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"Sledgehammer": Peter Gabriel joins Rush revolt
radio-info.com ^ | 3/6/12 | radio-info.com

Posted on 03/06/2012 7:58:39 AM PST by raccoonradio

As advertisers, affiliates and the general public continue to raise cain over Rush Limbaugh’s inflammatory comments about Sandra Fluke, another party has added his voice to the protest. A rep for singer/songwriter Peter Gabriel posted a message on his Facebook page insisting that the Brit's music no longer be used on Limbaugh’s radio show. Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” was utilized in the background of Limbaugh’s now-infamous rant, in which he called the Georgetown student a “slut” and a “prostitute.” The Facebook message reads: “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 He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.” As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the message had received more than 5,700 “Likes” on Facebook, as well as 1,200 “Shares” and 1,000 responses.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ascap; bmi; copyright; fluke; musiclicensing; petergabriel; royalties; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; sledgehammer; tolerantleft
Other artists upset at use of their songs as bumper music in radio shows: Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, My City was Gone (Rush's theme...she was convinced to let him use it though since he donated to PETA plus her mom likes Rush) and Bruce Hornsby, The Way it Is (upset it was used by Hannity)
1 posted on 03/06/2012 7:58:43 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Where has Gabriel been? Rush has been using “Steam” and “Sledgehammer” for years and years on both his radio and TV shows (when he was on TV).


2 posted on 03/06/2012 8:02:39 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: raccoonradio

Washed up has-been alert.

Do a Youtube search on him, from 2011.

There’s an interview with Letterman.

Then look back several years for him and Sinnead O’Conner.

(yes that leftist dope)

Can’t even recognize the guy. This is a desperate attempt for attention, by a guy who hasn’t a single chance of getting it any other way.

His loss.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 8:03:13 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: raccoonradio
Peter Gabriel - a ho hum musician with a ho hum mind and ho hum message.

QUICK - name three Peter Gabriel hits.

...oh

4 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:13 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: raccoonradio

If The Pretenders want their significant stipend to dry up, let them pull their song!


5 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: raccoonradio

Sorry, but that’s NOT the way it works. You pay the mechanical license fee to ASCAP, and you can play the tune. . . .

Rush needs to play “Sledgehammer” at every break just to rub it in....


6 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:48 AM PST by Salgak
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To: raccoonradio

Along with Bruce Springsteen, Gabriel is one of the music industry’s biggest lefty-losers.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 8:05:02 AM PST by PGR88
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To: raccoonradio

The thoroughly transparant political effort to pile on continues. This obviously ain’t about Fluke.

These are the smae people who will tell anyone who will listen that they abhore Joe McCarthy, yet their actions identically match that which they disingenuously claim to protest. Ever see an actor pulicly proclaim himself (or herself) to be a Conservative? Never, unless they are well established, eve then it’s a risk becuase it is well understood that doing so will blacklist that person and ruin their career. Again, these are the same people that publicly profess their utter disdain for “McCarthy-like” tactics.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 8:06:41 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: Salgak

Wasn’t totally sure if that was the case (thought so) but if so then great! Play away, Rush. (Though perhaps it could backfire if it means song download sales for Peter!)

Starve Peter: want the song, you can prob. get it for
free on YouTube or Grooveshark anyway. (Use simple, free software
to record it onto your hard drive)


9 posted on 03/06/2012 8:07:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I own all his DVD’s and am a huge old Genesis fan. Frankly, they are one of my main musical influences in my bass work.

That said, I’m not interested in his politics. He puts on an interesting show, creates music for arts sake, and that’s enough for me.

I believe being at the front of the world music (spell that A-F-R-I-C-A-N) nonsense a few years ago bankrupted him. Paul Simon was much more business savvy about it.

I still very much enjoy the videos.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 8:08:25 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Baynative

Red Rain
Salsbury Hill
SledgeHammer


11 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:01 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Baynative

In Your Eyes

Red Rain

Sledgehammer

Big Time

(But I still detest his politics.)


