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Tue Mar 6, 2012, 06:57 PM

Rush Pulls Music from Limbaugh Show

Rush Pulls Music from Limbaugh Show

Posted on 03/06/2012 at 6:44 pm by Bob Cesca

Yesterday, I contacted Anthem Entertainment and Rush (the band) about Rush Limbaugh’s airing of their music on his show, and today I was exclusively informed that the legendary Canadian rock group has officially demanded that the Rush Limbaugh Program stop using its music on the air.

For years now, Rush Limbaugh has been playing Rush music (get it?) as bumpers out of his commercial breaks, including the tracks “Bravado” and “The Spirit of Radio”. In fact, when Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke and remarked about seeing sex tapes of Fluke in exchange for birth control pills, Limbaugh was playing the popular Rush track “The Spirit of Radio” under his rant.

Thankfully, that ends today.

Here’s the official cease & desist letter from Bob Farmer, the head legal affairs for S.R.O. Management Inc., Core Music Publishing and The Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.

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http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/03/exclusive-rush-pulls-music-from-limbaugh-show.html

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Reply Rush Pulls Music from Limbaugh Show (Original post)
jefferson_dem Mar 2012 OP
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #1
AlinPA Mar 2012 #3
malaise Mar 2012 #5
hifiguy Mar 2012 #15
Ilsa Mar 2012 #17
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #22
Left Coast2020 Mar 2012 #36
flobee1 Mar 2012 #2
Bennyboy Mar 2012 #8
tabatha Mar 2012 #13
OnyxCollie Mar 2012 #35
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #4
Chichiri Mar 2012 #6
wendylaroux Mar 2012 #7
lunasun Mar 2012 #9
Shankapotomus Mar 2012 #10
ms liberty Mar 2012 #11
lpbk2713 Mar 2012 #12
backscatter712 Mar 2012 #14
sofa king Mar 2012 #16
treestar Mar 2012 #18
lame54 Mar 2012 #19
hifiguy Mar 2012 #20
NICO9000 Mar 2012 #32
NAO Mar 2012 #34
NAO Mar 2012 #26
OriginalGeek Mar 2012 #37
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #21
Paladin Mar 2012 #23
mimitabby Mar 2012 #24
NAO Mar 2012 #25
ms liberty Mar 2012 #29
NAO Mar 2012 #30
ms liberty Mar 2012 #33
zinnisking Mar 2012 #27
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #28
powergirl Mar 2012 #31
alp227 Mar 2012 #38
Quantess Mar 2012 #39

Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:02 PM

1. Maybe Limbaugh can shove a trumpet up his ass and make his own music

Or maybe he can just play his ass itself using his anal cysts like trumpet valve pistons.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:15 PM

3. Outstanding!!!! That is the best post I've read about Limbaugh, ever!! My side hurts from

laughing.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:18 PM

5. DUzy

Unbelievably funny

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:27 AM

15. Best laugh of the day so far

and unlikely to be topped. Definitely DUzy material.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:33 AM

17. I think he should try for a brass choir. nt

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:32 AM

22. Could easily handle a tuba. Easily.

K&R

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:17 PM

36. Good One!!!

Definately a tuba.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. I thought it was

Peter Gabriel "big time"

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Response to flobee1 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:33 PM

8. Gabriel too....

 

Peter Gabriel Pulls Music From 'Rush Limbaugh Show'

By Rolling Stone
March 5, 2012 2:25 PM ET
Peter Gabriel has demanded that his music be pulled from Rush Limbaugh's radio show after learning that his 1986 hit "Sledgehammer" was played while the host launched into a tirade against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke on Wednesday.

"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke," says a statement on Gabriel's Facebook page. "It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."

Limbaugh has come under fire for calling Fluke, who testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception, a "slut" and a "prostitute." The program has lost eight sponsors in the wake of Limbaugh's attack.



Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/peter-gabriel-pulls-music-from-rush-limbaugh-show-20120305#ixzz1oHLl3dKL


I hope his listeners like Ted Nugent. Lots and lots of Nugent.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 09:33 PM

13. Yes, I recognized that piece immediately, and wondered whether he had permission or not.

Seems not.

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:56 PM

35. And Megadeth.

With Dave "Santorum for President" Mustaine on vocals and guitar.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:17 PM

4. Oh this keeps getting better and better

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand

Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand.

And that shit's from 1981 -- I guess it takes people a while to really understand. Or did Rush not know that Rush was using their music?

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 07:24 PM

7. i heard Peter Gabriel pulled ''Sledgehammer'' too.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 08:08 PM

9. Awesome!!!!!


Geddy Lee still rocks

Rush rock on!!
(without Limbo)

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 08:14 PM

10. Sometimes pushing people around

Sometimes pulling out the rug
Sometimes pushing all the buttons
Sometimes pulling out the plug

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 08:23 PM

11. I did not hear the clips with Rush, just the Peter Gabriel...

Good thing, because I would have been even more angry than I already was, what with the filth coming out of his mouth and hearing Sledgehammer in the background! Hearing Rush would have made my head really explode!

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 08:27 PM

12. I love it. His house of cards is collapsing all around him.




If he wants music maybe he can do some whining and moaning on key.


