Rocker Steven Tyler has had to call in his attorney, telling the president to stop using Aerosmith music at rallies.
Tyler’s attorney sent President Donald Trump a cease-and-desist letter Wednesday, the day after Trump rally organizers in West Virginia played “Livin’ on the Edge,” The Associated Press reported.
This isn’t the first time the Aerosmith frontman has asked the president to stop using the band’s music. The Trump campaign received two similar letters in 2015 for using Aerosmith songs at events, CNN reported.
This week’s letter says, according to AP, that by using the song, the president “is falsely implying that our client, once again, endorses his campaign and/or his presidency.”
Here is the cease and desist letter to Trump from Steven Tyler’s lawyers demanding that the Trump campaign refrain from playing Aerosmith music at rallies. Aerosmith has made this demand before according to this letter. pic.twitter.com/tWpOSO6tS5— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 22, 2018
Tyler also went to Trump’s favorite platform to reach out to fans and followers, Twitter, to explain that it isn’t politics. Rather Tyler doesn’t let anyone use the music without his OK.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT DEMS VS. REPUB. I DO NOT LET ANYONE USE MY SONGS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. MY MUSIC IS FOR CAUSES NOT FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS OR RALLIES. PROTECTING COPYRIGHT AND SONGWRITERS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR EVEN BEFORE THIS CURRENT ADMINISTRATION TOOK OFFICE.— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) August 22, 2018
There has been no comment from Trump’s campaign.
But the letter outlines that Trump has to respond with a confirmation of compliance in letter form within 24 hours of receiving the cease-and-desist request, CNN reported.
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