Whoa, Jack White Got JACKED By The Air Force Reserves
This just in y'all: the people behind the Air Force Reserves Super Bowl commercial last night are shady as heck. Why, do you ask? Apparently they like to steal credible musicians songs without compensating them.
What am I ranting about? Check out the Super Bowl ad for The Air Force Reserves from the game last night via their website.
Does that song sound familiar to you at all?? Here, let me see if I can help you a bit with that:
Um, yeah.... The White Stripes got JACKED.
Third Man Records, Jack White's label, has released a statement on the Third Man Records website regarding the whole incredibly upsetting ordeal:
UPDATE: STATEMENT HAS BEEN UPDATED ON THE THIRD MAN SITE - WE ARE REPLACING THE IMAGE WITH THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT.
And there you have it. I listened to the two back to back several times and you would have to be kidding yourself to not think that's not "Fell In Love With A Girl". That's not a "write around" as they call it in the business where you commission an musician to write and record something that has the "feel" of, say, Coldplay "Viva La Vida" for example. That absolutely sounds like they just re-recorded it.
Pretty messed up, Air Force Reserves. Shady. Shady. Shady.