White Strikes

Some celebrities sue newspapers, others take on the, ahem, big guns. The White Stripes are clearly not afraid of making powerful enemies. Issuing a statement on Whisestripes.com, the band announced that they were taking 'strong action' against the US Air Force after a version of their song 'Fell In Love With A Girl', released in 2002, was used in a recruitment advert aired during the Superbowl on Sunday.

The band criticised the Air Force, saying, 'The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support. The White Stripes support this nation's military, at home and during times when our country needs and depends on them. We simply don't want to be a cog in the wheel of the current conflict, and hope for a safe and speedy return home for our troops.'

View the original video, and offending advert at Whitestripes.com

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