Neil Young has seemingly given permission to Donald Trump to resume using his music for his ongoing Presidential campaign.
Young notably took exception to the Republican hopeful in June 2015 after the latter used ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ at the launch of his campaign to run for the White House. Young took to Facebook at the time to explain his decision, saying: “Music is a universal language. So I am glad that so many people with varying beliefs get enjoyment from my music, even if they don’t share my beliefs. But had I been asked to allow my music to be used for a candidate – I would have said no.”
But it now seems that Young has had a change of heart – in a new interview with Reuters, the 70-year-old stated that “once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything.”
“The fact that I said I was for Bernie Sanders and then he didn’t ask me to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ doesn’t mean that he can’t use it,” Young said. “He actually got a license to use it. I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him.”
Young, who can’t vote in the upcoming election as he’s not a US citizen, says that he’s still supporting Sanders for the Presidency. Watch a clip from the aforementioned interview below.