Who knew the members of the Doobie Brothers are such cut-ups? The veteran rock band has fired off a cease-and-desist letter to actor Bill Murray, who’s using a Doobies song to advertise his line of golf apparel.
“‘Listen to the Music’ is a fine song,” the letter to the “Caddyshack” star reads. “I know you agree because you keep using it in ads for your Zero Hucks Given golf shirts. However, given that you haven’t paid to use it, maybe you should change the company name to ‘Zero Bucks Given.’”
Bill Murray receives a legal demand from the Doobie Brothers. And it’s everything you’d want it to be… pic.twitter.com/R1L99yZSBj
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The letter goes on to take a swipe at Murray’s career choices. “This is the part where I’m supposed to cite the United States Copyright Act,” it reads. “I’m too lazy to look up and threaten you with eternal damnation for doing so. But you already earned that with those Garfield movies. And you already know that you can’t use music in ads without paying for it.”
Since they can’t say they weren’t aware the act was illegal, what excuse could Zero Hucks execs possibly come up with for using the Doobie Brothers song? What was Bill Murray’s last great movie?