Rock star Bryan Adams objects to Duke campaign using his song

November 15, 1991|By Newsday

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Rock star Bryan Adams on Wednesday deplored the unauthorized use of one of his hit songs as part of David Duke's gubernatorial campaign and asked all Louisiana radio stations to stop playing the song until Saturday's runoff election is over.

"Everything I am about and everything I stand for is diametrically opposed to David Duke," said Adams, who interrupted a performance in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to issue a statement.

The Duke campaign's use of the Adams song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" in an audiovisual slide show "is a complete and intentional corruption of the message and intent of my song," Adams' statement said. "I implore the radio stations in the state of Louisiana to pull the song from play lists until their election is over so that none of their listeners are unintentionally influenced to vote for this man."

A&M Records' attorneys are examining taking legal action to stop unauthorized use of the song, heard at Duke rallies across ** Louisiana within the past week.

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