Steven Tyler wants Donald Trump to stop using Aerosmith’s “Dream On” at rallies now.
On Saturday, his legal team followed up on a cease and desist order they sent the campaign in late August that they say Trump’s people have ignored till now. They cite the use of the song earlier that day at an event in Norcross, Georgia.
The new letter states that Tyler who’s a registered Republican hasn’t given Trump permission to use his music because, quote: “it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid.” They ask Trump’s people to forward any documents that give them permission to use the song if they have them.
On Sunday, Tyler’s attorney issued a statement saying that “This is not a political nor personal issue with Mr. Trump, Steven works tirelessly with both Republicans and Democrats regarding copyright reform and his position has always been consistent regarding copyright and intellectual property. 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.”