Peter Gabriel to Rush Limbaugh: Don’t Use My Tunes
Posted on Mar 7, 2012
Next time Rush Limbaugh wants to play the bully, he might need to play something other than Peter Gabriel’s music for a soundtrack. The musician’s reps posted a statement on Gabriel’s Facebook page noting that he was “appalled” to hear that Limbaugh had spun the tune “Sledgehammer” while besmirching Sandra Fluke’s honor last week during his attack on her appeal to Congress for contraception coverage. Guess that means Gabriel’s “Big Time,” another staple on the right-wing rabble-rouser’s show, is also off-limits, obliging Limbaugh to perhaps look beyond the ’80s for musical inspiration. —KA
“Lifeline Live” on USA Today:
The statement adds, “It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter’s work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.”
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Pulling the plug: Musician Peter Gabriel isn’t happy to be played by Rush Limbaugh.