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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:11 AM

14. NICE!!! That'll put a crimp in his style! n/t

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:28 AM

16. Limbaugh should have flipped Permanent Waves over.

There, he would have found a musical version of the cease and desist letter he got from the real Rush:

We are planets to each other
Drifting in our orbits
To a brief eclipse
Each of us a world apart
Alone and yet together
Like two passing ships

Just between us
I think it's time for us to recognize
The differences we sometimes fear to show
Just between us
I think it's time for us to realize
The spaces in between
Leave room for you and I to grow


One of the gentler "f-offs" ever written.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:37 AM

18. Rush really is getting his comeuppance, finally

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:40 AM

19. Ayn Randian Neil Peart wants to distance himself from Rush...

It's all downhill from here

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Response to lame54 (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 10:49 AM

20. Peart has been distancing himself from Objectivism

for a long while

"in a 1994 interview, while contending the "individual is paramount in matters of justice and liberty," Peart specifically distanced himself from a strictly Objectivist line."

Although Peart is sometimes regarded as a "conservative" and "Republican" rock star, he, in 2005, described himself as a "left-leaning libertarian", and is often cited as a libertarian celebrity. In July 2011 Peart reiterated those views, calling himself a "bleeding-heart libertarian."

I think this had something do with his losing his only daughter and first wife in the space of a year back in the late 1990s

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Peart

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 03:53 PM

32. Glad to hear that

I was wondering where he was at politically after the terrible tragedies he had with his wife and daughter.

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 09:40 PM

34. Peart was distancing himself from Rand long before his loss

I deliberately ignored Rush in the mid-late 80's keyboard phase, but their work in the early 90s clearly indicates compassion. Many songs deal with social injustice, and the entire concept of the "Roll the Bones" album was the role of luck - good and bad - in shaping destiny. From Test for Echo, "Half the World" is about social injustice. From Snakes and Arrows, "The Larger Bowl". There are many other examples in the Rush cannon.

***

Lyrics from the song "Roll the Bones"

Well, you can stake that claim --
Good work is the key to good fortune
Winners take that praise
Losers seldom take that blame
If they don't take that game
And sometimes the winner takes nothing
We draw our own designs
But fortune has to make that frame

We go out in the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones ...

Faith is cold as ice --
Why are little ones born only to suffer
For the want of immunity
Or a bowl of rice?

Well, who would hold a price
On the heads of the innocent children
If there's some immortal power
To control the dice?

We come in to the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones


Ayn Rand would have shrugged - convulsed in horror - at the suggestion that "Fate is just the weight of circumstances".

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Response to lame54 (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 01:13 PM

26. Neil and I both had a youthful infatuation with Rand

We're both a bit ashamed, but recognize and cherish the noble idealism that draws young people to Rand.

Neil was in his early 20s and had not even graduated High School when he wrote 2112. Since then he has written dozens of songs that are altruistic. Sometimes they are so overdone I wonder if he is doing some kind of "pennance" for the Rand reference.

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Response to NAO (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:32 PM

37. I couldn't have said it better

and I couldn't agree more.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:30 AM

21. Limbaugh = Today's Turd Sewer

n/t

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 12:14 PM

23. "Mr. Limbaugh? Ted Nugent On Line One. He Says He Can Help." (n/t)

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 12:25 PM

24. hahahaha

that's great!

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 01:07 PM

25. How do we contact other musicians who are being played on Limbaugh?

I'd like to see the musician cease-and-desist snowball in the same fashion as the sponsor drops.

What other music does he play, and how can we contact those bands?

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Response to NAO (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 01:38 PM

29. Go to their website, their management company's website...

their recording studio - whatever the company or band has. That's what I did with Peter Gabriel last Saturday. After hearing Sledgehammer in the background of those god-awful clips a few times, I got angry enough that I had to do something! I went to his website and couldn't find a contact page, so I went to his company, Real World Studios, found their contact page, and emailed them. I got a very nice letter back from someone, too.
I would have emailed Rush if I had caught the clip with them playing in the background - I love Rush as much or maybe more than I love Peter Gabriel, and I've got Neil's website and Rush's website on my Favorites already!

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 01:46 PM

30. does anybody know what other music Limbaugh plays?

Of course he will always be allowed to play Ted Nugent, but what other music does he use for lead ins and outs, and background?

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Response to NAO (Reply #30)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 07:24 PM

33. I really do not know....

but I will be paying closer attention when his clips get played on KO, Rachel, TYT, et cetera!

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 01:13 PM

27. I always thought there was nothing they could do about it.

Bruce Hornsby was unhappy about Hannity using "The Way It Is". ASs far as I know he's still using it.

Why do these jerks use anti-corporate songs anyway? Not enough Toby Keith boot in your ass songs to go around?

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 01:15 PM

28. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, jefferson_dem.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 02:09 PM

31. So, it looks like his music choices are

Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, maybe Lee Greenwood (I'm proud to be an American) - he's always on FOX news, something country (except for Willie)

I am so glad this is happening to that piece of filth.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:35 PM

38. did you know that Rush's "The Spirit of Radio" is Norman Goldman's theme music?

Goldman's show also looks at the legal aspects of US politics. Weekdays 3pm-6pm Pacific. Listen live on 960knew.com.



And this Rush vs. Rush show is funny. Sad how in the 30+ years since that Spirit of Radio song has come out that corporations have homogenized and stupefied the radio.

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Response to jefferson_dem (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 01:02 PM

39. Limbaugh would be the unholy spirit of the radio...

Satan's toejam gurgling along the airwaves.

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