Tom Petty’s property “Will not Again Down” going after Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake who has begun utilizing the late songwriter-songwriter’s beloved hit to assist promote her unsuccessful political marketing campaign. As Lake continues to combat the outcomes that declared her the loser and deny the election course of, her crew positioned the tune right into a business insinuating she’s not accomplished but. And that drew the ire of Petty’s crew.
In a Tweet posted late Thursday Nov. 17, the official Tom Petty account shared, “The Tom Petty Property and our companions had been shocked to seek out out that Tom’s tune ‘I Will not Again Down’ was stolen and used with out permission or a license to advertise Kari Lake’s failed marketing campaign.”
The submit continued, “That is unlawful. We’re exploring all of our authorized choices to cease this unauthorized use and to ban future misappropriations of Tom’s beloved anthem.” The crew behind the legacy account then thanked Petty’s followers for bringing the matter to their consideration and for serving to “defend his legacy day-after-day.”
In a followup remark, the official account additionally tagged the controversial Republican candidate (typically endorsed by former President Trump), although Lake has not but publicly responded.
Even Stephen Colbert received in on the dialog throughout his monologue in Thursday night time’s episode of “The Late Present,” declaring the Tweet from Petty’s crew and including his personal opinion.
“You recognize you’ve crossed a line when Tom Petty’s representatives let you know to please again down,” Colbert stated in his speech. “That’s like attorneys for Guns N’ Roses telling you that you’re not welcome within the jungle.” Colbert additionally had a suggestion for a tune that Petty’s crew would possibly really approve of Lake utilizing, that being “Do not Come Round Right here No Extra.”
There is not any official phrase but on what Petty’s crew would possibly do to hunt authorized recourse. In 2020, the property additionally went after Trump for the unauthorized use of the same song in his re-election bid.
This newest event simply provides to the lengthy listing of rockers which have ceaselessly banned politicians from utilizing their music with out permission together with Foo Fighters who referred to as out John McCain for utilizing “My Hero” in 2008 and Heart who went after Sarah Palin for utilizing “Barracuda” the identical 12 months.
20 Artists Who Informed Politicians to Cease Utilizing Their Music
Politicians are constantly utilizing songs by bands with out their permission, and these artists had sufficient of it.