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By now, you’ve probably heard about conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’scontroversial comments regarding Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. It’s gotten Limbaugh into hot water, with many sponsorspulling out from the show. Even singer Peter Gabriel is getting on things, demanding that his song “Sledgehammer” (which was played during the original rant) be removed from the show. And now it looks like everyone’s favorite Canadian prog rock trio is following Gabriel’s footsteps.
Rush have reportedly sent Limbaugh a cease-and-desist letter to Limbaugh after learning that their song “The Spirit Of Radio” was used during his show. The letter sent by the band’s lawyer was posted online by writer Bob Cesca, and reads in part:
“In addition, the use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show, and is in breach of not only copyright and trademark rights, but also, of section 51 of the New York Civil Rights Law … Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.”
Guess Rush doesn’t want to be in Limbaugh’s limelight. And rightfully so, especially with the backlash Limbaugh has been receiving for his comments.