The wife of
Phil Lynott, the band's legendary frontman, said there was no way the late singer would have supported the
Lynott-Taraskevics, one of the controllers of the Irishman's estate, has told the band's record company to issue a cease and desist order preventing
Romney from using
Thin Lizzy classics.
"It is too late to stop it happening, but it will prevent a recurrence," she said. "In America, the record company gives permission, so we have told them to issue a cease and desist order to the
Lynott's wife and his mother Philomena were angered after Mr Romney used the anthem The Boys Are Back In Town at the Republican convention in Florida.
The rocker's mother has said her son, who died in 1986, would have rejected any association with the
Republicans, particularly the Christian right-
wing of the party and what she called anti-gay and pro-rich policies.
In a message published by Irish music magazine Hot Press, Ms Lynott-Taraskevics said that were Lynott still alive, he would back
President Barack Obama.
"Absolutely in no way would Philip have supported
Mitt Romney or
Paul Ryan (Mr Romney's running mate) and he would have been so happy about
Obama becoming US president," she said.