On September 6th, REM demanded that Fox News “cease and desist” using their song “Losing My Religion” during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
According to a statement on the REM HQ website: “REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’ was used in the Fox News coverage of the Democratic National Convention last night. REM today, through its music publisher, Warner-Tamerlane Music, demanded that Fox News cease and desist from continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song.”
“We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage,” vocalist Michael Stipe said. “Our music does not belong there.” (via The Raw Story)