Dropkick Murphys to Scott Walker: ‘Stop Using Our Music… We Literally Hate You’

Tell us how you really feel... The punk band, Dropkick Murphys, not so politely requested that Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, no longer use their music

Tell us how you really feel… The punk band, Dropkick Murphys, not-so-politely requested that Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, no longer use their music.

On Saturday during the Iowa Freedom Summit, Walker walked out to the Dropkick Murphys’ well-known song “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.” In response, the band tweeted:

There is a precedent for musicians issuing cease and desists to politicians (mostly GOP), including the cases of Ronald Reagan v. Bruce Springsteen — in which Springsteen sent a cease and desist to Reagan for attempting to use “Born in the U.S.A.” during his 1984 presidential campaign — and George W. Bush v. Tom Petty, George W. Bush v. Sting, George W. Bush v. John Mellencamp, and George W. Bush v. John Hall of Orleans.