McCain told to stop using Foo Fighters' song

Another band has complained about John McCain’s unauthorised use of their song to promote his campaign.

The Foo Fighters ordered the Republican presidential candidate to stop using “My Hero” after learning from news reports it was being used.

“The saddest thing about this is that ’My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,” the band said in a statement.

“To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.”

The band said it was not the first time Mr McCain has been told to stop using a song. John Mellencamp, Heart and Jackson Browne have also complained – Browne even filed a lawsuit.

Soul legend Sam Moore also has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to stop using “Soul Man”.

“The McCain-Palin campaign respects copyright. Accordingly, this campaign has obtained and paid for licences from performing rights organisations, giving us permission to play millions of different songs, including 'My Hero',” said a McCain spokesman.

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