Here’s a little nugget of news that’s worthy of an OMFG: Canadian band Rush have sent a cease and desist letter to the Rush Limbaugh show, demanding that their music no longer be used as part of his broadcasts. It seems that Limbaugh regularly uses the band’s tunes on his program, including one of the recent segments where Limbaugh ranted against Sandra Fluke. The trio from the Great White North were not amused, and their attorneys immediately issued the demand to leave them out of it (however, as of now, there has been no official comment by Canadian elder statesmen Bob and Doug McKenzie on the matter).
This follows a similar action from fellow musician Peter Gabriel, whose hit song “Sledgehammer” had been used as background to the first of Limbaugh’s attacks on Fluke last week. I don’t listen to Limbaugh’s show (as if you hadn’t figured that out on your own), but I wonder if there will be more rockers coming forward to disassociate themselves from Limbaugh’s program. I’m glad they’re already starting to do so, and I give them credit for paying attention and making their positions known. Well done, Mr. Gabriel. And Rush, that was a beauty move, eh? I doff my tuque to you, sirs, and I’m sure that the brothers McKenzie are somewhere raising a bottle of Elsinore Beer in your honor right now.