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Rush the band to Rush Limbaugh: don't ever use our music again

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Rush Limbaugh has already lost more than forty sponsors, and now he's about to lose the Limelight.

Members of the Canadian progressive rock band Rush were reportedly horrified to find out that their 1980 hit 'The Spirit of the Radio,' off their album 'Permanent Waves,' was used in the background while conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a "slut" and demanded she post videos of herself having sex.

Rush (the band), opened their most recent Los Angeles area performance at the Gibson Amphitheater with 'The Spirit of the Radio,'

Limbaugh has used Rush's music on his conservative talk show before, but he won't be using it again unless he's interested in a lawsuit. Rush (the band) sent a cease and desist letter to Rush (the man) this week. A portion of the letter read:

"The public performance of Rush's music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement. In addition, the use of Rush's music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show."

Singer Peter Gabriel, whose 1986 hit 'Sledgehammer' was played during the outro of Limbaugh's tirade against Fluke, has also demanded that his music be permanently excluded from the talk show's music catalogue.

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