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Adam Levine to FOX News: Stop playing my music

By Matthew Perpetua
Rollingstone.com

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine went on Twitter on Wednesday to demand that FOX News stop playing his band's music. "Dear Fox News, don't play our music on your evil f------ channel ever again. Thank you," he wrote. When reached by Rolling Stone, Levine's representative declined to comment.

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Fox News hosts Greg Gutfeld and Andy Levy both replied to the singer on Twitter, each mocking the "Dear Fox News" phrasing of Levine's tweet. "Dear Adam, that's not music," wrote Gutfeld. Levine elaborated slightly in his tweet, writing "Dear @AdamLevine, don't make crappy f------ music ever again. Thank you."

Though it's very common for musicians to ask politicians to stop using their songs in campaigns -- Tom Petty, Katrina and the Waves and David Byrne all dealt with this earlier this year -- it's unusual to see an artist make this demand of a network, even one as highly politicized as FOX News.

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While musicians very seldom get paid performance royalties when their music is used on campaign stops, television networks are obligated to pay out royalties every time a song is used in a broadcast.

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218Comments
Dec 14, 2013 10:38PM
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Moron!  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....... He is NOT so handsome!   Having intelligence adds beauty!   Before condemning the ONLY news channel not owned and controlled by obama's puppet masters... this puppet should do a little research and he might learn something REAL and NOT twisted!
Jan 29, 2012 10:14PM
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Form now on I am never watching the show that adam is on and i am never buying another Maroon 5 CD.
Jan 29, 2012 7:51AM
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How would Ted Nugent feel about Bill Maher or Keith Olbermann using one of his songs? It works both ways here.
Jan 29, 2012 6:44AM
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CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR  ARE NOT HIGHLY POLITICIZED?  LOL  OMG
Jan 29, 2012 6:41AM
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ANOTHER    TALENTLESS   FRINGE  LIBERAL
WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
COMING FROM A MAN THAT  " WISHES HE HAD THE MOVES LIKE JAGGER"   AND WISHES HE COULD SING.


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