As we all know, Donald Trump and his mind-boggling views haves rubbed a whole lot of people the wrong way during his presidential campaign thus far. And many of those peeved people are high-profile musicians.
Several pop and rock stars have blasted Trump for using their music on his campaign trail over the past year, as they don’t want to be associated with him or his stance on…well…everything. And can you blame them?
The latest artist to join the chorus (see what we did there?) is Adele.
To pump up his supporters at recent rallies across the US, Trump has been blaring Adele’s hits “Rolling In The Deep” and “Skyfall” before hopping on stage to yell. When Adele found out, she wasn’t pleased, and asked Trump to cut it out.
According to one of her reps, “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” and has denied any further use.
And of course Adele isn’t the first musician to lash out at “The Donald.”
Last fall we told you about R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe furiously tweet-destroying Trump for using his band’s hit “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” as the entrance music for his ‘Stop the Iran Deal Rally.’ The verbal beating he delivered to Donald was epic!
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler took legal action against Trump last October, sending him a cease and desist letter that demanded he stop using the band’s hit “Dream On” to pump up crowds at his rallies. The letter read, “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 [Tyler] is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”
And of course Canadian rock legend Neil Young was incensed to learn that Trump had used his most popular song “Rockin’ in the Free World” to announce his presidential candidacy last summer. A rep for Young released an official statement that read, “Donald Trump was not authorized to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America.”
Yea, Trump’s not exactly the most popular gentleman in the music community. Any bets on which rocker will ban him next?