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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Bowl: White Stripes object to ad for Air Forces Reserve

Associated Press Writer

DETROIT The White Stripes say the Air Force Reserve made unauthorized use of their song "Fell in Love With a Girl" during an ad that ran in selected markets during Sunday's Super Bowl telecast.

A statement on the band's Web site says the song was re-recorded and used by the Air Force Reserve without permission. The statement is attributed to the White Stripes and label Third Man Records.

The two-person rock band originally from Detroit says it takes "strong insult" to the ad and says it implies the White Stripes "encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support."

The Air Force Reserve, in its own statement, says the music used in the ad was original, and it never intended to use any existing music or "to sound like any music by the band White Stripes."