Rob Zombie Sues Mazda Over Unauthorized Use Of Songs
Friday, April 26, 2002 @ 12:58 AM
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Rob Zombie will go to court in mid-July to settle a dispute with Mazda Trucks over the unauthorized use of the singer's music in the company's commercial two years ago. Mazda apparently used music from Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe album without Rob's permission or knowledge and it infuriated the vocalist, who has never intended to allow his songs to be used for any such purpose.
“They [Mazda and the Doner advertising agency] don't seem to understand that once the cat's out of the bag it's hard to get him back in there,” Zombie is quoted as saying on Australia's Radio Undercover. “It's like [my policy is] 'I don't do this' and then there's a car commercial running on television with my music. How do you explain to every kid that you didn't sell out and didn't do exactly what you said you weren't going to do? Basically it's a question of what your reputation is worth. And Mazda takes it so lightly — like, 'Oh, whatever.' And I just don't see it that way.
“Someone like Britney Spears doesn't have any integrity to maintain so it doesn't matter — she's a corporate puppet from the get-go. But for people who AREN'T, it's different. I don't want to play that song live and see the kids go, 'Hey! It's the truck song!' Corporate America doesn't understand that some people actually have values about things. Everything isn't for sale.'”
As reported by Blabbermouth.net:
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