Air Force Rips Off White Stripes For Super Bowl Ad

brandon | February 9, 2010 - 9:01 am

A statement from Third Man Records, the White Stripes, and their management at the band’s website, claims the Air Force Reserve’s Superbowl Ad used a re-recorded version of “I Fell In Love With A Girl” without the band — or anyone involved with the band’s — permission. (It’s a different monster than that Coke/Bond snafu.) To quote the Air Force about their “Grab Some Air” commercial:

The spot features the high-octane thrills of action sports at its best. This is sure to capture the interest of even the most enthusiastic sports fan.

It also features a re-recording of “I Fell In Love With A Girl” at its worst sure to capture the interest of even the most unenthusiastic sports fan. Watch “Grab Some Air” and then checkout the Stripes’ carefully worded two cents:

Via whitestripes.com:

As a sky-related aside: Under Great White Northern Lights is out 3/16.