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Maroon 5 Tells Fox News: Don’t Play Our Music - UPDATED

Reported by Aunty Em - October 19, 2011 -

According to Rolling Stone, successful multi-platinum Los Angeles Pop Rock band Maroon 5 has a message for Fox News: Don’t play our music! Earlier today band leader Adam Levine sent out a tweet that doesn’t seem so random. “Dear Fox News, don't play our music on your evil fucking channel ever again. Thank you.”

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No word on what set him off, but if I had to hazard a guess: one of the Fox shows must have used a Maroon 5 song as bumper music, that 15-30 seconds going into and coming out of a commercial break. Does that mean that Levine was watching Fox "News" or did someone tell him? While artists are compensated when their music is used (according to a complicated formula), it would seem Levine is willing to forgo any payment to keep his music off the “evil fucking channel.”

UPDATE: Which show broadcast Maroon 5? The mystery is solved. Andy Newbold and Solange Uwimana of DropFox, a leisure time activity of Media Matters, did the digging:

Indeed, on the October 17 edition of Fox News' early morning show, Fox & Friends, Fox played an excerpt from the 2004 Maroon 5 hit "She Will Be Loved" from the band's album Songs About Jane. The song can be heard playing as co-host Steve Doocy teases a story about a cheerleader who fell into a swimming pool at the Pan Am Games in Mexico. As the song is playing, text on the top-left corner of the screen reads: " 'She Will Be Loved' Maroon 5." The show then went to commercial.