Skip to comments.R.E.M. Asked Fox News to Stop Playing 'Losing My Religion' During Dem. Convention
Posted on 09/07/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by bryan999
R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night. R.E.M. today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song. Michael Stipe said, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."
Can they do this?
If anyone knows his puffy snakes, it's Michael Stipe.
I bet he knows all about being a “puffer”.
Nice job, Stipe . . . keep the story in the news. Thanks.
I went to an REM show once, about 20 years ago. Stipe was so busy talking politics throughout the show that he forgot to be even marginally entertaining.
I doubt they can stop it as long as FOX pays their dues to BMI.
Not surprised; Michael Stipe is a sodomite.
correct. There’s nothing they can do about it. If REM wants to quit ASCAP or BMI and put their money where their mouth is...yeah, right, like they’ll do that.
Uh oh, they’ve said too much,
They haven’t said enough
Uh oh, they’ve said too much,
They haven’t said enough
I seriously doubt that Fox uses any music without proper clearances.
“Shiny Happy People” Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey! Pull that bus over to the side of the pretentiousness turnpike, alright!? I want everybody off the bus. I want the shiny people over here, and the happy people over here, ok! I represent angry gun-toting meat-eating f’ing people, alright!
- Dennis Leary
Oh well , there’s always this:
A dramatic interpretation of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” as if it were performed by actor Sir Ian McKellen.
Well, I’m sure FOX News didn’t play the entire song, but I’m thinking it’s 100% legal (that’s of course not to say that REM can’t complain about it). Isn’t there some 30 second allowance or something when it comes to these things?
I guess REM would rather the GOP stop buying their records.
Waiting patiently for the Great Humanitarian to show his generosity.
Funny how so many bands are “apolitical” until someone they don’t agree with politically wants to use their music (not that R.E.M. is apolitical)...
I thought he wasted away to AIDS a long time ago!
All these clowns are the same. They are liberals which means the inability to control ones thoughts and needs. They must have their free sex without consequence, drugs without responsibility and spew their “artistic talent” and they will support their kind politically.
‘That's me in the spot-light losing my appeal. Oh no, I've said too much...’
All leftists viscerally know that exposure is defeat.
This is why you’ll never get a leftist to publicly defend socialism as socialism.
Playing “losing my religion” during the Dem convention was highlighting a huge slip that they made that probably cost them the election, and even idiots like this know it.
I couldn’t name one of their songs.
Good, REM sucks, they were always overrated, Stipe is a self loathing yuppie, elite. I’ll never understand why Kurt Cobain thought so much of them. Oh well, Stipe is right at home under the circus tent with the other Democrat freaks, gays of a feather flock together.
As you can see, he has such high morals. Fox is complimented by his tizzy fit rejection. Every conservative is. Everyone who is outside the DNC are fortunate not to be associated with this diverse mob of assertive darkness. Socialists have progressed to an ugly hell. And they are so proud of it.
That they targeted God, would be expected for the Democrat Party’s skags. But that they mixed joining the Muslim Brotherhood against the Jooooos in their darkness, should give us the shivers. Being “open” to the darkest of the the spiritual realm as it expresses itself on earth, is not exactly something to celebrate. It’s like a drug addict celebrating hitting the bottom.
I saw them YEARS ago at a frat house kegger (when they were good and just getting started) my date invited me to. Stipe could barely stand up and sing he was so wasted.
I got offered Springsteen tickets for $20.00 this weekend at Wrigley Field, I could just picture him politicking on and on, so I said no thanks. It get’s really annoying when entertainers share their politics.
is that like FUBO?
Umm, convention is over. Okay, we’ll stop now.
Actually, this is pretty much what Rush Limbaugh said to Chrissy Hynde. And then he kicked a bunch of money to PETA and Hynde cashed the checks.
I saw them in Oct. 2004 at LA’s Greek Theater. I had heard that during earlier shows on the Tour that Stipe was pulling off his button up Shirt during the encore to reveal a “Vote for Kerry” T-shirt underneath.
Well sure as $hit he did it at our Concert. We were about 10 rows back center stage then that happened. I pulled out my Bush 2004 bumper sticker and held it high. We DEFINITELY made eye contact, he managed to keep his composure....barely. Their original Drummer Bill Berry left during the 90's, after some health issues. He wanted to wind down and become a Gerogia Farmer. I always wondered if he might have been more to the right of center compared to the other three bandmates.
Yeah, it doesn't work the other way round, either.
Are they still on PBS? Oh....that’s Lawrence Welk.....I always get them mixed up.
I remember thinking back then that he & his band should just happily accept their award(s) and leave out the politics. Especially since he was taking advantage of the fact that he had a captive audience (both in attendance & the viewers on tv).
He added, "Now if they had a cesspool-scraping, dung beetle, whiny teen-age girly angst brand of reportage, our music would have a home."
“UPDATE: A Fox News spokesman responds: FOX News Channels use of an R.E.M. song during Thursdays edition of Fox & Friends was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, were always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix.
nice smackdown by Fox.
UGH! Don’t want to let my mind go there, LOL.
Here--"Sure, we won't play your music if you refund money to every Republican, every conservative, and every Fox News watchers who ever bought your music."
Liberals PIRATE music. Conservatives pay for it, which turns into royalties.
Somebody DO IT.
Welk probably played to more eyes on more occasions over a longer career when the population was smaller than did REM.
“Actually, this is pretty much what Rush Limbaugh said to Chrissy Hynde.”
That’s not how Hynde put it. She said that while she has different politics, her parents like him and Rush paid her a great big fee, so she’s fine with it.
I would have taken them, scalped`em, then donated the proceeds to the conservative candidate of my choice.
It plays hell on what little brain cells he has left.
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