Donald Trump may be leading in the polls, but some members of the music industry want to make sure they are not being confused with his supporters. Recently Adele, Aerosmith and REM had to publicly make statements in order to ask Trump to not use their music at campaign rallies.
Adele is the most recent musician to put an end to the Republican candidate using her music. The first case of this may have been when Sarah Palin used 'Rolling In The Deep' as her walk out track at a Trump rally in Oklahoma. 'Skyfall' was also used at a Trump rally in Ohio.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” said Adele's spokesperson to the Independent.
Adele is not the first musician to halt the use of their music at a Trump rally. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler went so far as to have his lawyers send a cease and desist letter that said, "[It] gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr Trump’s presidential bid.”
REM lead singer Michael Stipe also wanted to make sure that he wasn't being confused with a supporter by releasing an official statement that said, "Go f**k yourselves, the lot of you -- you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign."
No matter how you may feel about Trump, it's clear that many members of the music industry want to distance themselves from his beliefs.
We'll have more news from the campaign trail as it arises.
[via: Huffington Post]