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Rush to Rush Limbaugh

STOP USING OUR MUSIC

... or Else

3/7/2012 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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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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31.

tracker    

Wow,celebs who aren't afraid to peak up...hmmm,very refreshing..oh yeh and Rush L.you are such a pig !

968 days ago
32.

Jason    

Rush Limbaugh can use any song he wants, up to 15 seconds under the Fair Use act. When Chrissy Hynde (Pretenders) tried to get him to stop using her music 10-20 years ago, she found this out herself. She tried pursuing it further, without success. She dropped her complaints when she learned of the 15 second rule... and the fact her parents like and listen to Rush Limbaugh. LOL

968 days ago
33.

Rhubino    

I'm not a fan of their music, but I am of their deeds and charity work. They have donated a whack of time and money to philanthropic causes and human rights (the kind of things many of you criticize celebs for NOT doing). So they objected to an self-serving American with a far right political agenda for using their music without permission for his own promotion. Makes sense to me, I don't think they should be criticized for it.

968 days ago
34.

Vet-or-die    

@Selebraties Suck ..you're a classic, uninformed tool. "...and the BAND rush was doing concerts..." like they have stopped. LoL ...tool. @Josh..you mother is slut. How does that work for you. Try knowing what your talking about ...NO tax dollar involved.

968 days ago
35.

In Depth News    

Leftist Peter Gabriel said George Bush is a "Bloke" and "Dangerous" and support a group that wants George Bush in Jail . It seems like Peter Gabriel enjoyed the Millions of dollars that he made off Non political or Non Left wings leaning people in the USA , but personally dispises them .

Rush Apologized (a few times already) to left wing Fluke , UNLIKE Maher , Leterman, Magazine Editor, NBC Jimmy Fallon Show ,etc that Made Numberous Sexist or Misogynist Remarks towards republican or conservative women (like palin,bachman,malkin,coulter,ingram, Etc.).

968 days ago
36.

awards    

This is all a left wing, Commie, labian plot to discredit and silence the voice of the Right and the Righteous, eh? Sliding that Fluking Slut Sandra, on a Trojan Horse, into the mass media and mayhem of the political process is more than a dirty trick, it is a filthy trick, eh?

968 days ago
37.

JulesinSD    

Would these idiot rock starts knock it off! - my friends paid good money to see RUSH on their last tour, and said they were God awful - and SUCKED - Geddy lost his voice. I've seen them twice and like their music but it's downright PETTY for them to behave in this manner. Guess what liberal musicians, HALF your audience didn't vote for Obama - hear that? HALF. So, if any of you feel you want to forfeit half your fans for stupid political stuff - by all means do so - just come right out and say “Conservatives need not buy our music or support us” and you'll sound like the loser democrats supporters who get touchy about some song from 25 years ago.

968 days ago
38.

calvin Broadus    

Rush rules you ignorant Lohan fans. They have sold MILLIONs of CDs and albums, and have sales that are similar to the Stones and Beatles (# of platinum albums). Now, yes, Geddy Lee is not going to grace the cover of GQ anytime soon. Girls are not to be found at their concerts. The "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" inducted Enya, Madonna, and Donna Summer before the boys. They don't get much respect, but they are AMAZING live performers.

968 days ago
39.

benny    

Now I really hate the band. Where's the outrage when Bill Maher called Palin a whore or Bachmann a slut?

967 days ago
40.

ashley     

Rush (band) sounds like sh*t. The dude sounds like a man singing while someone has a firm grip on his balls. His songs make since only to degenerates high on drugs....

967 days ago
41.

ashley     

Rush is absolutely correct in calling that liberal leftest Sandra Fluke a slut. If you can't afford birth control, buy condoms of keep your legs closed. Sex is not a neccessity unless you're trying to breed. I pay for my own B/C and so should every other woman in the US. I'm sorry if you're insurance plans to cover it. That's bs about bc costing 3000 a year. Target and CVS sale generic BC for $9. The main thing that bothers me is that Rush L. apologized for his comments.

967 days ago
42.

Jake    

The only place I ever heard the band "Rush" was on the Rush Limbaugh show and I did not know what it was then.
Rush Limbaugh did more to promote their music than they ever could on their own.

Now I won't ever hear it again and I don't give a rats a$$.

967 days ago
43.

Vangogh    

All of the men commenting are aware that contraceptives are used for other female related matters not only as birth control. For the morons; female contraception is really hormones that thick the body into thing that there is already a pregnancy. Consequently it can be used to prevent ovarian cysts; etc. He had no right to mis-represent the woman's position and cannot in no way justify calling her a slut. Good for RUSH the Band and Peter Gabriel.Big fat Bully.

967 days ago
44.

CC - THE ORIGINAL    

ALL these politicians/radio hosts, etc should get permission from the bands BEFORE they use their music...even I would do that and little 'ol me isn't as "smart" as all these political pundits**insert eye roll here**

967 days ago
45.

Truth    

They can't have their music pulled from any broadcast as long as the broadcast pays rights fees.

967 days ago
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