Rolling Stones: Donald Trump Should Stop Using Their Song
The Rolling Stones have asked Donald Trump to stop using their music at his events. Moreover, they are not the first nor the last artist/band to make that request and at every instance, Trump has ignored the demand.
For the third time, The Rolling Stones have been forced to ask Donald Trump to stop using their music without their permission. The British band is among a very long list of artists and band, which have contacted the Republican nominee requesting that he no longer use their songs at his events such as rallies or the GOP Convention.
With about 40% of Republican voters saying that after the brutal primaries that they have no plans to support Trump, the mogul decided to close his convention with The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
The group took to Twitter to slam the controversial figure. The tweet read:
“The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump. You Can’t Always Get What You Want was used without the band’s permission.”
In May, the iconic band went after Trump for using their song “Start Me Up” at a campaign rally. A spokesman for Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards said at the time:
“The Rolling Stones have continuously asked Trump to refrain from using their music. In May, Trump walked out for his Indiana primary victory speech to ‘Start Me Up.The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
The Trump campaign angered Jagger and Richards when he used their track “Brown Sugar,” a few months ago. A growing list of artists including Adele, Queen, and Luciano Pavarotti‘s estate have been going after Trump for his usage of their music.
After “Here Comes the Sun” was played as Ivanka Trump took the stage at the convention, the estate of composer George Harrison bashed Trump in a Tweet, that read:
“The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate … If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it!”
Adele also went after the billionaire. Her rep said:
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Mantovani, wrote in a letter co-signed by three of the late superstar’s daughters asking Trump to stop using “Nessun Dorma.” The letter said:
“We learned today that the aria ‘Nessun dorma’ performed by Luciano Pavarotti is being used [on] the Donald Trump campaign soundtrack. We remind you that the values of brotherhood and solidarity that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his artistic career are incompatible with the world vision of the candidate Donald Trump.”
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