Composer Apologizes for Air Force/White Stripes Controversy

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Sunday’s Super Bowl wasn’t quite as enjoyable for the White Stripes as it was for New Orleans Saints fans. The band felt that a 30-second Air Force Reserves advertisement aired during the game was awfully similar to their song “Fell in Love With a Girl,” and they expressed their frustration on their record label’s website. After a good bit of finger pointing (the Air Force said they’d commissioned Fast Forward Productions to write the song), composer Kem Kraft has issued an apology for the mishap.

“I’m sorry it sounds the same,” Kraft told the New York Times on Tuesday. “It wasn’t my intention, truly, truly, truly. [If the White Stripes] want to call me and talk to me, as far as I’m concerned, I’m responsible for this. Just me.”