Foo Fighters My Hero used without permission for Republican campaign

The Foo Fighters recently issued a statement accusing Republican candidate John McCain of using their 1997 hit My Hero as an anthem for the presidential campaign, without asking the band for permission.

And as the Foo Fighters made clear in the statement, Republican senator John McCain isn't, er, their hero.

"It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property," they growled. "This isn't the first time the McCain campaign has used a song without making any attempt to get approval or permission from the artist."

The band said that permission to use the song was not sought from them, their management, their label or their publisher.

"The saddest thing about this is that My Hero was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential," the statement reads, although many fans have speculated that the song, written by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, refers to his admiration for former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.

More about the scandal here and here.

Posted in NFC news section at on 10-09-2008 @ 11:41 AM (GMT).

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