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I say give them their $0.03 royalty and let them be happy someone played their old, outdated music.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