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Rolling Stones: Donald Trump Does NOT Have Permission to Use the Band’s Songs


The Rolling Stones have issued a statement saying that Donald Trump does not have permission to use the band’s music.

“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 legendary rock band told the Republican candidate to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.

Donald Trump has been playing the Stones’ songs at his rallies for months.

Their 1969 hit You Can’t Always Get What You Want has been a particular favorite.

The Rolling Stones are not the first to protest at Donald Trump – now the Republican front-runner – using their music during his campaign.

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In February, Adele issued a statement distancing herself from Donald Trump, after he had been playing her hit Rolling In The Deep as Trump’s “warm-up” music at his rallies.

Adele issued a statement making it clear she had “not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning”.

Aerosmith have also protested over their music being used in Donald Trump’s campaign

Steven Tyler’s lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter, saying the use of the band’s song Dream On “gives a false impression” he endorses Donald Trump’s presidential bid.

The singer, who is a registered Republican, said it was not a “personal” issue but one of permission and copyright.

Prior to that Neil Young demanded that Donald Trump stop using his song Rockin’ in the Free World, which the businessman had used when he announced his candidacy in June 2015.

Neil Young demanded that Donald Trump stop using the song and declared his support for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

Michael Stipe from REM issued a strongly worded statement when Donald Trump then used the band’s song It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).

The statement read: “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, after his last rival John Kasich quit the race on May 4.