So much for artistic control. Norman "Fatboy Slim" Cook has found himself unable to do anything to stop the Labour Party using hit single "Right Here, Right Now" as their election anthem, reports NME. PM Tony Blair has been blasting the single from Labour’s campaign bus, and used it as he arrived onstage at the party conference. But despite protestations from Fatboy and his label Skint Records, parties are free to use any music they want, despite Cook’s strong anti-war stance.
Cook commented: "With Blair in charge, I reckon my remix of Wildchild's "Renegade Master" would have been more suitable in the circumstances." Previously, Fatboy Slim’s music was also commandeered by former VP Al Gore who used "Praise You" in his 2000 campaign. As reported earlier on the Tripwire, John Kerry is using U2's "Beautiful Day" with the full blessing of Bono for his election run anthem.
Remember when Twisted Sister had then Atlanta Brave John Rocker stop using "I Wanna Rock" as his entrance theme? Dee Snider more juice than Fatboy?