Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is threatening to “sue the living shit” of British Prime Minister David Cameron if his Conservative Party uses their music in an election campaign.
“I can’t believe he’d like King of Limbs much. But I also equally think, who cares?” Yorke told Dazed & Confused. “As long as he doesn’t use it for his election campaigns, I don’t care. I’d sue the living shit out of him if he did.”
Yorke’s fears aren’t exactly unfounded. Right-wing politicians have seemingly made a habit of appropriating songs from left-of-centre musicians. English rockers Keane were surprised to learn the Conservatives were using their song Everybody’s Changing at a launch party in 2010, and artists such as Bruce Springsteen, David Byrne, Rush, Van Halen, John Melloncamp, Tom Petty and Sting have all made demands for the US Republican Party to stop using their music.