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Newt Gingrich

Sorry I Stole

'Eye of the Tiger'

9/5/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Newt Gingrich
has officially vowed never to use the song "Eye of the Tiger" in ANY of his 2012 campaign materials ever again -- which means a lot ... because his 2012 campaign has already been dead an entire week.

TMZ broke the story ... Newt was sued back in January for using the song in his 2012 campaign (and earlier) without permission. The company that owns the song asked a judge to bar Newt from ever playing it again.



Now, eight months later, and an entire week after Mitt Romney officially crushed Newt's 2012 Presidential hopes by accepting the Republican nomination -- Newt is waving the white flag.

Newt sent a letter to the song owners, writing, "We are very sorry that your song 'Eye of the Tiger' was associated with the 2012 Newt Gingrich campaign."

Newt adds, "We will do our utmost to assure that this does not happen again."

You don't say.

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Jordan    

Does this mean Newt will pass the song onto Mitt. Or Paul might want to use it.

776 days ago
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Jordan    

In the poll who'd you rather Courtney the teenage Pornstar or Alicia the Alleged Prostitute TMZ should add Calista Gringrich it might be a campaign she could actually win in 2012.

776 days ago
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Faye    

Well, Wow! Since Newt is no longer campaigning and hasn't been since somewhere around May 1st, these morons who sued him really won a lot now that he's no longer going to use their song after September 4.

776 days ago
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Faye    

Okay. I went and listened to the song. Never heard of it before so I guess suing someone over it was their best shot at making any money on it.

776 days ago
5.

romanisking    

Rednecks make our party look stupid....... until we get rid of those ****s we are screwed

776 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I'm sure the owner of the song feels cofident that you will never use it again just like you know that you will never be president. Of the USA.
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Phishie from Philly

776 days ago
7.

Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!!!! #TRUTH!!

776 days ago
8.

verlinda    

He can always use the Witches brew... Eye of Newt. It has his name

776 days ago
9.

who dat    

The egotistical pasty doughboy better hold onto this song. Never know when he might need to jack himself up to dump yet another wife, while in the hospital being treated for a serious medical ailment.

776 days ago
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Kabala    

What a lame apology. Rethuglicans do this over and over - sue his ass!

776 days ago
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776 days ago
12.

I-See-Dumb-People    

Newt who??

776 days ago
13.

Hep    

What is the problem with these songs and political campaigns? I can't believe that those in charge of the music don't follow the proper procedure to attain permission to use it.......or is it that the musicians want to make sure that only those who agree with them politically, religiously and sexually can use their music?

776 days ago
14.

Ben    

GO FINE THE REAL BARRY OBAMA . And then break some new TMZ

776 days ago
15.

Chuck    

Newt has class unlike the jerks who own the rights to the tune.

776 days ago
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