Red Hot Chili Peppers give Glee the Heisman. Five other acts least likely to license their music.
In recent years, there's been a parade of artists refusing to license their tracks, whether it's been for use in video games, commercials or television shows. Seems like some of these old timers have sticks up their butts when it comes to relinquishing artistic control and just don't get it.
Case in point: The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently refused to allow Glee to use one of their songs in their trademark mash-up montages. Not that we're gigantic fans of Glee or anything, but we suspect that there's few people buying Red Hot Chili Peppers albums right now that haven't already owned a copy at some point -- and that's assuming anyone is even buying Red Hot Chili Peppers albums at all these days.
Nothing like pissing away a chance to bring in new fans and make yourself viable again, eh? Clearly the Peppers aren't the only abstainers -- you know, on account of a little thing called artistic integrity and all that. That in mind, we put together a list of the five other acts least likely candidates to license their music to a show like Glee.
5. Iggy Pop (Stooges)
We know The Stooges are sacred ground for a lot of people -- but we can't help but think it'd be pretty awesome to see a bunch of teens gallivanting around and singing Iggy Pop -- maybe they could do mash up with the MC5 and Isaac Hayes: "Kick out the jams mother (shut you mouth)!"
4. 2 Live Crew
Despite the fact that most 2 Live Crew songs are about as far away from TV friendly as you could get, we'd love to see the cast (and the censors) take on lines like, "Me so horny," and "Dickin' a bitch's mouth off in a trickin' house."
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Denver, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.