12 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:05 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: raccoonradio

Never liked Peter Gabriel and never will.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:05 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Salgak

Agree. And also think Rush should just play clips of all the vile things libs have said about women. The libs would still probably blame Rush. This is getting old.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:50 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: raccoonradio

Okay, Peter...we know you’re still alive, and you don’t like Rush. Now back to obscurity.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:51 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I don’t think Gabriel actually owns the rights to this song anymore. If he did he would have put a stop to this a long time ago.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 8:11:58 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Obadiah

Beat me to it.

The more I listen to music and delve into lyrics and musical nuance, the less I like “hits”.

I remember when I worked at Shakeys Pizza back in the very early 70’s. We got a free “break pizza” every day we worked there, and we made it ourself. I was the only guy to make myself a pizza every day I worked. It is because I aquired a taste for anchovies, clams, you name it. The rest of the guys just tired of pizza.

I’m the same way with music. Since I started collecting vinyl, I’ve rediscovered or newly discovered fantastic stuff from the 50’s and 60’s, and even 70’s and 80’s.

Gabrial was one of my “rediscoveries”. I love his duet with Kate Bush.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: raccoonradio

......Gabriel just grabbing some ink? There is no revolt...there is this latest diversion of Dirty Politics to keep the ‘folks’ from staying focused on Obama’s failures...Obama doesn’t give a horses patootie about women’s probems other than getting their votes...oh yes, he does believe in abortion....doesn’t want his daughters being punished for a mistake....don’tchaknow.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:45 AM PST by yoe
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To: Obadiah

Actually, Gabriel is one of my facebook friends... ;-)


19 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:03 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: raccoonradio

The communists rats are coming out of the woodwork. Time to list them and boycott everything they do.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:15 AM PST by Logical me
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To: raccoonradio

Oh gee, another musician joins the rest of the lemmings. Shocker!


21 posted on 03/06/2012 8:14:22 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: raccoonradio

"Can you say 'has-been'? I knew you could."

22 posted on 03/06/2012 8:16:50 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: raccoonradio
Phil Collins was better anyway.
23 posted on 03/06/2012 8:17:33 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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24 posted on 03/06/2012 8:18:42 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: raccoonradio

I wonder how many groupies he got high with and seduced? And Rush is the mysogynist?


25 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:42 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: cuban leaf

Libs on facebook are posting a pic showing:
GOOD RUSH— (the rock band)
BAD RUSH— (El Rushbo)

yuck.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Future Snake Eater; Cringing Negativism Network; Baynative; cotton1706; Salgak; ...

Big picture in these? Divide and conquer.

Just keep slicing up the society. Good and bad Americans. My speech and not your speech. This group but not that group.

e unum, pluribus: fortis mundus.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 8:21:27 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: raccoonradio

Gabriel is lucky someone is still playing his music


28 posted on 03/06/2012 8:22:29 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: who knows what evil?

He’s about as famous as a rock musician in his 50s can be. He may be able to prevent the US of his music in the manner Rush used it because he could argue it is synchronization to another performance (Rush’s voice-over) rather than a standalone performance. Synchronization, most common for the use of songs in ads or movie soundtracks, requires a specific license which the holder of copyright in the recording can grant or withhold as he or she sees fit. Standalone performance on an over-the-air radio station require no licenses — the holder of the copyright in the composition (songwriter or his or her assignee or successor) gets an automatic formula-based royalty, the holder of the copyright in the particular recording gets nothing.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 8:23:22 AM PST by only1percent
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To: raccoonradio

As a musician myself, I really, REALLY tried to like the band Rush. I just couldn’t. There is some incredible skill there, but musically, I don’t like the songs to which the skill is applied.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 8:25:05 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: raccoonradio
LOL. Gabriel is being resurrected as "Sledgehammer." He's has been completely dead to the media for over 2 decades, yet a few harsh words against Rush and he's somehow interesting again.

They'd wax Gabriel's corpse (like Lenin) and carry him through the streets if they thought it would help their cause.

31 posted on 03/06/2012 8:28:17 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: cuban leaf

I love Peter Gabriel’s music.. completely and utterly

I had to get used to this during the GWB years, when just about all my favorite actors and musicians wouldn’t keep their pie-holes shut.. So it was either ignore it, or stop watching movies and listening to music.

