The Rolling Stones tell Donald Trump to stop using their songs

The Presidential candidate has been given a cease and desist notice

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The Rolling Stones have asked Donald Trump to stop using their music at his campaign rallies.

As Trump sealed up the Republican nomination with a victory speech at the Trump Tower Tuesday night [May 3], he exited the stage to the Stones’ “Start Me Up”.

“The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” a spokesperson for the band told TIME.


Previously, Trump has also used “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, “Sympathy For The Devil” and “Brown Sugar” at campaign rallies.

This is not the first time Trump has crossed the Stones. Last year, Pollstar reported a story by concert promoter and Broadway producer Michael Cohl, who recalled a 1989 pay-per-view gig during the band’s Steel Wheels tour at a venue in Las Vegas that was to be sponsored by the adjacent Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.

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