Silver Sun Pickups Accuse Romney Camp Of Illegal Song Use
Silver Sun Pickups are have issued a Cease and Desist letter to the campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
The band is accusing the Romney camp of illegally using their 2009 track “Panic Switch” during campaign stops across the country without prior permission.
“We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign,” said Silversun Pickups lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert. “We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney! We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that ‘Panic Switch’ really sends the message he intends.”