Fan Fare

Entertainment behind the scenes

Keane slam UK Tories in election song row

April 14, 2010

CameronIn the United States, the Foo Fighters fumed against Republican candidate John McCain for using one of their songs in his ultimately unsuccessful election campaign in 2008.

Now, in a similar breakdown in communications between the world of rock and right-leaning politics(albeit, perhaps, on a slightly more modest level), English band Keane have complained that the Conservative party, tipped to win the general election next month, has been using it’s hit “Everybody’s Changing”.

 Keane drummer Richard Hughes used his Twitter account to issue the following statement:  “told the tories played keane at their manifesto launch. am horrified. to be clear – we were not asked. i will not vote for them.”

Stars of the stage and screen, many of whom backed Labour in 1997 when it swept to power, have generally kept a low profile during this election campaign, perhaps wary of backing Labour given that it is behind in the polls so far.

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see