Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist to Trump for use of song
BOSTON (AP) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band's songs at rallies.
Tyler's attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president Wednesday, a day after the song "Livin' on the Edge" was heard playing at a Trump rally in West Virginia. It's not the first time Tyler has asked Trump to stop using Aerosmith songs.
Tyler sent the Trump campaign a pair of cease-and-desist letters in 2015 for its use of the band's music. The latest letter says by using "Livin' on the Edge," the president "is falsely implying that our client, once again, endorses his campaign and/or his presidency." Tyler said Wednesday on Twitter that it isn't a political issue, he just does not let anyone use his songs without permission.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT DEMS VS. REPUB. I DO NOT LET ANYONE USE MY SONGS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. MY MUSIC IS FOR CAUSES NOT FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS OR RALLIES. PROTECTING COPYRIGHT AND SONGWRITERS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR EVEN BEFORE THIS CURRENT ADMINISTRATION TOOK OFFICE.— Steven Tyler (@IamStevenT) August 22, 2018
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