Hey Donald, You Can’t Always Get What You Want!The Rolling Stones, rock legends are threatening legal action against Donald Trump and his campaign for the U.S. president’s use of their song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at campaign rallies.
The Rolling Stones want no part of President Trump or his campaign and have appointed the multi-billion dollar performing rights company BMI to go to court if needed and stop Trump using their music. A deadline set for the cease-and-desist has been established by BMI lawyers at midnight tonight.
The Rolling Stones official Twitter account issued the following statement…
“The BMI has notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement…If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists, then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed.”
The letter is the latest in a campaign by the Rolling Stones to stop Trump using the song at rallies, which dates back to 2016. It was initially played at Republican party primaries. The rock legends are now so upset that a lawsuit appears to come as early as Monday Morning. The BMI has yet to receive any response from lawyers acting on behalf of the President or his campaign.
The Rolling Stones are not the first musicians to demand that the president stop using their songs. The family of Tom Petty issued a cease-and-desist letter over Trump’s use of “I Won’t Back Down” at a rally in Tulsa on June 20th. Petty’s family posted an open letter on Twitter saying the late singer…
“Would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate.”
Queen complained four years ago when Trump walked on stage to their anthem, “We Are The Champions” during a Republican Party event in Cleveland, Ohio, in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other artists upset with Trump’s use of their music include:
· Pharrell Williams
· Neil Young
· The estate of singer Prince.
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was first recorded and released 51 years ago, on the Rolling Stones iconic1969 album “Let It Bleed.”
The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time.