted on 09/04/2008 9:44:34 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: dfwgator

Kinda like “Dole Man” in “96


44 posted on 09/04/2008 9:44:39 PM PDT by webrover
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To: Prime Mover

They lost a big part of their fortune on a failed recording studio in downtown Seattle they sunk millions into.
They should be thankful anyone wants to play their music in public anymore that would help sales. I heard baracuda was one of the most heavily downloaded songs this week from the stores like amazon and itunes. I’m sure they aren’t going to be complaining when the monthly royalty check arrives.


45 posted on 09/04/2008 9:45:18 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Prime Mover

Long as the Ascap fees are paid nothing can be done.
The owner of the copyright to the theme for Rush’s show hates that he uses it but he pays the ascap and can play any music he wants to...just like a radio station can. You can’t sue to keep your music off of a radio station either. I think the fees also go solely to the song writer...not the performers.


46 posted on 09/04/2008 9:45:55 PM PDT by Bobalu (Obama cannot win without the kind of people that Palin appeals to.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Is it me, or is Ann morphing into Roseanne Barr?


47 posted on 09/04/2008 9:46:05 PM PDT by TeddyConAZ
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To: boop

Don’t know.

I just think it’s funny that you’d think after all this time Heart has dropped off the planet, they’d appreaciate that someone thinks one of their crappy songs is good enough to use and get the 10 cents royalty for playing it.


48 posted on 09/04/2008 9:46:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Debbie was a true gem. Heart’s best was Bebe Le Strange. That guitar hook was awesome.


49 posted on 09/04/2008 9:46:51 PM PDT by webrover
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To: wireman

Ann went to seed a long, long time ago.


50 posted on 09/04/2008 9:46:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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