R.E.M. to Fox: Stop Playing Our Music

Michael Stipe doesn't appear to be a fan of the network
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2012 4:09 PM CDT

Today's entry in the don't-mix-my-music-with-your-politics meme: R.E.M. sent a cease-and-desist letter to Fox News after the network used "Losing My Religion" in its coverage of the Democratic convention, notes the Hollywood Reporter. At least Michael Stipe was more colorful than most: "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage," he wrote on the band's website. "Our music does not belong there." No word from Fox yet. (Read more Michael Stipe stories.)

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