11:11 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 07/07/2004 09:00AM
DENIED: John Kay of the rock group Steppenwolf says Paris Hilton approached him about using the band's 1968 anthem "Born to Be Wild" on her FOX TV show The Simple Life – and that he refused her idea outright. "There are certain things even a rock and roller will not stoop to, and this is one of them," Kay, 60, tells the Toronto Star. Not that Steppenwolf is anti-Hollywood. The band's songs, including "Born to Be Wild" appeared on the soundtrack of the classic 1969 road trip film Easy Rider.
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