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White supremacist group gets cease-and-desist over Johnny Cash song

Regular listeners who tuned into white nationalist group Stormfront’s radio show on September 6 may have noticed something was missing: the theme song. In its place was an announcement-slash-justification from host Patrick Slattery, who explained to his listeners that the song they’d kept in heavy rotation could no longer be used by Stormfront because “these Jews are trying to crack down on us every way they can.”

Stormfront had been enjoying the use of Johnny Cash’s recording of the Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne ode to persistence, “I Won’t Back Down,” as the theme song to its radio program without permission. But on September 5, the organization was hit with a cease-and-desist letter from Universal Music Group and American Recordings (which owns the Cash recording), demanding they stop using the hit as their theme, NPR reports. …

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