Rolling Stones To Trump: Please Stop Starting Us Up

British singer Mick Jagger and british guitarist Ronnie Wood perform during a concert of The Rolling Stones at Morumbi stadium, in Sao Paulo, southeastern Brazil, on February 24, 2016. Photo: J.F. DIORIO/ESTADAO CON... British singer Mick Jagger and british guitarist Ronnie Wood perform during a concert of The Rolling Stones at Morumbi stadium, in Sao Paulo, southeastern Brazil, on February 24, 2016. Photo: J.F. DIORIO/ESTADAO CONTEUDO (Agencia Estado via AP Images) MORE LESS
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

The Rolling Stones have joined a steady stream of musicians asking GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to stop playing their music at his campaign events.

“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 said Wednesday in a statement obtained by the BBC.

Trump routinely takes the stage at rallies and victory speeches to the British rock band’s songs. “Start Me Up,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Brown Sugar” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” are particular favorites.

Asked about the band’s cease-and-desist request Thursday morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Trump said, “I have no problem with it.”

“I like their songs,” he continued. “You know, we use so many songs. We have the rights to use them. I always buy the rights.”

Several other artists have asked Trump to stop playing their songs, including Adele, Aerosmith and Neil Young. In one of the more colorful requests, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe called Trump a “sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry” man and told him to stop using his band’s music for his “moronic charade of a campaign.”

Latest Livewire

Notable Replies

  1. I’m not surprised that Trump likes “Brown Sugar”. It is, after all, a song about the slave trade.

  2. Does this mean Trump has to give up his campaign song “Let It Bleed” ?

  3. and ASCAP will get an earful any day now.

  4. The unedited version of “Start Me Up” contains the refrain “…you make a dead man cum.”

    In Drumpfland, it’s also known as “Melania’s Theme”

  5. Wow if you thought Trump rallies were bad before imagine how bad when the only music they can play is Ted Nugent “songs”…talk about cat crap fever…and probably only Dennis Miller “humor”…holy fucking shit what a nightmare!

Continue the discussion at forums.talkingpointsmemo.com

19 more replies

Participants

Avatar for system1 Avatar for beccam Avatar for srfromgr Avatar for littlegirlblue Avatar for smiley Avatar for inversion Avatar for daveyjones64 Avatar for sherlock1 Avatar for martinstett Avatar for anon65360998 Avatar for dickweed Avatar for dm3000 Avatar for manziel Avatar for antisachetdethe Avatar for spencersmom Avatar for professorpoopypants Avatar for tiowally Avatar for home_invader

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: