Despised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has once again come under fire for using a famous piece of music at his campaign rallies without permission from the owners. Iconic rock star Steven Tyler, frontman of Aerosmith, has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s camp, demanding that they stop playing their track “Dream On” at Trump’s campaign rallies.
Tyler is furious at the business mogul for his obstinate refusal to stop playing the song, and has threatened to sue if Trump doesn’t comply: “Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ or any of our client’s other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”
Trump’s camp has previously come under fire for their use of R.E.M’s “It’s End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a rally against the Iran peace deal, and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” at his campaign announcement. His blatant disregard for the opinions of others does not come as a surprise, but it is gratifying to see so many iconic artists standing up to the Trump behemoth and refusing to endorse his brand of racism and ignorance.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.