Rockers Won't Let Paris Hilton Use Song

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.