He’s used to getting what he wants, but this time around he has a different kind of fight on his hands. Donald Trump received a cease-and-desist letter from Super-group Aerosmith over the use of the band’s classic hit, “Dream On”. Over the years, bands and rock stars tend to be liberal—not always—but without doubt, they typically veer to the left. This might explain why “The Donald” has so much trouble over the use of songs for his campaign for the Republican seat.
Aerosmith is not the only heavyweight band or musician to tell Mr. Trump to back off; he was contacted and warned not to use the music from other artists like Neil Young and R.E.M.
This most recent warning came because Trump continued to use the song “Dream On” at his campaign rallies. According to Hollywood Reporter, Steven Tyler’s representatives have filed a cease-and-desist letter to the Trump Campaign denying him use of the song and any other songs from the band’s catalog. Ouch!
Rolling Stone reported that the cease-and-desist letter outlines the following, “Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ or any of our client’s other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.” The letter continued, “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.”
For Trump, none of this should be a shock to him. After a Trump campaign event at an August 21 rally in Mobile, Alabama, Aerosmith warned him not to use the song. However, he continued to play it at campaign stops, including rallies in Las Vegas—where he even played air drums along to the song—and Atlanta this past weekend.
What do you give to the man who can buy anything? Apparently, all the money in the world can’t buy him the right to play Aerosmith’s classic, “Dream On”.