Van Halen Jump On Mccain For Using Their Song
VAN HALEN have become the latest rockers to upset U.S. presidential candidate JOHN MCCAIN's campaign trail by insisting he stops using one of their songs at political rallies.
MCCain used Van Halen's Right Now during a speech he made in Ohio on Friday (29Aug08) and the band has been quick to point out that neither the senator nor his campaign bosses had the the OK to play it.
A spokesman for the group's management tells TMZ.com "Permission was not sought or granted, nor would it have been given. Van Halen are not political, they're just rock and roll."
Earlier this month (Aug08) Jackson Browne sued MCCain's Republican Party for using his Running On Empty hit in a campaign ad for the Arizona Senator.
Browne's lawyer Lawrence Iser said, "In light of Jackson Browne's lifelong commitment to Democratic ideals and political candidates, the misappropriation of Jackson Browne's endorsement is entirely reprehensible."