Seems that the latter is playing the former's The Spirit of Radio on his own radio show and the Canadian trio is not pleased.
In a letter published to the Internet today and delivered to Rushhole via mail, "the use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show, and is in breach of not only copyright and trademark rights, but also, of section 51 of the New York Civil Rights Law..."
Radio Rush has had a trove of advertisers bail on this show and two of his 600 markets cancel his program due to comments I am starting to call Slut-Gate. From The Week:
On Saturday, after days of being hammered by the media and abandoned by several longtime national sponsors, radio host Rush Limbaugh issued an apology to Sandra Fluke. The Georgetown law student had testified in favor of President Obama's birth control insurance mandate at a congressional hearing last week, prompting Limbaugh to call her a "slut" and "prostitute," saying that if taxpayers have to pay for birth control pills for Fluke and her fellow "feminazis," then the government was essentially subsidizing sex, and "we want you to post the [sex] videos online so we can all watch." In apologizing, Limbaugh said he regretted the "insulting word choices" in his "attempt to be humorous."
Anyway, I am sure Geddy, Alex and Neil want nothing to do with this. Usually I hate lawyers but in this case, sue on!