One of my favorite things about politics is that every few months some conservative politician will use a song on the campaign trail by a band appalled that their music is being used to promote a right-winger and the whole thing will result in a lawsuit being filed. Today is another one of those times.
Reports Rolling Stone:
Survivor, the band behind the Grammy-winning Rocky III theme “Eye of the Tiger,” are suing Newt Gingrich for using the tune at his recent campaign rallies. The suit, which was filed in Illinois federal court on behalf of Rude Music Inc – a company owned by the song’s co-author, Frank Sullivan – claims that the Republican presidential hopeful used the tune without authorization. Sullivan is demanding an injunction to put a stop to Gingrich’s use of “Eye of the Tiger” as entrance music.
Just a few days ago, Gingrich was hit with a separate cease and desist notice ordering him to stop using the Heavy’s “How You Like Me Now?” on the campaign trail.
Don’t fret, Newt — in addition to a rock to sit on, as well as some cool shoe and sock combinations, at least you’ve still got a swing…
(Pics via Art Yucko)