Neil Young was not pleased with Donald Trump’s decision to walk into his presidential announcement rally to Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World.”
Young’s manager, Elliot Roberts, told Mother Jones that Trump did not seek permission to use the song.
“Donald Trump’s use of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ was not authorized. Mr. Young is a longtime supporter of Bernie Sanders,” Roberts said in a statement.
Trump is far from the first Republican candidate to be chided by musicians for playing their songs at a political event.
In January, the Dropkick Murphys told Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to stop using their music because “we literally hate you.”
During the 2012 election, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were told to stop playing Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” and K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag.”
And in 2010, House Republicans were forced to cease using Aerosmith’s “Back in the Saddle.”