The Doobie Brothers have asked Bill Murray to pay for using their song “Listen to the Music” in a commercial for the actor’s line of golf clothing.
In a letter, with little a touch of humor, the band’s attorney Peter Paterno addressed Murray for using the 1972 hit, which was written by Tom Johnston.
“It’s a fine song,” the letter 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 name to ‘Zero Bucks Given.'”
Murray launched his apparel line, the William Murray Golf Collection, in September 2016.
“It seems like the only person who uses our clients’ music without permission more than you do is Donald Trump… We’d almost be OK with it if the shirts weren’t so damn ugly,” Paterno wrote.
Instead of threatening Murray with legal claims, Paterno added, “This is the part where I’m supposed to cite the United States Copyright Act, excoriate you for not complying with some subparagraph that 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.”
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