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Rush to Rush Limbaugh STOP USING OUR MUSIC ... or Else
TMZ ^ | 3/7/12 | TMZ Staff

Posted on 03/07/2012 3:33:40 PM PST by raccoonradio

The '80s have come back to bite Rush Limbaugh in the ass ... Rush (the band) has followed Peter Gabriel's lead and have demanded Limbaugh stop using their music on his radio show ASAP.

Rush (the band) was FURIOUS when they discovered Rush (radio guy) was playing their song "The Spirit of Radio" as he ranted about wanting to see sex tapes of Sandra Fluke. The band got even more upset when they learned it wasn't the first time Rush (radio) has used their music on his show.

The band has since fired off a cease and desist letter to Rush (radio) ... saying, "The public performance of Rush’s music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement."

The letter continues, "Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so."

As for Peter Gabriel ... his song, "Sledgehammer" was playing on Rush's radio show when he called Fluke a "slut" ... and, shocker, Peter's pissed too.

Gabriel's rep said the singer has demanded that his music also be pulled from Limbaugh's show.


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KEYWORDS: copyright; mechanicals; musiclicensing; royalties; rush; rushlimbaugh; sandytheslut; shutupandsing
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He should sue them for stealing his name. He was born before they started using the name Rush.

Someone I know helped Rush (the band) out...when she worked for a Cle. radio station, she suggested they start to play this Canadian band. The woman--a liberal-- has since been thanked by Rush, the band, for helping to "break" them in America.

The song is also used on Fox Sports Radio's JT The Brick show (syndicated by Clear Channel/Premiere). Host John Tournour is a conservative (his sports flash reader, Tom Looney, is a liberal). After the opening segment, JT introduced THE LONG TIME VOICE! THE ICONIC VOICE of Tom Looney, and they start to play Spirit of Radio. Begin the day with a friendly voice, a companion unobtrusive...

1 posted on 03/07/2012 3:33:46 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Holland Cooke writes on radio-info.com:

“Artists or labels own their work.
ASCAP/BMI fees stations pay compensate composers.
Talk stations’ blanket “Incidential Use” license covers just-that.
Adopting-someone’s-music-as-a-theme-song not covered.
(Nor, incidentally, is using-music-in-commercials, without permission, something many stations overlook.)


Quote from: jas2525 on Today at 03:52:28 PM
Didn’t Chrissie-what’s-her-face of “The Pretenders” do that in the 90s in an effort to stop Limbaugh from using her song as his theme song?

He pays for that.

You might remember when, several years ago, The Pretenders told him to knock-it-off, he used various-other-songs while negotiating, explaining on-air that that was the case.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 3:35:51 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

That’s actually surprising considering how right-Objectivist Rush is. Of course, as Objectivists, Rush (band) may be upset they aren’t getting royalties or credit.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by mnehring
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To: raccoonradio

Oh screw them anyway..way overrated....just like The Pretenders


4 posted on 03/07/2012 3:36:39 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: raccoonradio

Nothing of theirs worth stealing (unless you like elf music).


5 posted on 03/07/2012 3:37:26 PM PST by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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I’m sure MahaRushie has learned from history and has secured licensing to use the music he does, and will continue to do as he’s licensed to do.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 3:39:26 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: raccoonradio

These people need to get over themselves. I can’t even remember who they are. I wouldn’t know if Rush Limbaugh used their one time hit or not.

I don’t listen to Limbaugh for music. LOL


7 posted on 03/07/2012 3:40:08 PM PST by dforest
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To: raccoonradio

Artists can’t control the use. The best they can hope for is a finding that they were not compensated.

Someone has already mentioned “incidental use” — that pretty much covers this use.

So to Getty Lee and the rest of Rush (the group), I say: “take off, you hosers.”


8 posted on 03/07/2012 3:40:19 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Shut up and screech.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 3:42:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s a beauty way to go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BFPt001PYU


10 posted on 03/07/2012 3:43:15 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Another result of this Rush dustup is rock has beens have been granted one last chance to grab some headlines without falling down & banging their heads on a curb somewhere.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 3:43:40 PM PST by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio; a fool in paradise
Limbaugh oughta start using this:

The B side would be particularly appropriate if he continues talking about the likes of Sandra Fluke.

12 posted on 03/07/2012 3:48:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: raccoonradio

And now its claimed that EIB makes a 100,000 donation to PETA to use the song.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_City_Was_Gone


13 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:17 PM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: raccoonradio

I’m quite certain that as producer of a nationwide radio program that Rush Limbaugh has been paying the appropriate royalties for the public use of these songs. It’s very rare that an artist can actually do anything about the circumstances in which their music gets played unless the royalties haven’t been paid.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:17 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: raccoonradio

They don’t own the music, only the royalties, which Rush pays.

