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Air Force Reserve Responds to White Stripes

Following today's accusation by the White Stripes that the Air Force Reserve used an unauthorized soundalike version of "Fell In Love With a Girl" in an ad, the AFR has issued the following statement: "The Air Force Reserve, through its advertising agency, hired Fast Forward Music of Salt Lake City to score original music for its commercial. There was never any intention to utilize any existing music or to sound like any music by the band White Stripes or any other musical performer. Any similarity or likeness to any other music is completely unintentional." Then, to underline their point, they blew up the band with missiles. Update: The musician responsible for the track has apologized. [ArtsBeat/NYT]

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