Jack White, Third Man Records, and company have taken to their official site to call out the U.S. Air Force Reserve for allegedly re-recording the White Stripes’ breakthrough single “Fell in Love with a Girl” for their recent Super Bowl commercial. Here’s what they posted (via Some Kind of Awesome):
We believe our song was re-recorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label or management.
The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve’s presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support.
We have not licensed our song to the Air Force Reserve and we plan to take strong action to stop the ad containing this music.
*Update: the Air Force Reserve took down their commercial, but we found a new link here.