Five Artists Who Told Campaigns: Quit Using Our Music!
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Heart had already requested that the John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign stop playing their song "Barracuda" at events when tune was played at the Republican National Convention. Bandmember Nancy Wilson told EW.com she felt "completely f---ed over" and also E-mailed a statement with her sister Ann that said, "Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."
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