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Friday, September 7, 2012

Fox: Lose 'Losing Religion'

Usually it's rock stars hitting the use of their songs by candidates, but now REM is sending a cease and desist to Fox News over their playing of "Losing My Religion" as part of its DNC coverage last night.  Quote from Michael Stipe: "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."

UPDATE  Fox has now replied.  They claim their use of the song "was in full accordance "with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. "Nevertheless, we’re always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix.”

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