Foo Fighters Denounce John McCain

October 9, 2008 By:
Foo Fighters Denounce John McCain

The Foo Fighters aren’t too happy with John McCain. They’re denouncing the Republican candidate for using their song “My Hero” as part of his campaign. The band says McCain has been “perverting the song” by using it without their permission.

They say, "This isn't the first time the McCain campaign has used a song without making any attempt to get approval or permission from the artist. It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property."

The band added: "The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song. We hope that the McCain campaign will do the right thing and stop using our song--and start asking artists' permission in general!"

You can’t fault the Foo Fighters for being annoyed by this. And we’ll just assume from this that they’re Obama supporters? Just a hunch.