McCain, GOP Apologize To Jackson Browne

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Singer Jackson Browne has settled a lawsuit with the national and Ohio Republican Party as well as Sen. John McCain. At issue was a 2008 campaign ad that used Browne's song Running On Empty without his permission. Browne settled in return for an apology and an undisclosed amount of money.


Little did we know, but this music was an unfinished piece of business from last year's presidential campaign.

(Soundbite of song "Running On Empty")

SIEGEL: Jackson Browne has announced that he has settled a lawsuit against Senator McCain and the Republican Party and won an apology - maybe more. His song "Running On Empty" was featured in an ad that was put out by the Ohio Republican Party about energy policy.

(Soundbite of song "Running On Empty")

Mr. JACKSON BROWNE (Musician): (Singing) Running on running on empty running on running blind running on.

SIEGEL: Jackson Browne was not a McCain supporter, and he didn't want anyone to think that he might be one either. So he went to court. Apparently Sam, of Sam and Dave, only had to ask nicely, and the Obama campaign dropped his "Hold On I'm Comin'" from it's campaign rallies.

(Soundbite of song "Hold On I'm Comin'")

Mr. SAM MOORE (Musician): (singing) Well don't you ever be sad.

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