Aerosmith refuse to let Donald Trump use their music despite being friends with him

Trump has been playing the band's 'Dream On' during his US Presidential campaign

Aerosmith have allegedly sent a cease-and-desist order to Donald Trump after he used their song ‘Dream On’ to promote his US Presidential candidacy campaign.

Trump is currently in the race to be the Republican representative for the 2016 US election and has used the song as background music at rallies in Alabama and Georgia.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a representative of the group has sent a letter saying: “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.”


“We are unaware of any public performance license granting Trump for President the right to perform ‘Dream On’ in connection with the Campaign. If Trump for President has any such license, please forward it to our attention immediately”.

Watch footage of Donald Trump air-drumming to Aerosmith below.


As Stereogum note however, the band’s frontman Steven Tyler has been acquainted numerous times with Trump in the past.

Tyler was a judge for Trump’s Miss USA beauty pageant in 2013 and attended the Republican Presidential debate during August as a personal guest of Trump’s, according to the Washington Post.

Trump told Rolling Stone recently: “Aerosmith is terrific. Steven Tyler, that whole group is just a terrific group. They actually came and watched the debate recently, and I know they were rooting for me, they’re fans of mine, but I’m even bigger fans of theirs. So I think Aerosmith is great.”


Aerosmith join a number of artists recently rejecting Trump’s attempt to use their music to promote his campaign, following the likes of REM and Neil Young.

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