Posts Tagged ‘Joe Walsh’

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January 27, 2010

We’ll try it again:

I love it when this happens: Seem a conservative Republican wanna-be congressman named Joe Walsh of Illinois co-opted a song written by musician Joe Walsh of  the Eagles for his campaign. Musician Walsh is suing politician Walsh for copyright infringement, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner. Guitarist Walsh’s attorney sent Illinois Walsh a wonderfully snarky letter explaining why this isn’t a good idea.

To quote:

“Given that your name is Joe Walsh, I’d think you’d want to be extra careful about using Joe’s music in case the public might think that Joe is endorsing your campaign, or, God forbid, is you.”

Gardner included a link to the complete letter.

Illinois Walsh has a video of his “Lead the Way” song

Here’s the original James Gang song: