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Petty Demands GOP Candidate Drop Song

Republican candidates either don't pay attention or figure that the coverage that results when they are ordered to stop using songs at campaign appearances is worth the hassle and expense, because it just keeps happening.  GOP Presidential candidate Michelle Bachman is the latest to run afoul of a Rocker.  Following the announcement that made her run for the White House official, Bachman exited the stage to a high decibel recording of American Girl by Tom Petty.  It seems unlikely Bachman and her campaign manager would both be oblivious to the fact Petty had presented George W. Bush with a cease and desist order for his campaign's use of I Won't Back Down.  Other candidates have also voluntarily or under court order been forced to stop using songs by Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, the Talking Heads and others.

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