McCain Campaign Could Give a Damn What Heart Has to Say About Anything

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What is that? Is something burning? I don't see anything... Photo: AP

Last week, Heart members Nancy and Ann Wilson vigorously denied they had sold the McCain campaign the rights to their song "Barracuda," which the campaign has been using at events as a homage to Sarah Palin's high-school basketball nickname, they say, and more generally to get across the idea that their campaign ROCKS. "We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image," they told Entertainment Weekly. However, apparently the campaign does have all the correct licenses, or so they say, and they've issued a resounding "Suuuuuuuuuck it" to the sisters Wilson. No, they didn't exactly use those words, but they played the song again today in Ohio, and you just know that's what McCain adviser Steve "I bleed through my nose when I am angry" Schmidt said to his aides when they relayed Heart's request to him, after which he promptly busted out some Jimi Hendrix–esque moves on his air guitar.

McCain and Palin once again play 'Barracuda' [CNN]