EW YORK (AP) _ John McCain's campaign says it respects
copyright and has permission to use the music of various groups on
The Foo Fighters are the latest musicians to complain about
McCain's use of their song to promote his campaign. And the rockers
are demanding that he stop using ``My Hero.''
In a statement, the band says ``'My Hero' was written as a
celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential.''
And it says to have it ``used in a manner that perverts the
original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.''
But a campaign spokesman says the McCain-Palin campaign ``has
obtained and paid for licenses from performing rights
organizations,'' giving them ``permission'' to play millions many
different songs, including `My Hero.'
John Mellencamp, Heart and Jackson Browne have also complained
about McCain using their songs.
Soul legend Sam Moore also has asked Barack Obama's campaign to
stop using ``Soul Man.''
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