Thin Lizzy Mom Objects to Romney Using "The Boys Are Back in Town"
As we’ve seen with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, one more person has come forward to object to the use of their music (without permission) by the Republican Party. It’s kind of unreal that they haven’t figured out how to get permission yet but I digress…
The mother of late Thin Lizzy singer, Phil Lynott, has come forward to object Mitt Romney’s use of the group’s song “The Boys are Back in Town” during the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, Florida.
Philomena Lynott said that the use of the song was “deeply upsetting” because her son would have never wanted the Republicans to use it in any way to promote a staunch Christian political group. She said: "As far as I'm concerned, Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage and to civil unions for gays makes him anti-gay -- which is not something that Philip would have supported. He had some wonderful gay friends, as indeed I do, and they deserve equal treatment in every respect, whether in Ireland or the United States.
Phil, who passed away in 1986, would also have been against "taxing the poor and offering tax cuts to the rich" according to his mother which, again, would put him at odds with Romney’s campaign. As such, she said she doesn’t want the Lynott name associated with any of those ideas in any way.
Romney campaign – please start asking permission to use music so we can avoid these situations! In the meantime, check out this video of Thin Lizzy performing “The Boys are Back in Town.”
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