Steven Tyler Tells Donald Trump to Stop Using His Song at Campaign Events
Steven Tyler isn't just asking, he’s telling Donald Trump to stop using his song during his presidential campaign events.
The Aerosmith singer has issued a cease and desist to the Republican candidate, saying his use of “Dream On” gives a false impression that Tyler and the band are connected to the campaign. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the letter is actually the second time Trump has been warned not to use the 1973 rock song. But it's not political or personal, Tyler’s attorney, Dina LaPolt, explains.
“Steven works tirelessly with both Republicans and Democrats regarding copyright reform and his position has always been consistent regarding copyright and intellectual property," LaPolt says. "Simply, one must get permission from the music creators. Steven wrote 100% of 'Dream On,' and this is about the un-authorized use of his property.”
“Steven is a registered Republican,” she adds.
The letter was sent on Saturday, and Trump had 24 hours to respond or potentially face legal action. Trump is a fan of Aerosmith, and some reports suggest Tyler may have even attended a Republican debate as a personal guest of the businessman’s.
Tyler is busy pursuing country radio airplay. His debut single "Love Is Your Name" was released in May, and an album is expected to follow in 2016.
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