Donald Trump Receives Legal Threat Over Use of Aerosmith”s ”Dream On”
Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler has demanded that Donald Trump stop using the band’s song “Dream on” in his campaign. It’s the third time a rock musician has filed a lawsuit against Trump during his presidential campaign.
Tyler has sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter, saying that the use of the song “gives a false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid,” AP reported.
It’s the second warning coming from Tyler: at the end of August, after a rally in Mobile, Alabama, he asked Trump not to use the song. However, the Republican presidential candidate and real estate tycoon ignored the warning.
Now, the lawyers of Aerosmith frontman are serious, saying that “if Trump for President does not comply with our demands, our client will be forced to pursue any and all legal or equitable remedies which our client may have against you.”
Tyler and the band’s guitarist Joe Perry are Republicans, and Tyler even visited the GOP debate in August as Trump’s guest.
So, the current lawsuit is not personal or political, one of Tyler’s lawyers said: it’s just about copyright and legal permission to use the song.
Trump’s representatives have so far refused to comment on the issue, AP reported.
Tyler’s complaint comes after other rock stars have also criticized Trump for using their music in his campaign.
In mid-June Neil Young, a supporter of the left in US politics, demanded that the mogul’s presidential campaign stop using his song “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
Last month, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe had some harsh words for Trump when his campaign used the band’s song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).” Stipe called it “a moronic charade of a campaign” on his ex-bandmate’s Twitter account.