R.E.M. is going after Fox and they are going after them strong:
The American rock band R.E.M. on Thursday demanded that Fox News “cease and desist” using their song “Losing My Religion” during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
“R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’ was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night,” a statement on the R.E.M. HQ website said. “R.E.M. today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song.”
“We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage,” lead singer Michael Stipe said. “Our music does not belong there.”
Every election cycle this becomes a common story. You have a Republican candidate or organization use some bands song, then the band has to go after them for improper use. You would think ownership rights would be a Republican thing, but apparently they take a Socialistic view on it.