Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler wants Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Candidate, to stop using the band’s famous song “Dream On” at campaign events.
On Saturday, Tyler’s attorneys sent a second cease-and-assist letter to Trump’s campaign committee. The letter says that Trump does “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’” or any of Tyler’s other songs and that it “gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.”
Both Tyler and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry are registered Republicans. However, this letter indicates that Tyler isn’t fond of Trump’s policies.
This is the third time Trump has been warned by a legendary musician.
When Trump announced his candidacy for president, his campaign played Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” The Canadian icon demanded that Trump stop using his song and declared support for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Trump also used R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” prompting the band to issue a statement.
In the past, Bruce Springsteen objected to Ronald Reagan’s use of “Born in the USA” in 1984.
Attorney Dina LaPolt said in a statement that the letter was not a “political” or “personal issue with Mr Trump,” but was concerned with permission and copyright.
Trump’s representatives have yet to respond.