Talking Heads' David Byrne sues Charlie Crist campaign for $1 million
First Steve Miller, demands that Marco Rubio stop using his classic hit Take the Money and Run in a Web ad bashing Charlie Crist. Now Billboard reports that David Byrne is going after Crist for a Web ad bashing Rubio:
David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that he used the Talking Heads' 1985 single "Road to Nowhere" without permission or proper licenses.
Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who's also Florida's former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate.