Lawyers For Rocker Steven Tyler Are Threatening To Sue U.s. Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump If He Continues To Ignore Requests To Stop Using Aerosmith's Dream On Song At Political Rallies.
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The real estate tycoon and reality TV star has been using the 1970s ballad on the campaign trail, but Tyler is reportedly not happy with the suggestion he endorses the Republican's run for the White House. His legal representatives initially fired off a cease-and-desist notice to Trump in August (15), but the new politician used the tune again on Saturday (10Oct15) as he made an appearance in Georgia - and now Tyler's lawyers are demanding a response.
They are seeking to have Trump cut the track from his campaign playlist or provide evidence to show he has the rights to use the song.
The cease-and-desist letter, obtained by editors at The Hollywood Reporter, reads: "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."
Ironically, the singer, a registered Republican supporter, attended the right-wing party's debate in Cleveland, Ohio with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer as guests of Trump in August (15).
The news emerges weeks after Michael Stipe and his former R.E.M. bandmates objected to Trump using their apocalyptic anthem It's The End Of The World as a campaign tune, while Neil Young previously criticised the outspoken candidate after his song Rockin' In the Free World was played as the business mogul announced his bid for the White House in June (15).
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