Newt Gingrich: Sued Over "Eye of the Tiger" Intro Music!

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Poor Newt Gingrich. Already under siege from Super PACs, media members and politicians in the tank for Mitt Romney, guy is about to lose his own theme song!

The candidate is being sued by a company which owns the rights to Survivor's 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger," for using the inspirational Rocky III tune at campaign events.

Rude Music Inc., owned by a member of Survivor, filed the suit against Newt for jacking the song to push a political agenda ... that the band clearly isn't a fan of.

Newt, who has surged into contention for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has been using the song at various political events from 2009-present.

And probably not for much longer.

RMI claims Gingrich, along with his campaign team, Newt 2012, Inc., recently  used the song during a campaign event in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, claiming:

"Mr. Gingrich entered the packed Moose Lodge for a speech as ["Eye of the Tiger"] 'pulsed' through the room, according to the the Newt 2012, Inc. website."

Gingrich isn't the first GOPer to be sued for using music - Jackson Browne sued John McCain for using "Running on Empty" in 2008 - and likely won't be the last.

On the plus side, Ron Paul can use any Kelly Clarkson song he wants.

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Have you cserideond about introducing some social bookmarking buttons to these blog posts. At least for google.

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"EYE OF THE TIGER." GREAT SONG. THAT WAS MY WORKOUT SONG. GINGRICH, NOT A GREAT CANDIDATE. ROMNEY WILL DO TO GINGRICH, WHAT ROCKY DID TO CLUBBER LANG. WIN!

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Haha.... Did Newt think he wouldn't get caught? He should have to pay for being so stupid. Unless you illegally downloaded the CD, you can play it as loud as you want, just not in public arenas without permission. That's why restaurants make up dumb happy birthday songs instead of singing the original.

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@MZRoxy- The answer is yes- They could vote Democrat.

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@TBone- I always stay home on Election Day- I do early voting. Yes- Use Head Phones.

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If I buy a CD, can I play it at my public BBQ event? Can I allow others to hear it or must I wear earphones... or pay additional royalties? For those of you (@Reed) willing to base your vote on the music played at an event... please just stay home on election day. What's your next vote gonna be based on... boxers or briefs?!?

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DUH! Can the Republicans get any dumber?

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Republicans:Let give Gingrich a chance he can be the next Reagan..please!! Vote for him

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Newt Gingrich just doesnt make my shopping pleasureable.I buy most of my camping gear at Sports Authority and thats why im giving my vote to Mitt Romney.

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Tell SURVIVOR to take their song and stick it.. Would be nice if they even gave thought to some of their FANS do indeed Like NEWT.. and maybe just sent a note to him to stop using it , instead of suing him.. HAS BEENS ANYWAYS!