The Rolling Stones have become the latest act to distance themselves from US Presidential candidate Donald Trump after it emerged that the Republican frontrunner has been playing their music at political events.
Trump’s campaign has included a number of controversies to date, including contention over the songs played at his rallies. A number of musicians have previously objected to Trump using their music at campaign rallies, including Adele, Neil Young, REM and Aerosmith.
The Daily Beast now reports that Trump has been using three of the Rolling Stones’ hits at his rallies: ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and ‘Brown Sugar’. A representative for the group has stated that they had not approved this.
“The band was not asked for permission to use the songs,” spokeswoman Fran Curtis told The Daily Beast.
The band have voiced the opposition to Trump in the past. Last year, Keith Richards told Billboard: “Can you imagine President Trump? The worst nightmare. But we can’t say that. Because it could happen.”
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