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B.J. to Palin: You Give My Music a Bad Name

10/15/2008 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Bon Jovi just gave us a statement, bitterly complaining that Sarah Palin has been using the band's song during her rallies yesterday and today:

"We are surprised to hear that our song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" was used by the McCain campaign at rallies yesterday and today. We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past twenty-five years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the defacto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities. Although we were not asked, we do not approve of their use of 'Home.'"

Jon Bon Jovi threw a dinner at his home for Obama -- $30,800 a plate. Bon Jovi is the latest to complain about McCain's campaign using songs. Heart, Foo Fighters, John Mellencamp and Jackson Browne have also griped.

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Queen of the Damned    

How hard is it to just ask someone if you can use their song/music in your campaign? Don't take people for granted and assume they will be honored if you use their material.

2143 days ago
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missmiggles    

Um, me thinks someone should run a spell check and grammar check before posting something on the internet.
"Jon Bon Jovi have thown a dinner at their home for Obama" ... try Jon Bon Jovi HAS thrown a dinner at HIS home for Obama ..
and it's John McCain not McCalin
Hmmmm

2143 days ago
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Melody    

Get over it!! Nobama is going to lose!!!

2143 days ago
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concerned citizen    

It's all about ethics. McCain/Palin have none.

2143 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

I'm shocked anyone would want to use a Bon Jovi song. They are so outdated.

2143 days ago
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!!    

Both camps should just use, "The Star Spangled Banner" or "God Bless America", and stop song stealing.

2143 days ago
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Per    

He just gets gayer and gayer by the day.

2143 days ago
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Nance    

jon bon (who cares should ) be flattered ANYONE wants their crapy song...get over it

2143 days ago
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Dave W    

This one says that and this other one says? This campaign is really getting too personal for many. What ever happen to running a campaign on the candidates issues and not on pointing out the flaws of the OTHER candidate? Maybe its too easy to vote without even knowing what you're voting for....but PresidentBalls.com requires you to have fun at the same time!

2143 days ago
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Tracy    

This is getting ridiculous...I can't remember who it was, either Big & Rich or Brooks & Dunn who are Republicans didn't "cry" when Obama used their song, they were proud their song could be understood and related to by ALL people. It's just a song! And I am a Demorcrat!!!

2143 days ago
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Kim    

All this cry babying over their music being used by McCain/Palin, but no one is talking about how Obama has yet to prove he is a natural born US citizen as the Constitution states he must be to run for president. Why won't he provide his birth certificate and medical records? What is he hiding? He has been ordered by a judge to provide this information and still refuses.
But instead we're talking about how Sarah Palin likes to hunt, just like millions of other American citizens.
No wonder this country is in the state it is.

2143 days ago
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Jeezy    

Ha ha ha! Where are the Republican musicians at?

2143 days ago
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Per    

4. It's all about ethics. McCain/Palin have none.

Posted at 1:37PM on Oct 15th 2008 by concerned citizen


You're a kool-aid drinking brain-washed little freak.

2143 days ago
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Chuck    

Hey Jon Bon Jovi..remember back in the 80's when you were so proud of yourself for keeping your politics to yourself? Try and remember that and just SING...you don't live in the same world as we do, so who cares what you think? How many tax shelters do you have? How's that private jet of yours doing? Do you have a "compound" that you live in yet? I'm all for capitalism..but it's stupid to bite the hands that feed you...

You should just be happy that the 50,000 to 60.000 people that are at the McCain rallies are actually hearing your music...it doesn't mean you endorse them or even that you like them...it just means that you are a musician. Get over yourself.

2143 days ago
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Lelsie B.    

Jon Bon Jovi, what a little cry baby!

2143 days ago
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