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The Rolling Stones don’t want Donald Trump using their music at rallies, either

Billion-dollar business/rock ‘n’ roll band The Rolling Stones have issued a statement saying that Donald Trump does not have permission to use their music in his campaign. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” the band says in a statement reprinted by the BBC. Trump has been using the Stones’ music without permission for months—particularly the 1969 hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”—because, as anyone who’s been following this year’s season of reality-show hit Who Wants The Worst Job In America? knows, the orange jagoff that audiences love to hate simply doesn’t give a fuck.

But The Rolling Stones are not the only folks upset about the Donald utilizing their music in his campaign. Neil Young demanded that the candidate stop using “Rockin’ In The Free World” while campaigning to deport immigrants, Adele didn’t want him anywhere near “Rolling In The Deep” while stating that the singer should be punished if she were to get an abortion, and even registered Republican Steven Tyler of Aerosmith took umbrage to ol’ tiny hands using Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” sending a cease-and-desist letter stating the use of their hit “gives a false impression” that Tyler endorses Trump’s presidential bid. And in one of the more ironic uses of music in recent political history, the candidate voted most likely to resemble The Dead Zone’s Greg Stillson had been using R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at rallies, a move about which frontman Michael Stipe was none too pleased.


As for Trump, he either doesn’t have a sense of irony, or will finally reveal Tony Clifton as his running mate when he admits to being Andy Kaufman in disguise. But now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have both been voted off the island, we here at The A.V. Club recommend that the Donald simply ask permission next time he wants to use some classic rock to appeal to angry old white people. “What A Fool Believes” is still up for grabs…

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