Newt Gingrich Sued for Using “Eye of The Tiger” on the Campaign Trail

Newt Gingrich is in hot water with the band Survivor over the unauthorized use of the band’s classic 1982 Rocky theme “Eye of the Tiger.” According to TMZ, the GOP presidential candidate is being sued by Rude Music Inc. , which is owned by a member of the band Survivor. The company filed the suit earlier today in federal court in Illinois claiming Newt has been using the song, without permission, at various political events since 2009.

In the suit, Rude Music claims Gingrich used the song at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009, 2010 and 2011 … as well as the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in 2010.

The company is asking a judge to order Newt and his team to stop using the song immediately plus, the company wants unspecified damages.

Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, and Heart are just few other artists that have blocked politicians from using their music on the campaign trail. Last year Tom Petty issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachman’s camp, quashing her from using his song “American Girl” during her rallies.