Peter Gabriel wants his music pulled from Rush Limbaugh's show

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Peter Gabriel attends the 7th Annual Focus for Change Benefit for WITNESS at the Roseland Ballroom on November 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images) Michael N. Todaro

Peter Gabriel attends the 7th Annual Focus for Change Benefit for WITNESS on Nov. 10, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS News) Peter Gabriel wants his music pulled from Rush Limbaugh's radio show, following the conservative commentator's remarks about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.

A rep for Gabriel posted a message on his Facebook page Monday, asking that his music no longer be used on Limbaugh's show. Gabriel's song "Sledgehammer" played in the background while Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she testified at a Congressional hearing about contraception.

"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke," the message reads. "It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."

Along with Gabriel, Limbaugh's show has lost nine advertisers since he made the comments about Fluke last week. He has since apologized to her.

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