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Tom Morello To Rush Limbaugh: “Stop Using Our Music”


Rush Limbaugh–or the man with the smallest brain proportional to his mouth–has been in the critical spotlight lately. After calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” Peter Gabriel pulled his song “Sledgehammer” from Limbaugh’s radio program. Following shortly, both Killer Mike and Bun B responded to the talk radio host when he compared his sexist sentiments to the treatment of women in rap music. And after that, Rush (the band) sent Limbaugh a cease & desist letter when they learned he was using “The Spirit of Radio” on his show.

Now former Rage Against The Machine member Tom Morello has something to say about Limbaugh’s use of 1999’s “Sleep Now in the Fire.” The guitarist, who is no stranger to political controversy, recently posted the following Tweet.

To Rush Limbaugh: Hey Jackass, stop using our music on your racist, misogynist, right wing clown show. Sincerely, Rage Against The Machine

Even for Limbaugh, this is a lot of hot water dealing with the same issue in only two weeks. But, as usual, Morello has boiled it down and called the radio personality what he really is: a clown. It’s reported now that upwards of 50 advertisers have pulled from the Rush Limbaugh Show, though online cheating website Ashley Madison did actually made a sponsorship offer. [NME]