So typical... musicians and actors = lefty/socialists...

money is like so totally evil, except when it comes to their money.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 8:29:19 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: cuban leaf

Shakey’s, now there is a name I haven’t heard since they sponsored my little league teams back in the 70’s.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 8:36:37 AM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Obadiah

I never heard any of those that I can think of. I once had a mostly crappy album that I played a couple of times It had a Salsbury Hill track that I have heard a few times since. Nothing memorable about it...


34 posted on 03/06/2012 8:37:52 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Music rights are paid for long in advance on big shows.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 8:38:07 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Bruinator

—Shakey’s, —

There is still one in the Seattle area. It’s actually where my wife and I met in 1997 at our 25th high school reunion. Shakeys special is still our favorite pizza. Something about that thin crust and sauce.

Sadly, it is one of the two things I miss after moving from Seattle to Kentucky. I forget what the other thing was though. Neither is all that important. :-)


36 posted on 03/06/2012 8:44:31 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: raccoonradio

they ask to stop using it but it never changes and they collect money.

This is like the limo liberals who witheld their taxes durig vietnam but the actual amount of the tax was in a seperate account which the IRS was told and then the irs “garnished it” so the celeb could claim faux innocence and abouts by the “man”.

These artists have no choice in the matter.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 8:49:18 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Ha, but I bet these artists keep cashing the checks.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 8:54:04 AM PST by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: Impala64ssa

FREE SPEECH is not free for ALL!


39 posted on 03/06/2012 9:01:25 AM PST by JFC
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To: cuban leaf
I've been to both of the Seattle area Shakey's and-they're just not the same as the 1970's incarnation. No silent movies, no player piano, no guys in straw boaters and red vests playing the banjo.

Good pizza still, though.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 9:05:03 AM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Obadiah

how many of these hypocrit artists showed up in NYC with cameramen in tow in order to snag an occupy photo op?

Gabriel is just desperate to sell a few more itunes.

this only makes him look like a pathetic minstrel begging for alms.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 9:06:47 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: raccoonradio
Libs on facebook are posting a pic showing:

GOOD RUSH— (the rock band)

BAD RUSH— (El Rushbo)

yuck.


That's funny because Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist for Rush the rock band has dabbled in the philosophies of Ayn Rand like objectivism and libertarianism. The GOOD RUSH is closer politically to the "BAD RUSH" than they are the libs on Facebook.

As of fact I remember that Rush the band made some nice comments about Rush Limbaugh when Rush first came on the national scene in the early nineties. I can't remember exactly what was said but Peart and Co. didn't reject Rush out of hand like a knee jerk liberal would.
42 posted on 03/06/2012 9:14:46 AM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: cuban leaf

I grew up in SoCal. Didn’t know they were outside of CA as well.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 9:15:13 AM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: raccoonradio

We have seriously entered the twilight zone.


44 posted on 03/06/2012 9:16:57 AM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; stylecouncilor

I liked his “Last Temptation Of Christ” albums. Interesting stuff.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:30 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Ticonderoga34

Geddy Lee’s parents lived through the holocost, if I remember correctly, and so I believe he has a particular sensitivity to freedom in all its forms and facism’s effect on it.

2112 is all about individual liberty, but I think written by Neil - “We are from the galactic federation and we have assumed control....”


46 posted on 03/06/2012 9:44:02 AM PST by DC Packfan (Hi, I'm Jimmah, and I'm a dumbass!)
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To: raccoonradio

Gabriel was at the top of his game, and an absolute musical genius when he did Lamb Lies with those other guys, but it’s been downhill ever since imho.


47 posted on 03/06/2012 11:11:53 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Ticonderoga34

I had a good friend who loved Rush (The band). I knew he was big liberal. I “complimented” him once on his Rush concert hat about how open minded he’s becoming, favoring Limbaugh like that. He got this disgusted look on his face and threw the hat into the back seat of the car he was driving. Where it stayed for months.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 11:12:56 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Ticonderoga34

I had a good friend who loved Rush (The band). I knew he was big liberal. I “complimented” him once on his Rush concert hat about how open minded he’s becoming, favoring Limbaugh like that. He got this disgusted look on his face and threw the hat into the back seat of the car he was driving. Where it stayed for months.


49 posted on 03/06/2012 11:18:00 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: boop

Sorry for the double post! (glower!)


50 posted on 03/06/2012 11:18:53 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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