Alt-rock duo the White Stripes have taken on a pretty big adversary: the U.S. Air Force Reserve. It started when the Air Force Reserve used a recording of a White Stripes song in a Super Bowl commercial. In a statement, the band explained: “We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission… The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserves presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support.” It added that it supports the military and “hope[s] for the safe and speedy return home of our troops.” The U.S. Air Force Reserve removed the ad from its website on Tuesday morning.
Rock band v. Air Force
White Stripes accuses Reserves of using song without permission
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