Posted in music on May 24, 2010

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David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that he used the Talking Heads' 1985 single "Road to Nowhere" without permission or proper licenses.

Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who's also Florida's former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate. [Billboard]

Check out a recent interview with Byrne, in Guernica Magazine.

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Comments (10)

ASSHOLE FIGHT!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2010 4:37 PM

c'mon, really

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2010 4:45 PM

Nothing says "sleazy politician" like copyright infringement!

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2010 5:07 PM

Could be an open-and-shut case. I wonder what David Byrne is doing to do with the money? Something that benefits a lot of people, probably.

Posted by Regular reader | May 24, 2010 5:49 PM

More Songs About Buildings and Litigation

WGAF

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2010 10:12 PM

BIKE RACKS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2010 11:22 PM

Bikers always think they're better than everyone. Get out of my way or I'll mow you down!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 8:57 AM

8:57 has demonstrated a firm grasp of the issues...truly a gifted mind.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 10:52 AM

8:57 has demonstrated a firm grasp of the issues...truly a gifted mind.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 10:52 AM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 7:55 AM

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