Huckabee slammed for using Boston song for campaign

February 15th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Tom Scholz, lead singer of the rock band Boston, has slammed US Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for using their song “More Than A Feeling” for his campaign. Though Scholz initially felt flattered when the song was used in Huckabee’s campaign, he is not so comfortable now because the band’s fans feel they are endorsing the campaign, reported

So Scholz, who is a supporter of Democratic candidate Barack Obama, has written an open letter to Huckabee asking him to stop play the song.

He wrote: “Your campaign’s use of my song ‘More Than A Feeling’ and my band’s name has resulted in a great deal of false information, which it now appears may exist permanently on the internet.

“I’m shocked that you would use it and the name Boston to promote yourself without my consent. While this may seem like a little thing to you, Boston has been my life’s work. I hold the trademark to the name and my reputation is inexorably tied to it. By using my song, and my band’s name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed.”

Scholz insists the Boston links to Huckabee have been multiplied by the appearance of former band mate Barry Goudreaux alongside the politician on the campaign.

The rocker added: “Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of almost everything Boston stands for.”

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