Sunday 30 April 2017

Rolling Stones latest artists to freak out at Donald Trump using their music

Helena Horton

You can't always get what you want.

This is true for Donald Trump - he has been lambasted for using the music of The Rolling Stones and Adele to promote his presidential campaign.

Adele was the first to claim he was using her music without permission, and now The Rolling Stones have piped up, saying the same.

Trump has been using three of the Rolling Stones' hits at his rallies: 'You Can’t Always Get What You Want', 'Sympathy for the Devil' and 'Brown Sugar'.

A representative for the band told The Daily Beast: "The band was not asked for permission to use the songs." 

Perhaps Trump did not ask because he knew the answer would probably be no.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania looks on at his election night watch party in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania looks on at his election night watch party in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty

The Rolling Stones do not seem to be fans of the Republican presidential candidate hopeful.

“Can you imagine President Trump? The worst nightmare,” Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards told Billboard last year.

“But we can’t say that. Because it could happen. This is one of the wonders of this country. Who would’ve thought Ronald Reagan could be president?”

Mick Jagger is also not a great fan of the Republican Party, and went out of his way to be rude about Mitt Romney in an original blues song he performed on Saturday Night Live in 2012.

Neil Young, REM and Aerosmith have also complained about him using their music at campaign rallies.

Trump plays music for 50 minutes before he speaks, over a loudspeaker, and it's a playlist he compiles himself.

He has said that the more inappropriate the music is for a political rally, the better - and no matter what you think of Trump, it appears he  has picked some legendary tunes for his political playlist.

It has featured music from the cast recordings of the musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, and songs by Twisted Sister, The Beatles, and Elton John.

It's just a shame for him that no one featured on the playlist seems to want to be on it.

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