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Bon Jovi anger on Palin song use 19 October 2008
BBC News article

Source: BBC

Singer Jon Bon Jovi has become the latest musician to disapprove of the use of his songs in John McCain's presidential campaign.

Bon Jovi song, Who Says You Can't Go Home, was used during rallies held by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin this week.

In a statement, the star said the band "do not approve" of the song's use.

Foo Fighters, Heart and Jackson Browne have all asked Mr McCain to stop using their tracks in his presidential bid.

Bon Jovi, a Democrat supporter, threw a $30,000 (£17,000) per person, fund-raising dinner for Democratic candidate Barack Obama at his New Jersey home in September.

'Not asked'

"We are surprised to hear that our song, Who Says You Can't Go Home, was used by the McCain campaign at rallies yesterday and today," the statement said.

"We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past 25 years.


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