Aerosmith to GOP: Hands Off Our Song

House GOP's Back in the Saddle video yanked after copyright claim
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 8:48 AM CST
Aerosmith members, from left: Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton, launch their first video game, 'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,' Friday, June 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Hard Rock, Diane Bondareff)
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(Newser) – Minority Whip Eric Cantor's effort to rally the House GOP with a video using Aerosmith's Back in the Saddle was swiftly bucked by the band, reports TPM. The company holding the song’s copyright requested that the video—which crowed about the House GOP's unified opposition to the stimulus package—be pulled, and said the move had the band's full support.