The Rolling Stones are one of the most successful musical groups of all time, and Donald Trump is a huge fan of music. And so Trump has played Rolling Stones songs at his rallies for months. He’s also played songs from Elton John, Aerosmith, and other popular classic rocks bands.
The Stones song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was a popular song for his events, and during an event on Tuesday night, the campaign played “Start Me Up.” But that’s all coming to an end.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Stones told Trump to STOP the music, saying that they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
The Rolling Stones are the latest act to go anti-Trump. Adele and Steven Tyler both asked the Trump campaign to stop using their recorded songs at rallies. Neil Young also objected when Trump used “Rockin’ in the Free World” during his campaign kickoff announcement last year. In all three cases, the Trump campaign stopped using the songs.
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