McCain used Van Halen song without permission at VP event
Van Halen band members were less than thrilled that Sen. John McCain's campaign chose their song "Right Now" to precede his entrance for a Friday speech in Ohio unveiling his newly chosen running mate,
In fact, management for the band said that McCain didn't ask for permission to use the song.
"Permission was not sought or granted nor would it have been given," a spokesman for the band said.
According to TMZ, "the band wants to make one thing clear -- they're not running with McCain."
President George W. Bush also used the same song without Van Halen's authorization several times during his 2004 campaign, MTV Newsroom reported.
The band's publicist said the band is not politically-minded and will not throw support behind either of the presidential candidates.
This video is from CNN.com, broadcast August 29, 2008.