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Posted on 03/05/2012 5:16:11 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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In the wake of host Rush Limbaughs attack on Georgetown student and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke, musician Peter Gabriel has moved to have his music withdrawn from the controversial program.
After learning that his song Sledgehammer was played during Limbaughs rant, in which he called Fluke a slut and a prostitute, a spokesperson for Gabriel released the following statement:
"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke. It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."
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Boy, they are pileing on. Now it’s an attack!
I’m sure this is going to crush El Rushbo. S/
If anyone has his cds, send them back to him! His music stinks anyway.
In my best “Chevy Chase”:
Peter, you ignorant slut!
He’s delusional, a one time bumper music song does not equate to common usage. So what other attention whore is going to crawl out of the gutter?
He is a washed up hack who hopes this gets his pathetic washed up name in the news in hope that someone will buy 1 more record
Hey I got a record that I’d love the Rushbo to promote. How do I do that?
The apology didn’t work. Liberals smell blood in the water. I hear a couple radio stations have dropped the show.
Welcome to 21st century fascism. Your freedom is next.
I doubt that he can anyhow — it falls under a compulsory license. Rush pays the statutory royalties, he gets to play the music, period.
Maybe Fluke promised to open up her fruitcage for Gabriel...where the fruit is as sweet as can be.
LOL the best part is Rush’s theme song is from ultra-lib Chrissie Hynde
Liberals are jumping the shark... Overreach.
I haven't heard that song on the radio in twenty years.
I suspect it’s loaded with fruitflies.....or worse LOL
Speaking of ignorant, no one does politically ‘ignorant’ better than today’s (or in this case yesterday’s) entertainers.
Red Rain ... as in Red Commie Rain.
Minimally talented studio musician who got lucky and wrote a few hooks 30 years ago. Is he kidding?
Famous for his groundbreaking and multi-award winning videos, Peter Gabriel has teamed up with actor/director Sean Penn to create a controversial new video for his forthcoming single, ‘The Barry Williams Show’ which is released on 9th September.
Both the single and the video have already been banned from daytime airplay on TV and some radio stations.
‘The Barry Williams Show’ looks at the outer limits of reality TV and examines how confessional TV and dysfunctional behaviour feed off each other. Its eponymous character, although fictional, bears more than a hint of Jerry Springer and the video further reflects this.
The song has already courted controversy and its hard hitting lyrics, which cover the full gambit of trash TV, from paedophiles to prostitution and bondage, have already had to be adulterated for airplay on some radio stations, including Radio 2. The video carries on this dark but humorous vein, but has already been banned from broadcast before the watershed of 9pm by the ITC.
Speaking of the single Gabriel said:
‘It’s a little fable about reality TV, where that’s going and what it does to people. I know for myself you want to watch it, but it’s a little like junk food - you have an appetite for it but it doesn’t make you feel very good at the end of it.’
‘I called up Sean because I think that he’s a very good director and for the video I wanted something that was quite dark but had some guts to it as well as some humour and I thought he would do that well. On this video, I’ve had comparatively little input, I’ve thrown in a few ideas but it’s really Sean’s baby.’
Sean Penn added:
‘The very first movie I made was shortly after I heard Solsbury Hill and I started seeing pictures in my head straight away. It hit me in a very visual way and so the very first piece I made was scored to that. Peter’s someone who has been an inspiration to me in a million ways for a long time. When I heard the single, I got a very clear set of visuals in my head. I worked on the crescendo of the piece first and kind of worked backwards from there to create the story.’
The partnership follows on from Gabriel’s long association with film and working with directors such as Martin Scorcese (Last Temptation of Christ), .
And here I thought Peter Gabriel was dead.
Shock the monkey, Peter.
Rush is too big to fail. Let’s have him bailed out.
Peter, Peter, Peter. You’re a has been, a couple hit wonder. The only thing that kept you in memory was Rush’s use of your tune. Oh, the (feigned) outrage.
I dunno what the hell he was thinking when he apologized. I can’t believe he is that stupid.
The left isn’t just TAKING the bait, they’re pressing celebs who aren’t even following this to chomp down!
I firmly believe the sex-toy industry is behind this, trying to get prophylactics classified as contraceptives.
I’m sure it’s somewhere in the 2000+page zerocare if we looked.
Tough, Pete. If you didn’t want radio people playing your song, you should not have signed that ASCAP and BMI agreements, should you have?
I think you’re right - as long as Rush is paying his license fees, I think legally Gabriel can go pound sand.
These people (musicians) need to remember “we” helped make them, and while we can’t “unmake” Mr. Gabriel, we still hold power over future successes.
That = those. Plural mixup.
Wow, look. Peter Gabriel got his name in the news. I thought he died years ago
He never should have apologized. The left sees it as weakness and increases the attacks. He should know that by now.
So what was the bumper, “Shock the Monkey?” (And I’m a gonna shut my mouf about now.)
I have never liked his music or bought any of it. Can’t stand him.
Better yet, if you like his noise go get it free on a bit torrent sight and give it away free to anyone who wants it
Dan Akroid and Jane Curtain spoof on Point Counter Point. Those years of SLN were the best. Check out the DVD of SLN’s first five years, it is priceless.
I'd listen to Rush if his bumper music was a polka accordion.
oops, dyslexia moment, I meant SNL
I thought as long as you pay the fees you can use the music.
Rush can’t hear it anyway.
I won’t miss it. Gabriel is a has been who is lucky someone still plays his moosic.
Get it free and send them all to him. I don’t know anyone who would want one. I want to keep my friends. :)
Another bleat from the herd of the edgy and controversial.
The followers of Rush could make a very large statement of support by purchasing a couple hundred dollars of product in the next few days.
Screw Leftists and their poor egos that they can’t control every voice in the media.
The absurdity continues. Any minute now, I expect to see a news alert that Suzie’s Lemonade Stand has announced that although they don’t now advertise on Rush’s show, now for sure they won’t even consider it.
Thank the Good Lord that Rush hasn’t lost the Spatula City account!
Who’s Peter Gabriel and why should we care?