The Stones issued a cease and desist statement to attempt to bar Trump from using their music on the campaign trail. Specifically, Trump has been using “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and “Start Me Up” frequently over the past year.
Trump often enters his campaign event stages to the tunes of the famed rock band, but the musicians released a statement on Wednesday stating they hadn’t given the campaign permission to do that.
Other artists who have requested not to be used in Trump’s campaign include Adele, Neil Young and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler. In all of those situations, Trump’s campaign managers agreed to the musicians’ requests to have their music removed.
Though political rallies don’t need permission from the artists per se, they do need to get a license from organizations like ASCAP and BMI, which give residuals to artists whose music is played.Read more to get Donald Trump’s response: