Band react for the first time since the President-elect played 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
The Rolling Stones have spoken out for the first time since Donald Trump was elected US President.
‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ was played as he departed the stage following his acceptance speech last week, without the permission of the band.
Trump has provoked many musicians’ anger during his campaign, playing songs by the likes of Adele, Queen and REM despite the artists in question asking him not to. He has also defied the Rolling Stones’ own ban on their music.
Frontman Mick Jagger took to social media after Trump played the track. He wrote: “Just was watching the news… maybe they’ll ask me to sing ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ at the inauguration, ha!”
Now he has admitted that he is puzzled as to why America voted for Trump, in a new interview you can watch below. “Everyone outside the US is kind of mystified, I’d say, that’s the polite word,” he added.
At the launch of a Rolling Stones exhibition in New York, singer Mick Jagger says people outside the U.S. are “mystified” by the American election result. (Nov. 15) Subscribe for more Breaking News: //smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: //smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.
Guitarist Ronnie Wood admitted the results were “mind-blowing,” but noted after the Brexit vote nothing – including a Trump presidency – would have surprised him. “There will be some changes made,” he said. “Hopefully they’ll be good ones.”
But drummer Charlie Watts claims that he doesn’t think Trump will be as radical as he was during the campaign. He told the Associated Press: “I don’t think he’s gonna be as radical as he was coming into it. I think a lot of what he said is gonna be tempered down, because if it isn’t, it’s gonna be a hell of bloody ride for four years.”
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Billionaire TV personality-turned-Republican candidate Trump took the US presidency after a series of victories over rival Hillary Clinton. Trump had won several “swing states”, including Florida, Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, allowing him to reach the 270 electoral college votes needed to ensure victory.
Appearing onstage at a rally in New York, Trump formally accepted the US Presidency and thanked voters for their support. After finishing his speech, the Stones’ 1969 hit played from the speakers.
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The song choice angered many on social media, with some calling it “flat out unbelievable” and “a middle finger to everyone”. However, others have described the move as “the greatest troll of all time”.