Aerosmith send cease-and-desist letters to Trump over “Dream On”

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith does not want Donald Trump to use “Dream On”- the 1973 rock anthem- for his campaign trail.

Tyler says that the issue is not “personal,” but that it involves copyright and permission angles. His lawyers have reportedly sent cease-and-desist notices to the Trump camp, saying that the candidate does not have “our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’” or any of Tyler’s other songs, according to Associated Press.

Back in August this year, the rock band had won tickets to the Republican presidential debate in Cleveland. Tyler maintains that he is a Republican.

The cease-and-desist letter from Aerosmith reads: “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 he is connected with or endorses Mr Trump’s presidential bid.”

Looks like artists have become wary of lending Trump their voice. Previously, Trump’s campaign used Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World. Young asked the Presidential candidate to stop using his song for his campaign. Young has announced that he supports Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America

Trump’s office has also used REM’s It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine), according to BBC. Michael Stipe’s response on the issue was far from subtle. “Go (expletive) yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” Stipe said via bassist Mike Mills’ Twitter page, reports Rolling Stone. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

According to the Rolling Stone, this is the second time that Aerosmith has warned Trump’s campaign against using the song “Dream On.”

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