Foo Fighters complain about McCain
Yet another band is complaining about John McCain's use of a song to promote his campaign. This time, it's the Foo Fighters.
The rockers sent out a missive telling the Republican presidential candidate to stop using “My Hero.” They said they learned it was being used through news reports.
“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.”
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The band noted it's not the first time 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 licenses from performing rights organizations, giving us permission to play millions of different songs, including ‘My Hero,'” said McCain-Palin spokesman Brian Rogers.
Les Paul strikes chord with Slash
Slash will play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's tribute concert for his guitar hero Les Paul.
The former Guns N' Roses guitarist says he's committed to doing anything he can for the 93-year-old Paul, known as the “Father of the Electric Guitar.” Paul's contributions to music include building the first solid-body electric guitar in 1941.
Slash says he has played with Paul – and couldn't keep up with him.
SoHo gallery doing Lennon show
When it comes to members of the Beatles, even doodles are a treasure.
John Lennon's doodles and drawings – some erotic – went on display at a downtown Manhattan gallery starting Thursday evening, on what would have been Lennon's 68th birthday.
More than 100 Lennon works at the Openhouse Gallery in SoHo form a show called “Imagine Peace.”
A controversial series of lithographs called “Bag One” – depicting scenes from Lennon's and Yoko Ono's honeymoon – was once seized by Britain's Scotland Yard while in another exhibit.
The SoHo show runs through Sunday.
Entertainer Ben Vereen, 62. Rock singer David Lee Roth, 54. Country singer Tanya Tucker, 50. Football quarterback Brett Favre, 39. Actor Mario Lopez, 35. Singer Mya, 29.
This day in history Oct. 10
1845: The U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Md.
1967: The Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits placing weapons of mass destruction in space, entered into force.
1973: Vice President Spiro Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion and resigned from office.