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Rush demands Rush Limbaugh stop using their music on his show

Tue, Mar 6, 2012@9:38PM | comments

UPDATE - 3/12@5:12PM: Here's The American Spectator's take on this (thanks PhillyMike).

UPDATE - 3/9@1:20PM: Rolling Stone magazine examines the legal issues involved in this article, and Rage Against the Machine has also joined the fray (thanks RushFanForever).

Bob Cesca of The Huffington Post reports that Rush's legal team has issued a cease & desist letter (thanks Unit 3) to Rush Limbaugh, demanding that he stop using the band's music on his radio show. Limbaugh has come under fire because of his recent inflammatory comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. From the article:

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. ...

You can read the entire cease & desist letter here. Peter Gabriel has also demanded Limbaugh stop using his music as well. Rush is a band. :)