Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs - or face legal action

  

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Via:  flynavy1  •  2 weeks ago  •  21 comments

By:   BBC News

Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs - or face legal action
"further steps to exclude" Mr Trump from using Rolling Stones material in future presidential campaigning was necessary after previous "cease and desist directives" had been ignored.

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The Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies.

A statement from the band's legal team said it was working with the performing rights organisation, the BMI, to stop the unauthorised use of their music.

The Trump campaign used the song You Can't Always Get What You Want at last week's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The same song was used by the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.

"The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump," the band tweeted in 2016.

In a statement released on Saturday, representatives for the group said that "further steps to exclude" Mr Trump from using Rolling Stones material in future presidential campaigning was necessary after previous "cease and desist directives" had been ignored.

The BMI has reportedly notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the use of their songs without permission will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement, and would be subject to legal action.

In April, the Rolling Stones - fronted by 76-year-old singer Sir Mick Jagger - released their first new single in eight years, Living In A Ghost Town.

Earlier this month, the family of rock musician Tom Petty issued a cease and desist letter to the Trump campaign over the unauthorised use of his song I Won't Back Down at the Tulsa rally.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the family said that the late artist would "never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate". 

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Campaigning will continue in the coming months as Mr Trump prepares to face Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden in November's presidential election.


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FLYNAVY1
1  seeder  FLYNAVY1    2 weeks ago

Ahem..... Law and order president......? 

Small potatoes, but the law is the law..... for most at least.

 
 
 
JBB
1.1  JBB  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    2 weeks ago

Remember, some pigs are more equal...

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @1    2 weeks ago

All these lawsuits against the turd in chief, I mean, if they were ever settled, while 'president', would we be paying the tab?

Or could they go after him after he leaves, January 2021, I HOPE!, and take his own money?

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Sue the bastards

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Trump has sued or been sued something like 3000 times.  I doubt he is shaking in his boots. Jagger should show up at one of Trump's rallies and personally demand to the president* that the song not be used. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago

The Stones should allow him to use "Sympathy for the Devil"

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    2 weeks ago

That works.....

 
 
 
r.t..b...
4.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    2 weeks ago
"Sympathy for the Devil"

or from "Shatterred"...

'Uh huh shattered, uh huh shattered
Love and hope and sex and dreams
Are still surviving on the street
Look at me, I'm in tatters!
I'm a shattered
Shattered'

 
 
 
r.t..b...
4.2.1  r.t..b...  replied to  r.t..b... @4.2    2 weeks ago

it gets even better...

'Don't you know the crime rate is going up, up, up, up, up
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough!
You got rats on the West Side
Bed bugs uptown
What a mess this town's in tatters, I've been shattered
My brain's been battered, splattered all over Manhattan'

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.2.2  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  r.t..b... @4.2    2 weeks ago

Sha oobie, shattered, shattered!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  r.t..b... @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

I like it!

 
 
 
r.t..b...
4.2.4  r.t..b...  replied to  r.t..b... @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

and the coup de gras...

'Uh-huh, this town's full of money grabbers
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, huh
Sha oobie, my brain's been battered
My friends they come around they
Flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter
Pile it up, pile it up, pile high on the platter'

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.2.5  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  r.t..b... @4.2.4    2 weeks ago

Sha oobie, shattered, shattered!

 
 
 
lady in black
5  lady in black    2 weeks ago

Loser crooked donnie bitch slapped once again.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

How is it the whiny little bitch always gets away with it?

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
7  Adam_Selene    2 weeks ago

Pretty soon the Trump campaign will be down to this.

 
 
 
JBB
7.1  JBB  replied to  Adam_Selene @7    2 weeks ago

You read my mind...

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
7.1.1  seeder  FLYNAVY1  replied to  JBB @7.1    2 weeks ago

They really should be playing this: 

 
 
 
Gsquared
8  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

New Trump campaign theme song:  I'm A Loser (The Beatles,1964)

 
 
 
Ender
9  Ender    2 weeks ago

I think Creep fits better...

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here
 
 
 
Gsquared
9.1  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @9    2 weeks ago

Well, yes...

 
 
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