Rolling Stones Tell Trump To Stop Playing Their Songs At Rallies

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: May 05, 2016 4:00 PM
Rolling Stones Tell Trump To Stop Playing Their Songs At Rallies

The Rolling Stones aren't supporters of Donald Trump, and they don't even want to be peripherally associated with the candidate. The group recently ordered Trump to stop playing their songs at various campaign events, saying that they had never granted the candidate permission to use them.

The legendary British rockers have "never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," a spokesperson said in a statement obtained by NBC News.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has been soundtracking his events with at least two Stones songs — "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Start Me Up" — since launching his White House bid almost a year ago.

"Start Me Up" was most recently played on Tuesday night, when Trump celebrated his Indiana primary win at Trump Tower in New York City.

Aerosmith has also asked Trump to refrain from using their songs at rallies.

Personally, I think this is a bit dumb. Music is music--it's not an endorsement unless the artist says so.