A group of rock stars have recently emphatically demanded that Republican political candidates not use the groups' songs in a effort to make themselves believe that anyone actually cares or is listening.
The well known 1980's group "Mungo Jesus" told Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan that he was forbidden to use their song "Under a Small Dirigible" at any of his rallies, fundraisers or even in his own home. A spokesman for the group stated that the band's members "Emphatically and euphemistically disagree with Ryan's platform, or they probably do anyway, and don't want him even thinking of any of their songs." Ryan responded by asking "Who are they?" to which the band retorted "typical Republican!"
Another smaller alternative rock band also complaining is "House of Pudding" who is best known for their recording of "Eight Ball In Purgatory" which received some airplay on two stations in Luxembourg last year. The group claims they are "furious that Mitt Romney had an easy listening version of one of their songs playing while he was planning a rally at a hotel." It was then explained that the music was part of the hotel's sound system and had nothing to do with Romney, to which the group replied "Yeah, a hotel that Romney owns!" When they were told that Romney doesn't own the hotel at all, the group's spokesman said that was what "they wanted you to believe."
He was unclear about who "they" were.