Rush gets the last laugh on rush.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:17 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: raccoonradio

...I think their various record labels have more say than the bands do....


16 posted on 03/07/2012 3:50:06 PM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: raccoonradio

Meanwhile...these bands and performers had no problem with drugs, anonymous group sex in the 80’s....Apparently they’ve all discovered chastity, sexual abstinence and clean living...


17 posted on 03/07/2012 3:50:36 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: mnehring

>>as Objectivists, Rush (band) may be upset they aren’t getting royalties or credit.

They must get some royalties in general ASCAP or BMI payments. Sometimes in radio they can get away with running a half minute or so of a song and that’s it (similar to the 30 sec samples on amazon.com). If they play the whole song,
and it’s entered into DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act)
-related software, they may get royalties based on that. I’ve been a longtime college radio DJ and I have to enter in
song title/artist/album every time I play a whole song.

Song: The Thrill is Gone
Artist: B.B. King
Album: King of the Blues Box Set

Rush isn’t playing the whole song. Using it for bumper music. But they still may get royalties somehow.

Peter Gabriel expressed disgust at the use of Sledgehammer. Years back, Bruce Hornsby wasn’t happy that Hannity’s
radio show used The Way It Is


18 posted on 03/07/2012 3:51:47 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: mnehring

They are getting the royalties.

They’re just typical leftist contorl freaks.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 3:52:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: raccoonradio

And of course we all know how pure as the wind driven snow the band was on tour, right? Not once did any of them abuse, take advantage of, use for sex, feed drugs or alcohol to, gangbang, whatever, teenage girls (and probably underage ones too)

Such hypocrites...yeah, you’re for women alright....slutwomen.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 3:53:27 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: raccoonradio
Who told the band about this? Someone in the White House, or a 'Truth Team' member, or a George Soros brownshirt working overtime to retaliate against Rush for calling a public figure a slut?

Wha'cha bet Sandra Fluke and Gloria Allred aren't arm-in-arm on TV because Fluke's afraid of what 'discovery' would reveal about her sexual preference.. I say she's a scissor-happy carpet licker!

21 posted on 03/07/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Geddy Lee’s voice is one of the most annoying singing voices I’ve ever heard. I can’t stand Rush because of his singing. Instrumentally very good. Vocally,,,, horrible!


22 posted on 03/07/2012 3:55:25 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Never heard of them!


23 posted on 03/07/2012 3:55:36 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: raccoonradio

F’ em. Triumph is the REAL Canadian power trio.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 3:57:50 PM PST by moehoward
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To: 2ndamendmentpa

Yes.
Rush has mentioned before the use of My City Was Gone. It was irony—a band/lead singer opposed to him, and he was using their song. To their credit, it is very catchy (esp. the bass line). Hynde wanted him to stop using it, but she “let him” continue to do so after he donated to PETA, plus supposedly Hynde’s mother was a fan of the talk host.

Hynde’s vegetarian restaurant in Akron, OH, her home town, flopped (”I went back to Ohio...”) When George W Bush won re-election, and it seemed that Ohio was the difference, Rush played the whole song. “I say, way, oh, way to go Ohio.”

Hynde on stage: “Are we at war yet? Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win! Down with the economic s-— this country represents!”

As she counts her millions.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 4:00:49 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Blogatron

“Nothing of theirs worth stealing (unless you like elf music).”
I beg to differ. They are one of the premier bands of the 80’s and 90s. Their music, although not to everybody’s liking, has influence the world of rock greatly.
I am 50+ years old and still love their music. What kind of music do you like?


26 posted on 03/07/2012 4:01:41 PM PST by Captain PJ
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To: raccoonradio
You might remember when, several years ago, The Pretenders told him to knock-it-off

Rush explained that...it was her Manager that ceased it, then Chrissi found out and then allowed it, hence it plays as the opening music to his show.
27 posted on 03/07/2012 4:03:57 PM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Newt loves mine!)
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To: raccoonradio

Guess the fire was getting too close. Rush and Gabriel don’t want anybody badmouthing their “Slut Fanbase.”


