The conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh uses the opening riff of this song as theme music for his radio show. Limbaugh and Hynde have radically different political views, but she cannot stop him from using the song as long as the show continues to pay royalties, and has no interest in doing so.
In a 2017 Songfacts interview with Chrissie Hynde
, she explained that she has never heard Limbaugh's show, and being a resident of England, she wasn't even aware of him. When she learned about it, she made sure that any royalties from Limbaugh's use of the song go to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
"So many people told me to stop him, that it kind of irritated me," said Hynde. "I don't like being told what to do. I'm sure they had good reason for it, although I still haven't heard his show and I think he's off the air now."
When we informed her that Limbaugh was still broadcasting, she said, "A lot of shock jocks, I guess that's what they're called, they stir up a certain dialog with people and I think we're going to see that now with the current president [Donald Trump]. It's certainly not a good time for people to be complacent."