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    Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Yesterday, I contacted Anthem Entertainment and Rush (the band) about Rush Limbaugh's airing of its music on his show, and today I was exclusively informed that the legendary Canadian rock group has formally demanded that the Rush Limbaugh Program stop using its music on the air.
    For years now, Rush Limbaugh has been playing Rush music (get it?) as bumpers out of his commercial breaks, including the tracks "Bravado" and "The Spirit of Radio." In fact, when Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke and remarked about seeing sex tapes of Fluke in exchange for birth control pills, Limbaugh was playing the popular Rush track "The Spirit of Radio" under his rant.
    Thankfully, that ends today. ...

    I'm a huge fan of the rock group RUSH. Like most RUSH fans, I consider their music the soundtrack to my life.

    Go ahead, get it over with... I've been taking crap for liking RUSH since I was 13, so yeah, yeah... Geddy sings like a... blah, blah, blah...

    Anyway, I had no idea this was going on, Limbaugh using their music for show bumpers, but I'm glad their lawyers put a stop to it.

    I know some conservative RUSH fans believe RUSHs music and Ayn Rand themes in 2112 and Anthem speak to them. Cool. It's all good when we're talking about Dirk, Lerxst, and Pratt. They are proud Canadians and very generous philanthropers. (although Peart lives in L.A. now).

    The Spirit of Radio is about the uplifting and transformative effect of music, as heard through FM radio. Totally inappropriate for and unrelated to AM talk radio. It was a huge breakthrough song, and while it was the first RUSH tune to get major air play all over the U.S., it actually condemns the commercialization of FM music programming, "glittering prizes and endless compromises, shatter the illusion of integrity..."

    Re: Bravado, I imagine Limbaugh never listened to the lyrics. He just like the title.

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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Never mind,
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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    I heard Peter Gabriel did the same...now if the Pretenders did? That'd be like shaving Samson's hair...
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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Never mind,
    Thank you Mycroft, when I saw this I groaned. Oh good lord please don't drag one of my favorite all time bands into this Slutgate crap! Please don't tell me Geddy and crew, hell Niel after all he has been through, signed on to this? I'm still hoping this is not true, not because I give a crap about if Limbaugh uses their music or not. In fact I had no idea he has been using their music for years, last I heard him he was using the Pretenders. But because I like to think they don't need the publicity as well as they are lot deeper thinkers than this! IMO. I mean which of the three (or was it their publicist?) that decided, you know what we really need to do? We need to get involved in this crap from down south. Why? If they were lead into believing this might help them finally get into the Hall of Fame, which they damn well should already be in, I might be able to forgive them. Or their publicist. But jeesh.

    Besides as was learned by Christie Hind and band, as long as he pays to use it he can. Knowing Limbaugh he will probably open his next show with Ghost of a Chance.
    Last edited by Gie; 03-07-12 at 12:32 AM.

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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    Thank you Mycroft, when I saw this I groaned. Oh good lord please don't drag one of my favorite all time bands into this Slutgate crap! Please don't tell me Geddy and crew, hell Niel after all he has been through, signed on to this? I'm still hoping this is not true, not because I give a crap about if Limbaugh uses their music or not. In fact I had no idea he has been using their music for years, last I heard him he was using the Pretenders. But because I like to think they don't need the publicity as well as they are lot deeper thinkers than this! IMO. I mean which of the three (or was it their publicist?) that decided, you know what we really need to do? We need to get involved in this crap from down south. Why? If they were lead into believing this might help them finally get into the Hall of Fame, which they damn well should already be in, I might be able to forgive them. Or their publicist. But jeesh.

    Besides as was learned by Christie Hind and band, as long as he pays to use it he can. Knowing Limbaugh he will probably open his next show with Ghost of a Chance.
    My "never mind" is not in reference to the topic.

    I had posted a question to hazlnut about the article...and then realized he had answered it in his post. So I edited my post into...never mind...and left it at that.

    Truth be told...I don't know much...or care much...about Rush (the band) or Rush (the talker).
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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    My "never mind" is not in reference to the topic.

    I had posted a question to hazlnut about the article...and then realized he had answered it in his post. So I edited my post into...never mind...and left it at that.

    Truth be told...I don't know much...or care much...about Rush (the band) or Rush (the talker).
    Understood, I was responding to your initial question which was quite good and said much the same. Should have left it up IMO. I'm responding as a long time RUSH fan, the band. My editing (damn Droid) and your editing collided.

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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    Thank you Mycroft, when I saw this I groaned. Oh good lord please don't drag one of my favorite all time bands into this Slutgate crap! Please don't tell me Geddy and crew, hell Niel after all he has been through, signed on to this? I'm still hoping this is not true, not because I give a crap about if Limbaugh uses their music or not. In fact I had no idea he has been using their music for years, last I heard him he was using the Pretenders. But because I like to think they don't need the publicity as well as they are lot deeper thinkers than this! IMO. I mean which of the three (or was it their publicist?) that decided, you know what we really need to do? We need to get involved in this crap from down south. Why? If they were lead into believing this might help them finally get into the Hall of Fame, which they damn well should already be in, I might be able to forgive them. Or their publicist. But jeesh.

    Besides as was learned by Christie Hind and band, as long as he pays to use it he can. Knowing Limbaugh he will probably open his next show with Ghost of a Chance.

    Nah he'll probably abuse Woody Guthrie's "This land is your land this land is my land"


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    I wonder how many liberals have ever said the word "slut" in their life, and now troll debatepolitics with how offended they are that some guy said "slut" on a radio channel that they don't even listen to.

    I mean really, slutgate? REALLY? made me chuckle. Forget about birth control, Sandra Fluke is a slut simply because she's a lawyer. This is on par with Obama bowing to the saudis, really. it's stupid to even talk about this.
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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Nah he'll probably abuse Woody Guthrie's "This land is your land this land is my land"

    It is not that I don't like good joke but huh? Stretch Armstrong?

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    Re: Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    I wonder how many liberals have ever said the word "slut" in their life, and now troll debatepolitics with how offended they are that some guy said "slut" on a radio channel that they don't even listen to.

    I mean really, slutgate? REALLY? made me chuckle. Forget about birth control, Sandra Fluke is a slut simply because she's a lawyer. This is on par with Obama bowing to the saudis, really. it's stupid to even talk about this.

    Interesting context with out any awareness on your part.

    People use to be called whores because they were willing to do commercial art. So now if one is a lawyer by default they are a slut?

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