Heart to McCain: Stop using our music

Sept. 10, 2008 at 10:44 AM
| License Photo

LEBANON, Ohio, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Heart says John McCain and Sarah Palin's campaign is using its song "Barracuda" at rallies after the U.S. rock band asked them to stop.

CNN said the band requested McCain's Republican presidential campaign cease using Heart's 1977 hit after it was played last week at the Republican National Convention in honor of vice presidential nominee Palin, who reportedly was known as "Sarah Barracuda" when she was a high school basketball player in Alaska.

Despite the band's request, however, the song was played Tuesday at a Republican rally in Ohio, CNN said.

"Sarah Palin's views and values in no way represent us as American women," Heart members Ann and Nancy Wilson told Entertainment Weekly. "We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image."

However, McCain's campaign representatives told CNN it secured all necessary licenses before using the song.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Nancy Wilson
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
End of an era: 'General Hospital' bids farewell to Anthony Geary's iconic Luke Spencer
Jennifer Lopez celebrates 46th birthday in sheer dress
Blake Shelton cuts post-divorce concert short due to lightning
'Key & Peele' to end its run on Comedy Central after five seasons
Khloe Kardashian denies cocaine was used at Kylie Jenner's party