Trump Defies The Rolling Stones

RNC closed with 'You Can't Always Get What You Want,' against band's wishes.

By Hayden Wright

The fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention had something in common with previous nights—controversy surrounding song selection. Various living artists and estates of deceased artists have objected to their music’s use in the RNC proceedings, unhappy to see their work linked to Donald Trump’s political objectives. Last night, Trump defied requests from the Rolling Stones to retire their music, closing the whole shebang with the fitting “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Related: Rolling Stones: Trump Doesn’t Have Permission to Use Our Music

A Stones source said, “This is unlikely to go further. We asked politely, Trump has ignored us,” reported NME.

Queen, Adele, House of Pain, R.E.M. and Earth, Wind and Fire have all spoken out against their music being wrongfully repurposed by the Trump campaign. Also, this morning the estate of George Harrison slammed the convention’s use of “Here Comes the Sun.”

 

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