According to TMZ.com, Canadian rock legends RUSH have sent a cease-and-desist letter to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh demanding that he stop using their music on his radio show.
Limbaugh reportedly played RUSH‘s song “The Spirit Of Radio” before and after commercial breaks. Blogger Bob Cesca contacted the band, and has since received a copy of the cease-and-desist letter that was sent to Limbaugh by the group’s attorney. The letter reads in part, “The use of RUSH‘s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show, and is in breach of not only copyright and trademark rights, but also, of section 51 of the New York Civil Rights Law … Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of RUSH‘s music and confirm that you will do so.”
Limbaugh made several inflamatory remarks about a Georgetown University law student last week, calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she argued that birth control should be covered by health insurance at religious institutions. He subsequently apologized, saying his choice of words was not the best.