The members of R.E.M. have blasted editors at FOX News network for using the band's hit song "Losing My Religion" during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.
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Bosses behind the TV channel have been sent a cease-and-desist letter from executives at publishing house Warner-Tamerlane Music, accusing them of failing to obtain permission to play the popular 1991 track while reporting from the Charlotte, N.C., event.
Singer Michael Stipe, 52, has spoken out to condemn FOX News and its journalistic ethics in the wake of the controversy. In a statement on the band's official website, he says, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there."
R.E.M. should be kissing Foxes a$$ right about now. nobody listens to their outdated krap anymore.
I say take 90% of all their earnings then maybe they will get the point dumb a$$es.