Jack White vs. Air Force Reserve

“We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label or management…The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve’s presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support.”

— Jack White explains why, despite his permission, you might have heard a snippet of The White Stripes song “Fell in Love with a Girl” (or something that sounded really similar to it) on a Super Bowl commercial for U.S. Air Force Reserve. Jack goes on to note that while “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.” As a result, “we plan to take strong action to stop the ad containing this music.” Well, this should be interesting.

Check out The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Girl” below; U.S. Air Force Reserve’s ad can be found here.


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