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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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Wuskwatim    

I don't know if that girl is really a slut or not, but bring her over to my house and let's find out for sure before we make any crazy statements.

871 days ago
47.

pat    

Toured with these guys back in the 70s. On a scale of 1 to 10 for musician-ship I give them a 10. They were incredible but as far as people go, Lee and the road crew were total schmucks. I still listen to them today though.

871 days ago
48.

e33    

Woohoo! This guy is almost terminated off the air. Can't wait!

871 days ago
49.

Snarktopus    

Rush is freakin awesome!!!!

871 days ago
50.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I Have to laugh every time something like this comes up. An entertainer gets their panties in a bunch because (gasp!) a conservative uses their music for their campaign, show, whatever. Yet, when their pet pol or lib uses it they wet themselves with excitement & they themselves then turn into the sycophant. Aligning themselves with their political heroes ups (in their mind) their intelligence factor.

As long as the station is paying licensing fees to the rights holder, the group rush can't do a damn thing. I have to question Rush L. for using rush & peter gabriel & not something with balls. Being musically adept doesn't mean your music's good. They both blow.

871 days ago
51.

aston    

Rush (the idiot radio guy) said the student "wanted money for sex" when she advocated insurance to cover contraception costs. Well, I suggest Rush (the radio idiot) tries to approach a lady of the night offering a condom as payment for sex, and see how far it takes him.

871 days ago
52.

TANGO    

IT'S ODD THAT LIMBAUGH IS COMING UNDER SUCH ATTACK BUT WHEN BILL MAHAR AND HIS ILK SAY THE EXACT SAY THING ABOUT SARAH PALIN IT GET WHOOPS OF DELIGHT FROM THE SAME PEOPLE....CURIOUS BUT YET PREDICTABLE

871 days ago
53.

Gina    

LOLOLOL - I am LOVING THIS! What are we up to now - 9 sponsors that have pulled out? LOL - Rush is an egomaniac! He deserves it! BTW people, first - there are MANY women & young girls who take the "pill" to regulate their bodies (hormones, acne, etc)...Are you calling them whores too? There are MANY young girls that are still virgins & are taking it. Viagra is covered on most insurances, so why not the pill? Your tax dollars aren't going to pay for it - MORONS! Read up before you spout off! The fact is, the words he used were awful! That is why people are pissed. Second, comparing Kirk Cameron's comments that he doesn't believe in gay marriage is a RIGHT! THAT is freedom of speech - NOT defamation! Rush's comments were demfamatory. Rush does have a right to his opinion, but he could have found a MUCH better way to say them then the way he did. Personally, I w/rather pay (if insurance companies were to raise their rates because of birth control - doubtful) for someone to NOT have babies - then to have a ton of them that they can not afford. I am sick of paying welfare/link card - whatever, for those pieces of **** out there that keep spewing out kids to get more money from us taxpayers. The world is already over populated - why add more unwanted pregnancies to it? Third, & this is related to #2 - Look at all the abused kids, kids in orphanages, etc that were never wanted, but their parents were too stupid to use birth control. Maybe they c/not afford it - hence - put it on insurance so people can afford it! Granted, we are never going to be able to stop people from taking advantage of the system, but one less kid I have to pay for - the BETTER!

871 days ago
54.

Axel    

Anyone who has any kind of problem or critisism about any band that does not want their music to be played on any political program is a true ASS. And if you can't understand that, then you are a DOUBLE ASS. Who gives a sh*t what you personally think about the band? What's that have to do with anything? Move along...

871 days ago
55.

freaksloan    

RUSH IS RIGHT, Sandra Fluke is a SLUT OR WHORE or whatever you want to call her. She is media whore and a whore for the left.

You can get birth control pills at Wal-Mart for $9. You are telling me she can't afford $9?

871 days ago
56.

Melissa    

Anyone can get free contraception from any planned parenthood in the country, she chose to attend a religious based college, if she doesn't like it then she should leave.

871 days ago
57.

Melissa    

This is just pissing Democrats off because now with all the attention Rush is getting, they will have their tongues held to the fire, and will no longer get a free pass, Democrats do nothing but belittle and calls those that don't agree with them names, now we are actually supposed to take them seriously? That is a joke

871 days ago
58.

Madness    

The amount of tobacco chewing, toothless right-wing nutjobs leaving comments on this story finally shows me how seriously I need to take the comment section of TMZ. Bravo for your clear-thinking opinions! Bravo for your well thought out world view.

871 days ago
59.

RaffyBStatenIsland    

I'm waiting for Limbaugh to call them "Canadian, therefore socialist pinkos and we shouldn't listen to them!" http://www.comunitee.com/comunitee/showComuniteeBarArticle/3084166/47972/5/60...7

871 days ago
60.

IceGypsy    

Limbaugh should know better than to use stuff without permission on air. How this clown has his own show is beyond me!

871 days ago
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