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Published On: Thu, Sep 10th, 2015

Kim Davis released: Survivor upset over ‘Eye of the Tiger’ use, threatens lawsuit

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis exited the jail and the 80’s hit song Eye of the Tiger rang loud, but the band Survivor claims she didn’t have permission for the use. In fact, Survivor founding member and co-writer Jim Peterik sent a statement to Billboard may pursue legal action.

“I was very surprised and dismayed at the misuse of the song I co-wrote with Frankie Sullivan for Rocky lll,” he said. “The song has motivated thousands through the years to reach beyond their limits. Its use for the release of Kim Davis does not support my views or my politics. I have contacted my publishers to make sure this usage is stopped immediately.”

Sullivan took to Facebook to let his followers know he did not support Davis’ crusade. “We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger.’ I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin!” he wrote.

GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was on hand, greeting Davis.

TMZ is reporting that the group is considering a lawsuit over the use of their song.

“A sobbing Davis appeared in Grayson, Kentucky, arm-in-arm with Huckabee, as the song roared through the loud speakers….The group is hedging on its plan of attack, but the band’s rep tells us they are determined to protect the integrity of their music.”
Full coverage over at Billboard – click here

 public domain pic from May 4 1916

public domain pic from May 4 1916

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