Musicians have long protested about politicians using their songs during campaign rallies, but actor Bill Murray has now found himself in the crosshairs of a complaint by the Doobie Brothers.
The idiosyncratic “Ghostbusters” star was hit with an unconventional letter this week from the band over Murray’s use of the song “Listen to the Music” in ads for the actor’s line of whimsical golf apparel.
“It’s a fine song. I know you agree because you keep using it in ads for your Zero Hucks Given golf shirts. However, given that you haven’t paid to use it, maybe you should change the company name to ‘Zero Bucks Given,'” said the letter from Doobie Brothers attorney Peter Paterno.
“We’d almost be ok with it if the shirts weren’t so damn ugly,” the letter continued.
Representatives for Murray, who is known for playing world-weary characters in movies like “Groundhog Day” and “Lost in Translation,” did not return a request for comment.
Murray, 70, a keen golfer, owns the…