March 12, 2012 12:12

Rage Against The Machine demand US shock jock Rush Limbaugh stop playing their songs

Tom Morello tells Rush Limbaugh to stop playing his band's 'music on your racist, misogynist, right wing clown show'

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Rage Against The Machine have demanded that US right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh stop playing their track 'Sleep Now In The Fire' on his radio show.

Limbaugh hosts the talk show 'The Rush Limbaugh Show', which is the most popular talk-radio show in the US and he played the 1999 single on Thursday night (March 8) during his broadcast.

When made aware of this, Morello tweeted via in response: "To Rush Limbaugh: Hey Jackass, stop using our music on your racist, misogynist, right wing clown show. Sincerely, Rage Against The Machine."

Rage Against The Machine are not the first group to complain about being played on Limbaugh's show. Former Genesis man Peter Gabriel has also taken steps to remove his song 'Sledgehammer' from Limbaugh's playlist and the prog rock behemouths Rush have also threatened the shock jock with legal action if he continues to play their music.

In both Gabriel and Rush's cases, they have demanded the removal of their songs after the shock jock attracted an avalanche of criticism for labeling law student Sandra Fluke "a slut" and "a prostitute" after she spoke in favour of making contraception part of the coverage US health insurance companies have to provide. Over 50 advertisers have since withdrawn their ads from Limbaugh's show.

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