Well, it wasn’t that long ago that we told you that R.E.M. had a problem with presidential hopeful Donald Trump using the band’s song, The End Of The World, as part of his presidential campaign. Now, rock icon and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has joined the fray. Tyler wants Mr. Trump to stop using Dream On as part of D.T.’s campaign trail.
On Saturday, attorneys representing Tyler sent a cease-and-desist letter to the presidential candidate stating that D.T. did not have authority to use the lyrics for political promotion. In part, the letter stated that Mr. Trump did “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On'” or any of Tyler’s other songs, and the song’s use ‘gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.’” Well then. Cut the guy some slack folks. Maybe he’s not used to asking first before using something. Then again, to occupy the Big House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that might just have to change.
Editor’s Note: At the time of this posting and following the issuance of the cease and desist notice, Donald Trump again used the song. However, Trump’s camp remarked that the issue had been resolved as of this morning. No further comment elaborating on the settlement was given.