Bon Jovi Angered By McCain’s Use of His ‘Home’
"We are surprised to hear that our song, 'Who Says You Can't Go Home' was used by the McCain campaign at rallies yesterday and today," Bon Jovi writes in a statement to TMZ. "We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past twenty-five years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the defacto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities. Although we were not asked, we do not approve of their use of 'Home.'"
The song was also recorded as a duet with Sugarland, who joined Bon Jovi in performing at this year's Democratic National Convention. Jon Bon Jovi also opened his home recently for a fundraising dinner for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. He joins Heart, Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp and the Foo Fighters in expressing his anger over John McCain's use of their songs for his campaign.