24 Aug Steven Tyler Demands Donald Trump Not To Play Aerosmith’s Music At Rallies
The Aerosmith band’s leader, Steve Tyler was angry when the US President repeatedly played the band’s music during his campaigns without their permission.
According to CNN, Steven Tyler asked his lawyer to send another cease-and-desist letter to Trump’s office after “Livin’ on the Edge” was played at a Trump rally in Charleston, West Virginia, on Tuesday.
“Mr Trump is creating the false impression that our client has given his consent for the use of his music, and even that he endorses the presidency of Mr Trump.” Tyler’s lawyers argued.
The letter also adds: “Mr Trump does not have any right to use the name, image, voice or likeness of our client, without his express written permission.”
This is not the first time Trump has used an Aerosmith track illegally. During the 2015 presidential campaign, Mr. Trump played “Dream on” in several campaigns. Then, on Twitter he said he wouldn’t do the same thing again on Twitter.
Aerosmith is a legendary American rock band formed in 1970. The group consists of three members: Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide.
In addition to the collision with Aerosmith, Trump had also used the music of many other artists without their permission. In February 2016, he played the song “Rolling in the deep” by Adele to warm up the atmosphere before delivering his speeches which made the singer very angry. In May 2016, he played “Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Start Me Up” at voters meetings. He ignored the group’s protests afterward and did not give any response. He also used the song “Rockin ‘in the Free World” by Neil Young and then requested to stop this immediately by the artist. Neil Young then announced his support for another candidate.