Thin Lizzy, music news, noise11.com

Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott’s Mum Upset At Use Of Thin Lizzy Song In Republican Campaign

by VVN Music on September 5, 2012

in News

A number of veteran artists have recently demanded that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan stop using their music at their campaign stops, but now we have the first case where the family member of a late musician has chimed in.

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy

Ireland’s Hot Press has talked with the mother of the late Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy and she has said that her son would not have approved of Ryan’s use of her son’s song The Boys Are Back in Town at the Republican Convention.
Philomena Lynott told the site “I am really upset at Philip’s music being used in Mitt Romney’s campaign in a political way that Philip would not have approved of. As far as I am concerned, Mitt Romney’s opposition to gay marriage and to civil unions for gays makes him anti-gay – which is not something that Philip would have supported. He had some wonderful gay friends, as indeed I do, and they deserve equal treatment in every respect, whether in Ireland or the United States.

“Neither would Philip have supported his policy of taxing the poor and offering tax cuts to the rich, which Paul Ryan is advocating. There is certainly no way that I would want the Lynott name to be associated with any of those ideas.”

Lynott admits there isn’t much she can do about it, although she added “There is a black President of America, which to me – as it would have been to Philip, as a proud, black Irishman – is wonderfully symbolic. I have a lot of time for Barack Obama, so to hear The Boys Are Back in Town being appropriated by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their campaign against him is deeply upsetting.”

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Michelle and Barack Obama watching Aretha Franklin
Watch Aretha Franklin Bring President Obama To Tears

Aretha Franklin is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, living singer and she proved it again in early December at the Kennedy Center Honors when she brought President Obama to tears with her performance.

December 31, 2015
Barbra Streisand images noise11.com
Barbra Streisand And Steven Spielberg Receive Presidential Honours

Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg were among the 17 Americans honoured with the nation's highest civilian award at The White House on Tuesday (24Nov15).

November 26, 2015
Chris Martin, Coldplay. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Barack Obama To Guest On New Coldplay Album

US President Barack Obama features on Coldplay's new song.

November 24, 2015
Prince at SXSW, Noise11, Photo
Prince and Stevie Wonder Rock The White House

Prince brought Stevie Wonder on stage during a special show at the White House over the weekend.

June 16, 2015
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Morrissey Blames Barack Obama Death Of 45 Million Turkeys

Outspoken vegetarian Morrissey has once again put his mouth before his brain and posted a blunt letter blaming President Barack Obama for the death of 45 million turkeys.

November 28, 2013
Pat Boone
Pat Boone Criticises Obama

50's and 60's hitmaker Pat Boone came out with his strongest indictment of President Barack Obama's policies on Neil Cavuto's Fox Business News Program Wednesday night.

March 15, 2013
Rihanna. images by Ros O'Gorman noise11.com photos
Rihanna Inspires More People To Learn English Than Any Other Musician

Rihanna is the most popular musician for inspiring people to learn the English language, according to a new study.

February 7, 2013