The White Stripes are declaring war.
Jack and Meg White posted a scathing statement on their website accusing the Air Force Reserve of ripping off the band's hit "Fell in Love With a Girl" for a Super Bowl commercial.
"We believe our song was rerecorded and used without permission of the White Stripes, our publishers, label or management," the duo said. "The White Stripes takes strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserves presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support."
The Air Force Reserve responded to the allegation in a characteristically military way—by kicking it down the chain of command.