28 posted on 03/07/2012 4:04:17 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: raccoonradio

It wouldn’t phase me at all if Rush would just use conservative artist’s music. Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr come to mind.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 4:05:25 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: raccoonradio

I think we’ve been down this road before, years ago, and the band lost. So long as royaly fees are paid (ASCAP, SESAC, and BMI}, there’s probably not a lot they can do about it. It’s licensed for public performance, and it’s being performed in public....so


30 posted on 03/07/2012 4:06:31 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: raccoonradio

I think he should just use classical music and tell the rest of them to bite it on royalties.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 4:17:01 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: raccoonradio
Rush (the band) was FURIOUS when they discovered Rush (radio guy) was playing their song "The Spirit of Radio" as he ranted about wanting to see sex tapes of Sandra Fluke

This is more Media Matters type generated controversy.

Rush does NOT use background music behind his discussions.

There was no Rush song parody so it could not have been playing "as he ranted".

Same with Peter Gabriel.

These di(ckheads need to realize they are being spoonfed liberal hate of Rush Limbaugh.

Lefties hate Rush's (the band's) music too. Especially the politics of it.

32 posted on 03/07/2012 4:17:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: raccoonradio

Did Fishbone publicly demand that Jimmy Fallon remove all of their music from his tv show after he used “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” to introduce Michelle Bachmann to the stage?


33 posted on 03/07/2012 4:18:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: editor-surveyor

That is the weird part, the band Rush aren’t leftists.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 4:20:40 PM PST by mnehring
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To: raccoonradio

Their clueless Leftist crybaby whining would be perfectly delivered by the grating, unlistenable “singing” voice of Geddy Lee.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 4:23:30 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: dforest; Revolting cat!
Did any of these bands get to complain when Rush (the band, not the man) re-recorded THEIR hits?

Eddie Cochran and Robert Johnson don't get a say?

36 posted on 03/07/2012 4:24:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: raccoonradio
Instead of "The Spirit of the Radio," Rush Limbaugh should use "Mr. Radio Man" by the Lucky Strike Orchestra. I'm sure they wouldn't object.
37 posted on 03/07/2012 4:27:12 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: raccoonradio

This is so simple and, I believe, ElRushbo proved it with The Pretenders.

Offer them money to play their music. If they decline, offer them more. There comes a point when their agent tells the artist to “take the money” because the agents cut is too lucrative to ignore.

The artist is manipulated by the agent...capitalism!


38 posted on 03/07/2012 4:28:47 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Captain PJ

Their music, although not to everybody’s liking, has influence the world of rock greatly.

Perfect example of a Rush (the band) fan


39 posted on 03/07/2012 4:29:54 PM PST by Figment
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To: raccoonradio

Geddy Lee: Poster child for condoms.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 4:34:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lefties hate Rush’s (the band’s) music too. Especially the politics of it.

I’m a right winged conservative and have no problem with the politics of their “songs”. I was never able to listen to their annoying fingernails on the chalkboard noise long enough to get any message they might have


41 posted on 03/07/2012 4:35:41 PM PST by Figment
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To: a fool in paradise

Lefties hate Rush’s (the band’s) music too. Especially the politics of it.

I’m a right winged conservative and have no problem with the politics of their “songs”. I was never able to listen to their annoying fingernails on the chalkboard noise long enough to get any message they might have


42 posted on 03/07/2012 4:36:13 PM PST by Figment
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To: raccoonradio
The Pretenders told him to knock-it-off,

Chrissie's parents are hard core Rush fans and they convinced her to shut her mouth.......

43 posted on 03/07/2012 4:37:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: raccoonradio

IMO the best part of that Pretenders song he uses in his intro.... is the part that Rush uses....


44 posted on 03/07/2012 4:38:56 PM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: Cyber Liberty

bump for later


45 posted on 03/07/2012 4:40:08 PM PST by Razwan (Yeah, yeah, I know...Razwan, member since 30 June 2000)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The band Rush had one half-ass song “Tom Sawyer” and that’s about it. Screw them.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 4:40:20 PM PST by plain talk
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To: raccoonradio

Screw ‘em, play Johnny Horton and George Jones and Conway Twitty in place.Libs hate country music anyway.


47 posted on 03/07/2012 4:40:24 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: raccoonradio
Rush Pictures, Images and Photos

"If you don't stop, we'll go back to performing in women's lingerie!"

48 posted on 03/07/2012 4:40:37 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: freebird5850

the money did the talking. a suitable arrangement will
will be found.

they have to bow to the leftist rabble or risk becoming pariahs and relegated to indian casino levels of relevance.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 4:45:00 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Captain PJ

“What kind of music do you like?”

For me, ‘Motorhead’ 24/7.


50 posted on 03/07/2012 4:47:37 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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