‘Dream On’ Controversy: Aerosmith Fuming At Donald Trump For Using Their Song
It seems to us that Donald Trump can’t do anything right these days. After having drawn the ire of the public with his anti-immigrant remarks, Trump has been taken to task by artists like Neil Young, REM, and Aerosmith for using their music at his rallies and campaigns. Aerosmith is so irked by Trump’s insistence on using their song that they are threatening legal action if Trump does not stop using their music for the campaign.
Aerosmith has filed a cease and desist letter to Donald Trump regarding the use of their legendary hit, “Dream on.” Apparently, this is the second time Aerosmith have asked Trump to stop using their song for his campaign.
Their first objection which was raised after Trump’s rally in Mobile, Alabama, sometime in late August, had fallen to deaf ears. Trump had continued to and still continues to use the song for his campaign.
Aerosmith is mostly worried that the constant use of the song in the rallies might make supporters of Trump’s candidacy and the general public believe that Aerosmith support him for his claim to presidency. Aerosmith have expressly stated that this is not the case. They sincerely want to distance themselves from Trump’s campaign.
Donald Trump has been using the song probably because he believes that Aerosmith’s Guitarist, Joe Perry, who favors the Republican party, approves of it, but it isn’t necessarily true. The band wants to stay politically neutral.
Aerosmith’s frontman Stephen Tyler has sent Trump a cease and desist letter that makes it very clear that the band wants to distance itself from Trump’s campaign. They are threatening to take legal action if Trump does not stop using the song.
The Rolling Stone did an extensive piece on the news which can be read here. Apparently, Aerosmith doesn’t want to support any politicians who are just power-hungry men looking for attention.
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