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Rockers Versus Politicians

Van Halen vs. John McCain

At the conclusion of the rally at which he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain cranked up the volume on Van Halen hit “Right Now.” Little did he know that both Eddie and Alex Van Halen were Obama supports. Needless to say, the band wasn’t too happy. "Permission was not sought or granted,” Van Halen said in a statement, “nor would it have been given." —Jeff Royer

(Photos: Michael Buckner, Getty Images; Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images)

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