The band Survivor is pissed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis used their song without a proper license.

The band Survivor is pissed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis used their song without a proper license.
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Apostolic Christian Democrat (?) Kim Davis was released from jail yesterday after repeatedly refusing to grant same-sex couples marriage licenses.

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Kimmy-D on the mic.
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There was, of course, a huge celebration from her supporters, who have made her into a martyr for refusing to fill out paperwork. Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz made an appearance, because why not alienate moderate voters and just go balls-out super conservative and see what happens (it worked for Netanyahu in Israel)? As Davis walked out on stage, the event organizers blasted Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," the 80's rock ballad used in Sylvester Stallone's masterpiece, Rocky III.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydyFhIjdRlU


Survivor was pissed at Davis supporters for co-opting the song for their cause, kind of like how conservatives in 1994 claimed Forrest Gump as the embodiment of their cultural values, even though its creators said it was not political. Frankie Sullivan, the band's frontman, posted the following message on the band's official Facebook page:

NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use "My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger." I would not grant her the rights...

Posted by Survivor Band on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Jim Peterik, the band's founder, also tweeted the following:

Looks like the license denier has become... the license denied.

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