David Paich, keyboardist for Toto, has censored CBS, which played his band's hit, "Africa," during its Nelson Mandela tribute.
Paich told the Hollywood Reporter that the network ought to have played music representative of Mandela's culture:
"CBS This Morning utilised Africa as the audio bed for a segment they aired this morning. As the co-writer of the song, if I had been asked for sync approval, the answer would have been a decline with a recommendation they honour the musicians of South Africa setting their sights on indigenous repertoire."
He added: "This is an important day and both I and Toto have always held a commitment towards supporting initiatives that benefit the populace of South Africa, the continent of Africa and the entire Southern Hemisphere. We honour Nelson Mandela and will continue to support initiatives he committed his life towards."
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