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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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91.

brad    

BillC,

Tell me ONE current rock and roll band with young guys in it that is better than "Rush". I want to get a good laugh. :)

930 days ago
92.

christina    

I don't think Peter Gabriel would like his music played on Limbaughs show......Rush sucks!

930 days ago
93.

smr5    

Talk about hypocrites..I didn't see the liberal left screaming for Fishbone to send a stop and desist letter to NBC or Fallon when their song was played to insult Bachmann. Also never heard an apology for the awful, hideous, nasty comments made about Palin. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites. Cracks me up how the libs are rushing to defend the embarassment that is Fluke..I mean really? She and every other lib scream "Stay out of Body - my womb is my business...who I have sex with is my business..blah blah.. BUT wait! I dont want you telling me what to do.. but I do want you ALL to pay for my choices!" ....Hypocrites.

930 days ago
94.

annie2    

All these bands supposedly so offended at Rush L for his comments are as phony as Monopoly money. This buys them a few sentences of ink in the magazines and a little internet time. Again, people benefitting from the Rush Limbaugh show, including this idiot Fluke. Paid flunky for the liberal masses. Rush Limbaugh will have more sponsors by the time all this is said and done than he ever had. If I was a musician I would donate my songs for him to use free of charge. I support his comments 100%, and that of Patricia Heaton who also is about the only ballsy conservative in Hollywood right now. Can't believe she caved and apologized either. What a shame they allowed themselves to be bullied into submission.

930 days ago
95.

ptrkb    

Awesome musicians, though never have cared for Geddy's voice. No matter to me - I'll keep listening.
To Limbaugh.
Lots of people cutting off their noses...
Libs can say the most despicable things about folks - lies - without getting called on it. The Fluke woman seemed proud of her sleeping around, and wanted insurance to cover it. And O praises her. Figures.

930 days ago
96.

Dana    

Hey Pete, you dirty dog, been on any child porn sites lately?

Hang in there, Rush!

930 days ago
97.

jason     

Mark Levin used Limelight the other day on his show. Rush rocks and so does Levin, especially when he tears into our know-nothing president.

930 days ago
98.

Tina Ferrer    

Yeah right, as if Rush can’t use the publicity to rebirth 40 year old music? Hell Limbaugh's the only person in America playing your songs while you guys are on your hands and knees looking for your dentures trying to remain relevant. My kids enjoy decorating CD and DVD’s for coffee table coaster gifts and ding, ding, ding…your band joins this stack. Don’t play our music? No problem Rush…LMAO….as if there was anything to listen too. Liberals, you have 9 months.

930 days ago
99.

Jackson    

what you gonna do, it is bumper music once you sell it you have 0 control over what is done with it. Rush pays a fee to use it so pay him back all your money you made. Strange you guys seemed so smart. Huh? I will use it on my web site and you cant do noddin about it. LOL.

930 days ago
100.

J    

I wonder if Rush and Peter Gabriel realize that their music cases racism:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2110959/Does-listening-rock-make-racist-Five-minutes-Bruce-Springsteen-makes-students-favour-white-people-others.html

930 days ago
101.

Ace McTiles    

I'm surprised he's still using 'My City was Gone' by the Pretenders as his bumper music.

930 days ago
102.

rizzuto    

Rush L was just saying what everyone else already thought, just noone else had the balls to say it! If a random chic showed up on your doorstep and asked for money so she could have inconsequential sex tonight...would you open your wallet to her?? If she cant afford the pill and dont want to try something else, maybe she should ask her boyfriend to kick in. Unless...oh wait... what if they dont have one. Why should we pay for social immorality like spreading your legs for any random guy.

930 days ago
103.

Scarpia    

Who is Peter Gabriel & who cares about his music? Does he sing, play an instrument???????????

930 days ago
104.

Jerry Slater    

What an air head. More people listened to that song on Rush's show than every listened to it when it was out. He should bend down and kiss Limbaugh's #@# thanking him for the free air time and the hugh audience that heard the song on the air.

Limbaugh was right about this gal. We now know she was a plant by the demo to cause just the stur amoung liberals she got. Most folks yawn and laugh at these articles that bash Rush. There not taken seriously.

930 days ago
105.

Tammy    

So Rush doesn't want the "hard earned" tax dollars to go on birth control but our "hard earned" tax dollars can pay for every fat, white middle class christian "man's" viagra?? and that's okay??? sure it is!!

930 days ago
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